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This weekend, I’m switching to snippets from an unpublished short story in my superhero series.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.

 Secret Supers

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28 comments:

  1. This sounds like such an intriguing story - and I love the picture of the flying horse and leapard!

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    1. Thanks. The cat is a black jaguar with wings in my story.

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  2. I hope the job is nothing too serious. She's probably tired after her midterm.

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    1. Of course it's serious. That's what superheroes do.

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  3. Job instead of celebrating, way to break the mood.

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  4. Oh, fun!! I could see it in a collection of shorts or as a novella - depends on the length.

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  5. Nice start for the story! Seems to me a novella might sell better...or of course if you keep it as a short you could put it in your newsletter as a special for your readers. Many choices these days! Enjoyed the snippet...

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    1. Yes, I tend to agree about going for a novella.

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  6. I'm all for novellas, so delicious-not too long. Best from me to you.

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  7. I wish I could write novellas, but even when I try, they get longer and longer and become novels.

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    1. This story was intended for an anthology with no more than 7k. The first story was also intended for an anthology but stretched beyond the limits and became 3 novels!

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  8. Love your world building. Carrier pigeon that can talk- cool.

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  9. I love that Rockette has a covert form. Nobody would think anything of a pigeon.

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    1. Exactly. Estelle rides the mare at night when they're searching for criminals.

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  10. I'm fascinated by her and Rockette's abilities to communicate and Rochette's shape shifting talents. Looking forward to reading more.

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    1. You can start the existing books with the same characters.

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  11. I wonder where the story will go from here!

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  12. interesting start to the story.

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  13. You've got me curious with the mare-pigeon thing, for sure! I'm wondering how a horse can be the size of a little bird. Great start!

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  14. Well, that was interesting. I had to laugh a bit - I idly wondered if Ed's Effing cat could make an appearance. HA! He'd like that.

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    1. There is a cat, although rather larger than Effing.

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