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!
I’m continuing my new story, Trapped on Vkani, book 3 in my series Atrapako on Eden. The settings are two remote planets: Eden, a terraformed planet with a colony of humans; and Vkani, an inhospitable planet with scaled human(oid) aliens. You can read about the planets and their inhabitants in my Blog Post HERE.
Maya and her team had planned to explore the ruins of an ancient civilization in the radioactive Deadlands. But when a sandstorm buried their shuttle under a thick layer of sand, they had to dig to the surface to call for help. Maya was pulled out of the sand by a blue scaled alien with curved claws.
In last week’s snippet, Maya was able to communicate with the blue scaled hero of the story - https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2019/03/worm-snippet-from-trapped-for-wewriwa.html
He (actually she doesn’t know its gender yet) doesn’t believe Maya comes from another world. The last sentence was: The Blue growled, “Impossible.”
I’ve skipped a few lines.
Fixing her gaze on the Blue, she pointed at the ruddy clouds in the sky, and tried to explain, “Our world lies far beyond the moon, the Red Child.”
The Blue rocked back onto its heels. The hood fell back, exposing its prominent brows of thick blue scales and tall crest of blue spikes. Its nose and mouth were covered by a strip of blue cloth. It lowered its ridged brows and narrowed its eyes as if considering her statement. Finally, it demanded, “Give me proof of your claim.”
She couldn’t risk removing her mask in the dusty air. Instead, she unfastened one glove and revealed her brown hand without scales or claws.
The Blue pressed the tip of one claw on her palm, creating a dimple, but not piercing her skin. It rotated her hand and tapped a claw on her fingernails.
Marooned on a desolate planet, joining forces with the enemy is their only hope.
Maya Pandita spent years preparing for an expedition to the Deadlands. But her dreams of unearthing ancient artifacts are shattered when her shuttle is buried by a violent sandstorm, and her team is abducted by the scaled inhabitants of the planet. Maya and her companions must try to outwit their blue captor and call for help before they die in the toxic atmosphere.
Sa Vittaran has a problem in his claws. Along with treasures from the ruins, he has retrieved three smooth-skinned foreigners. They will die if he leaves them in the desert. Yet the puny creatures have little value as slaves, except perhaps for the impudent woman who claims to be their leader. He plans to keep her. Her knowledge of the ancient texts will be an asset if she can survive the long trek to his house.
An attack by marauders forces Maya and the Blue leader into a wary alliance. They must work together to thwart the bandits and reunite their company. Can Maya convince Sa Vittaran to help her team? If she fails, they are doomed to a short unpleasant life on the desolate, war-torn planet.
Pre-order Trapped on Vkani at Amazon Apple B&N Kobo for release on March 22nd
The first books in this series are:
The Lady is Blue, Book 1, Amazon iBooks B&N GooglePlay
SciFi Romance. Feisty scientist solves puzzle of scaly aliens. (Still 99c on Amazon)
Dragons of Vkani, Book 2 Amazon iBooks Kobo B&N GooglePlay
Please return to www.wewriwa.com to sample the works of the other writers.
Find a catalog of my published stories HERE.
Nice descriptions in today's snippet.ReplyDelete
Well, he must believe her now. I wonder how he'll react though. Great snippet!ReplyDelete
Not really. He's seen similar scaleless hands, except for the fingernails.Delete
Interesting examination of their differences. I like where this is heading, Aurora!ReplyDelete
Thank you. He's curious, although the bare skin will make him warier.Delete
He's very scientific in his approach to this issue LOL. I always love your details, great snippet...ReplyDelete
That's true. He's in the rational phase and a practical businessman also.Delete
Great comparison of their differences. I'm curious to know where this will go.ReplyDelete
Thanks. You'll learn a little more next week.Delete
Quick thinking. It's probably too risky to point out there's a spacecraft buried in the sand, although he'll probably start wondering how they got there soon enough.ReplyDelete
Their shuttle is too deep to be excavated easily. And, he doesn't really believe her story of another world.Delete
What a great way to show readers the differences between their species -- by focusing on the hand, you managed to imply the whole.ReplyDelete
Thank you. Also, he's being careful not to hurt her.Delete
They are communicating. That's progress. :-)ReplyDelete
I really enjoyed the descriptions!
Yes - it is important. Thanks!Delete
Great descriptions, esp. of the hand/claw. I admire his tenderness.ReplyDelete
He's not exactly tender, but careful.Delete