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.
How are you coping with COVID19? We’re staying at home as much as possible, but the state is reopening. I had hoped for a quiet summer, but we’ve had a surge of online meetings to discuss how to reopen the university safely and how to run classes in the fall. It’s impossible to keep recommended social distancing in a full classroom, so we’ll probably have a hybrid model - online with limited in person teaching.
The good news: face masks work. The bad news: no end is in sight. Stay safe!
Okay, let’s move on to my story. I’m running a couple of months behind for writing Cosmic Lock. Thanks for your comments last week. I’ve rewritten the conversation that appeared disjointed. In real life, people don’t always answer questions, however, in fiction, readers expect greater continuity.
At the beginning of Cosmic Lock, Violet and Athanor Griffin discovered their baby son was missing after an attack on the planet of Avalon. They found him in the Master Smith’s forge in the volcanic cone. Athanor has teleported to the nearby town to deal with the outcome of the attack. Note, Violet can see what’s happening through a special amethyst he wears.
You can read last week’s snippet at https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2020/05/help-from-space-corps-snippet-from.html
The final sentence was: A shuttle rested in front of the large frame of a newly erected portal.
Now, you’ll meet another Grand Master with mythological precedents. This story in unedited and I appreciate your comments.
The rotund figure of Grand Master Hanuman Pashtari plodded into view. His resonant voice boomed, “Griffin, is your family safe?”
“By Tyche’s grace, they are safe.”
“Indeed, I am delighted by your news. If this masquerade is over, I’ll pop in to have tea with the White Mother.”
“Tingu will be unable to offer you a cup of tea today. Her cottage was burned to a shell by the raiders. She is safe and will be a guest in my castle until we can rebuild her home.”
“A regrettable loss. We must, however, be thankful the White Mother is alive…”
End of 10 sentences and short continuation.
Interrupting Hanuman’s flow of eloquence, Athanor said, “Will you assist me in hunting for the Ixioth mothership?”
The white-robed Grand Master bowed, “I am at your service, Griffin.”
Grand Masters Violet and Athanor Griffin return from beyond the Cosmic Rift with two shiploads of rescued children and escaped slaves, but their enemies have not been idle in their absence. Avalon is in flames and their little son is missing. Finding him may be the easiest problem for the powerful couple. They must unite the fractious Grand Masters, stop the bloodsucking Ixioths from enslaving sentients, and seal the Rift to prevent new incursions of the vindictive Nulls. Can they overcome the challenges and secure peace for the galaxy?
Cosmic Lock is on pre-order at Amazon
I hope to release it well before the listed date.
Best Deal - First time in over 2 years - 99c for Grand Master’s Trilogy
Epic SciFi / Fantasy Adventure and Romance - Three Volumes in One.
Spin through the galaxy, meeting exotic aliens, as young empath Violet hunts the secrets of the Grand Masters and finds a perilous love.
As always, I’ll be happy to reply to your comments.
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