Saturday, August 18, 2018

Change of Plan - Snippet from Short Story for #WeWriWa #Superhero



Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Meet writers in various genres and read 8-10 sentence snippets of their stories. Find a new author and sample their work. Enjoy!

This weekend, I’m switching to snippets from an unpublished short story in my superhero series. It was originally intended for an anthology that didn’t receive enough submissions. I’m debating whether to expand it into a novella or make an anthology with other short stories. Any suggestions are welcome. 

Here are the first lines (unedited).

Her bookbag slung over a shoulder, Estelle Wright hurried out of the classroom. She maneuvered through the bustling corridors of the Bioscience building, relieved her mid-term was over, and eager to celebrate with her boyfriend.
Toby Ryan was not waiting by the exit.
She looked around for Rockette.
A speckled pigeon swooped over her head, and landed on the low wall alongside the steps. Rockette, the flying horse, was in her covert form.
Change of plan,” the pigeon squawked, “Toby’s got a job. Meet him behind the cafeteria.”
Estelle smiled; she had shared a telepathic bond with Rockette ever since the infusions of alien DNA had given them superpowers. “Okay, what’s the job?” she asked, switching direction to march along the path crossing the lawn of Goldman University.

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Crafty as ever - Snippet from COSMIC WARS for #WeWriWa #SciFi Fantasy



Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Meet writers in various genres and read 8-10 sentence snippets of their stories. Find a new author and sample their work. Enjoy!

This weekend, I’m continuing a scene from my latest release, Cosmic Wars, Book 5 of the Grand Masters’ Galaxy. The Griffins, Violet, Athanor, and their son, Varan, are at home when their dragon friends visit with their baby, Istros.

The final line was: The adult dragons watched in silence as the children played.
[Apologies for minor misuse of grammar to fit in 8-10 sentences.]

In a voice like silver bells, Istrelle sang eloquently, “These Vrons have earned our friendship; Violet saved your life and brought us together. We cannot allow harm to befall them; friends are worth more than one or two loose scales.” She curled her slender neck around the Black Dragon’s shoulders.
Snorting in sudden amusement, Ythris croaked, “Crafty as ever, Zyzost Griffin; you play with our sons to claw us into unity.”
“No craft is needed,” Athanor remarked, “Violet can tell you how often I entertain Varan.”
“It’s true;” Violet patted his bent back and chuckled; “Athanor spends his leisure hours romping with our son.”
Stretching to his full height, and towering above the Grand Master, Ythris croaked, “When you next visit my eyrie, I’ll give you a choice of shed scales, mine and Istrelle’s.” 
His expression serious, Athanor said, “By Ishtare’s favor, we’ll visit soon. The Nulls might strike at any time.”

 Wars

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Convenient Distraction - snippet from COSMIC WARS for #WeWeiWa #SciFi Adventure & Romance



Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Meet writers in various genres and read 8-10 sentence snippets of their stories. Find a new author and sample their work. Enjoy! This weekend, I’m continuing a scene from my latest release, Cosmic Wars, Book 5 of the Grand Masters’ Galaxy.
The Griffins, Violet, Athanor, and their son, Varan, are at home when their dragon friends visit with their baby, Istros.
You can read last week’s snippet here – https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2018/07/a-taboo-snippet-from-cosmic-wars-for.html


Its final line was: The dragons’ flare of emotions made Violet hesitate; had she overstepped a boundary?
 [Apologies for minor misuse of grammar to fit 10 sentences.]


“For hundreds of years,” Ythris hissed, “dragons were hunted for their shining scales.”
“I’m sorry,” Violet said, “Is that why dragonlords restrict access to Sythos?”
“One reason,” The Black Dragon whipped his tail, knocking stones off the stream’s bank.
Keeping his tone calm, Athanor said, “I asked Stimon if he could devise an unbreakable container for the silver psi-enhancing liquid. The Nulls’ sonic weapon cracked the casing on our rings, and we lost the protective influence.” 
Ythris remained guarded, verging on hostile, yet Violet sensed Istrelle’s attitude softening toward them.
 Conscious of the dragons’ mixed emotions via his link with Violet, Athanor shrugged, “No matter; we will not break trust with you.” Apparently unconcerned, he knelt by the gurgling stream and showed the children how to make a boat from a leaf. Little Istros was fascinated by the floating leaf, and poked it with his claws; Varan demanded a second leaf, and dropped it into the stream. 
The adult dragons watched in silence as the children played.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Distant Worlds #Giveaway and Book Fair #SciFi & #Fantasy


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Saturday, July 28, 2018

A taboo? - Snippet from COSMIC WARS for #WeWriWa #SciFi



Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Meet writers in various genres and read 8-10 sentence snippets of their stories. Find a new author and sample their work. Enjoy!

This weekend, I’m continuing a scene from my latest release, Cosmic Wars, Book 5 of the Grand Masters’ Galaxy.
The Griffins, Violet, Athanor, and their son, Varan, are at home when their dragon friends visit with their baby, Istros.
I’ve skipped to a little later in the chapter. Excuse my misuse of semicolons.

While the baby dragon and boy splashed in the shallow water of the stream, Violet described the planet of Gorland and its inhabitants; she concluded, “The Nulls, like dragons, are immune to our zyzost powers.”
Athanor growled, “They have joined forces with the Ixioths in our galaxy to invade remote planets and capture new slaves.”
“The fate of Vrons lies out of the claws of dragons,” Ythris hissed, rattling his scales in displeasure.
The scales,” Violet sent.
You phrase the request, my persuasive wife.”
She rolled her eyes at Athanor, and turned to face the Black Dragon, “We have a question for you, Ythris.”
“A Zyzost Vron may ask,” His great golden eyes glinted in sudden interest.
“Master Smith Stimon suggested dragon’s scales might be impervious to the Nulls’ weapons.”
Ythris rattled his scales, while Istrelle stilled.
The dragons’ flare of emotions made Violet hesitate; had she overstepped a boundary?

 Wars

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 Lady

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Scaly aliens invade Eden, scientist solves puzzle

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Dragon Friends - snippet from COSMIC WARS for #WeWriWa #SciFi Adventure



Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Meet writers in various genres and read 8-10 sentence snippets of their stories. Find a new author and sample their work. Enjoy!

This weekend, I’m continuing a scene from my latest release, Cosmic Wars, Book 5 of the Grand Masters’ GalaxyThe Griffins, Violet, Athanor, and their son, Varan, are at home when their dragon friends visit with their baby, Istros.

The Black Dragon croaked, “We promised to bring our son to meet your Vron child.”
Her large emerald eyes gleaming, Istrelle chimed, “We wish to learn of your exploits in the peculiar lands beyond the Rift.”
“You are welcome in the Griffin’s Eyrie,” Athanor said in his most gracious tone. Crouching on one knee, he propped Varan on his thigh and offered his hand to the small dragon.
“Dragon,” the boy squealed in excitement and clapped his hands.
Istros hissed and retreated a step, swinging his thin tail in alarm.
Her musical voice full of laughter, Istrelle sang, “Little Vron will not hurt you. We are friends with the Griffin family.”
Athanor curled his lips in gruff amusement, proclaiming with pride, “My son does not fear dragons.”

 Wars

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Books in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy:

 Lady

Special Sale - The Lady is Blue – 99c/99p this month at Amazon
Scaly aliens invade Eden, scientist solves puzzle

Reviewers say:

an enjoyable sci-fi romance with many plot twists and lots of action!”

I was totally surprised at the unexpected twist at the end of the book.”


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Saturday, July 14, 2018

The Black Dragon - snippet from COSMIC WARS for #WeWRiWa #SciFi Fantasy Adventure



Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Meet writers in various genres and read 8-10 sentence snippets of their stories. Find a new author and sample their work. Enjoy!

This weekend, I’m continuing a scene from Cosmic Wars, Book 5 of the Grand Masters’ Galaxy. Cosmic Wars is due to release on Tuesday, 17th.
The Griffin family, Violet, Athanor and their son Varan, is at home, and you can read last week’s snippet HERE. Note, the Jacksons are caretakers and look after the castle.  The final lines were: “Hades, we’re under attack!” Athanor’s shout resounded in her mind. Instantly, he appeared at her side, bristling with psi flames.


Shield,” Violet warned, erecting a protective barrier around the Jacksons. Athanor followed her advice, strengthening his link with her and enveloping their son in a secure screen.
Familiar presences, fierce and solicitous, coiled into her senses. Crying, “It’s Ythris and Istrelle,” she raced onto the patio. Blue fire flickered as Athanor ported to her side, carrying Varan in his arms.
The Black Dragon, his iridescent onyx scales gleaming in the sunlight, furled his huge wings and descended onto the flagstones. Clasping their son, golden Istros, in her claws, Silver Istrelle glided down to land beside her mate. She folded her shiny wings and released her grip on the little dragon. Half a man’s height, Istros was as slender and skittish as a foal. He flapped his short wings, blinking his golden eyes in astonishment at the strange new place.

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 Lady

Scaly aliens invade Eden, scientist solves puzzle


Reviewers say:
an enjoyable sci-fi romance with many plot twists and lots of action!”
I was totally surprised at the unexpected twist at the end of the book.”



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