Saturday, January 6, 2018

Unidentified floating object - snippet from Rishalt for #WeWriWa #SciFi Romance


Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Meet writers in various genres and read 8-10 sentence snippets of their stories.

I skipped last week due to the holiday. Today with the new year, I’ll begin posting snippets from my WIP, Rishalt, Book 2 of Taxyon Space. The story begins on Jupiter’s moon, Europa, shortly after the end of Book 1.
Here are the first lines (unedited):

The intercom beeped. A shrill voice yelled, “Dr. Bell, you’re ordered to the hub. We have an emergency. Unidentified floating object on the monitors.”
Noting the edge of panic in the cantankerous Safety Officer’s voice, Nikki called, “Cut your jets, Tar, I’ll be up in a second.” Anxious to learn the worst, she left the lab and sprinted along the passage to the transit hub of Bathos, the submarine station in the ocean of Europa. What the styx could it be? The prototype spaceship, Taxyon One, had departed from Jupiter’s moon three weeks ago, leaving the fledgling colony without transport off the moon.

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24 comments:

  1. I'm curious as to what it is. Great snippet. :)

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  2. Never good to hear about emergencies. Good snippet, Aurora. :)

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    1. Thanks - I'm hoping it makes a good opening to the story.

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  3. I like it. Crisis in the making, always good for compelling reading.

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  4. Always scary to be in a cutoff colony! Nice, tense moment happening here, enjoyed the excerpt.

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    1. Yes. Even a message would take almost a hour to reach Earth.

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  5. Sounds like a great setup for an adventure to come!

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  6. You got my curiosity up. Great snippet. Can't wait to read more.

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  7. An unidentified object, and no means of escape? That's a tense situation right out the gate!

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    1. Yes, they're stuck on the moon, but they're used to being isolated.

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  8. A USO (Unidentified Swimming Object)? That sounds worrisome indeed.

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    1. UFO - Unidentified floating object. I expect they're jumpier than normal after the disasters toward the end of Book 1.

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  9. Having read book one, I was drawn straight into this and can't wait to read the whole book now!

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  10. Enjoyed the snippet. Loved this line: What the styx could it be?
    :)

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  11. I wonder what the emergency is ... great snippet.

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