Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Meet writers in various genres and read 8-10 sentence snippets of their stories.
Sorry, I skipped last weekend, but I’ll flip to another scene from my latest novel set on Jupiter’s moon, Europa.
Tag line: Daredevil scientist and scarred alien in perilous alliance
Dr. Nikki Bell’s plan to discover intelligent life in the oceans of Europa hits a rocky start when her spaceship crashes on the icy surface. Seconds before she blacks out, she spies a man’s face in the water beneath the ice. When she wakes on the submarine Station, nobody believes her story. Convinced the mysterious stranger saved her life, Nikki searches for him while she explores the ocean and its alien inhabitants.
Kiron Arqin Ramis chose exile as a Watcher on a remote outpost to redeem his family’s honor. He never expected to find an attractive Earther woman close to death. He violates the prime policy by rescuing her. Despite suffering the penalty, he strives to warn her about his hostile leaders.
Nikki’s unexpected meeting with Kiron triggers a chain of disasters in Europa’s perilous oceans. Can the daredevil scientist and scarred Watcher forge a new alliance despite their people’s antagonism?
Book 1 in a new SciFi series, Taxyon Space.
In my last excerpts, Nikki learned about the mysterious disappearance of her predecessor on Bathos and sightings of possible “mermen”. Today, I’ll gie you another glimpse of the hero’s life as a Watcher.
You can read my last snippet here: https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-new-mystery-snippet-from-europa-for.html
I’ve edited the excerpt to fit. Please excuse my abuse of punctuation.
In a submarine chamber on another quadrant of the ocean, a lone bare-chested man stood in front of four people sitting on low benches arranged in a semicircle. Kiron had been summoned to the tribunal soon after he entered the base. Two of his interrogators were present in person, and two were holograms of individuals viewing the scene from a distant location. The three white-haired elders bore the trident symbol of the Triarchs on their faces; they wore loose white tunics and their feet were bare.
Overwarder Kalpar, a tall man with a stern expression, said, “Underwarder Kiron Arqin Ramis, you are reprimanded for disobeying our rules.” His bicolored hair and matching gold and brown stripes below his left eye signified his membership in the Gold Band Triad.
Standing erect and silent, Kiron wished he had been given time to dress properly; the elders would disapprove of his naked chest. Even the two Triarchs judging him remotely were well able to appraise his appearance via the interstellar quantel. Their holographic eyes fixed on him in a deliberately unnerving manner, although they did not move. His trial was not worth the expense of a live transmission.
I have two specials this weekend.
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Spunky supergirl, snarky flying horse and hunky hero tackle alien killers
Fun series starring superheroes at college and set in a fictional version of Atlanta and other familiar locations. Read about the Secret Supers HERE.
Super Special for Grand Master’s Trilogy, boxset of 3 books.
Teleport through the galaxy in this thrilling SciFi / Fantasy Adventure & Romance
Read about this series HERE.
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