Saturday, May 12, 2018

Odd Alien Senses - Snippet from Cosmic Wars for #WeWriWa #SciFi Fantasy Adventure




Happy Mother's Day!
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’ll begin giving you snippets from my WIP. Cosmic Wars is Book 5 of the Grand Masters’ Galaxy, and continues the adventures of Violet and Athanor Griffin, the super psychic Grand Masters.

Draft Blurb
Violet and Athanor Griffin reunite with their baby son after escaping from the world beyond the fiery Cosmic Rift, but they find no respite from troubles. Hordes of bloodsucking Ixioth slavers threaten galactic civilization, and a new enemy has emerged from the alternate universe, an enemy immune to the Grand Masters’ psychic powers. Soon, the dynamic couple are swamped by pleas for help. Athanor swears to crush the insectoid Ixioths and expel the Nulls from the galaxy, while Violet has vowed to save the captive children of Cinerea. Can the two Griffins reconcile their divergent promises, or must they separate to rescue the prisoners and defeat the invading armies?

I’m continuing the first part of the story (unpolished and may change.) Any suggestions to improve my blurb and initial lines are especially welcome.
You can read last week’s snippet here:

Athanor drew Violet to the sofa and slipped his arm around her. “I had hoped for a respite of three or four days after our ordeal across the Cosmic Rift. However, news of my return has already reached our allies. I have received felicitations from old Hanuman Pashtari, and Amarylla Threeleaf wishes to taste my presence.”
Amused by the oddities of alien senses, Violet leaned her head on his shoulder, and suggested, “Mother Tingu must have told them of our escape.”
“By Odin’s eye, she might have waited a day,” Athanor grumbled.
“Don’t blame her; you were missing for many weeks, and we were afraid you were dead, or as good as dead.” 
“Brightness Amarylla pleaded her news was urgent, and I’ve invited her to visit us this evening. She can inform us of any significant occurrences during our absence.” His sapphire gaze flicked to Varan, “Assuming our energetic son will go to sleep.”


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22 comments:

  1. Fun little moment. Good snippet, Aurora. :)

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  2. Sounds like a calm and peaceful scene before the storm hits. Nice snippet!

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    1. Yes, although they must know the world's problems haven't vanished.

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  3. Love the easy banter. Great snippet.

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    1. Thanks. Often Violet is the only person who appreciates Athanor's wry sense of humor.

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  4. Even after crossing the Cosmic Rift, a person doesn't get any respite from the young ones, eh?

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    1. No. As I'm sure you are aware, there's no respite even from adult children.

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  5. Interesting scene! Can't wait to see where it goes next!

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  6. I love your alien names and the way way they're described...quite a satisfying moment you've shared here. Enjoyed the snippet!

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    1. Amarylla is one of my most descriptive names.

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  7. Lovely scene of domestic tranquility - but I'm sure it's not going to last!

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    1. True - they'll be teleporting around the galaxy by the next chapter.

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  8. This is a nice scene, but I bet it's the calm before the storm.

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  9. Great snippet. Shows the bond of affection and respect these two have for one another, a strong base about to be shaken.

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  10. Beautiful snippet ... and the last line just shows so much love.

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    1. Thank you. Many people would be surprised to discover he is a fond father.

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  11. Lovely scene. Isn't it just like families? You get home after a long trip, and they don't give you a moment's rest. LOL We can identify with that.

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    1. Exactly. The child is a bit of an inconvenient for their adventures, but I made the problem into one many of us can identify with.

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