I hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend (in the US and UK). If you are not traveling or busy entertaining, welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday. Sample the work of a new author. Read snippets of stories in different genres.
I’m posting excerpts from Baswin, the fifth book in my Sci-Fi Romance series, Taxyon Space. The story begins on Earth in the near-future when we have colonies on the Moon and Mars, smaller bases in the asteroids, and scientific stations on Europa and Titan. My snippet continues from last week with your introduction to Holly Moon, the female protagonist with a psychic talent.
You can read last week’s snippet at https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2021/05/my-first-snippet-from-baswin-scifi.html
Holly has scryed the body of a missing girl in a pile of rocks. (Note, Rosie is her sister.)
Spurred into action, Holly rapidly assimilated the physical details of the girl’s location and broke her trance. The crumbling walls of the pit might be the remains of a quarry or one of the bomb craters left in the wooded hills. The big cities had been rebuilt in the years after the war’s destruction, but nobody had bothered to repair the damage in small rural communities.
She grabbed her com, related what she had seen and punched the message over to Sergeant Powell. Her task was done. With luck, her description would enable him to pinpoint the site and recover the girl. Dead or alive.
Ten lines and here’s a little more:
Renewed anger and sadness at the girl’s dire predicament seeped into her thoughts. Leaning back in the chair, she shut her eyes and performed the mental exercises designed to sweep away the unpleasant emotions before they became overwhelming. She envisioned a favorite landscape, a beach of white sand washed by sparkling waves.
A few minutes sufficed to dispel Holly’s negative emotions. She swiveled around to gaze though the window at the verdant landscape. This room at the rear of the cottage overlooked the village allotments. Beyond the garden beds of vegetables and flowers, sheep grazed on grassy slopes at the edge of the woods. The soothing influence of the peaceful scene restored her normal serenity.
She and Rosie had chosen to rent rooms in the upper level of a house in this small village for that very reason. Yet, sometimes she wondered if they had become too settled in this secluded village when the world had so many beautiful places. If only they had the credits, she yearned to travel and explore different regions of the planet.
I’ll leave you with that thought. We’ve been stuck in relative seclusion for over a year with the pandemic. But now, we’re planning some travel later in the summer, although not as far as Holly will get.
Can a psychic woman from Earth find a home among the alien Warrish?
Alien merman, Baswin Kenton Tallis, Second of his Triad, lives on Earth disguised as a human. When the Earth authorities discover the secret identity of his older brother, Bas must flee to the Warrish base in the depths of the Pacific Ocean.
Psychic sensitives, Holly Moon and her younger sister Rosie, were chosen as candidates for Warrish training as hyperspace navigators. The sisters are eager to contribute to humanity’s advance into space. But will they succeed? They must pass a series of rigorous tests and adapt to the alien neuro-implants.
Holly meets Baswin on an island in the Pacific Ocean, but their destiny lies farther away. What obstacles will block their journey to a happy reunion of the brothers in the Flaming Comets Triad?
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Oh, I wonder if she'll get the chance to travel. Maybe her abilities will make it possible.ReplyDelete
Yes. That is the idea for her story.Delete
Will her travels take her off Earth? I'm betting yes.ReplyDelete
Where are you planning to travel? We have no firm plans yet, but it's been a long time since we saw our sons in Calgary and Amsterdam.
As usual, you are correct.Delete
We are in the same situation for our younger son. He is in Connecticut and we have not seen him for about eighteen months. We hope to visit him in July.
I liked the descriptions. And I hope she gets to travel, too.ReplyDelete
Thanks. Holly will travel, and of course, meet the alien mermen.Delete
Sounds like her future's about to make a drastic change. This is, perhaps, the calm before the chaos in her life? :-)ReplyDelete
i hope you have a wonderful time when your trip date finally arrives.
Correct. Two unexpected events occur in this chapter.Delete
It must be very hard to see such pain. Living around beauty definitely helps. Fun snippet.ReplyDelete
She saw a motionless body in one of her usual tasks. Traumatic, yes, but she felt no pain.Delete
Enjoyed the snippet and was able to enter into the moment with her, from your vivid descriptions. Can't wait to read more!ReplyDelete
Thanks. I'm working on the story.Delete
Great descriptions. Is her sister going to travel with her?ReplyDelete
The sisters will travel together.Delete
I wonder if she'll ever know if she rescued that girl or just located her body. It sounds dire. That must be hard for psychics to live with. No wonder she wants to get away and travel. Great snippet!ReplyDelete
Thanks. In this case, she will learn the girl's fate in a later scene.Delete
I think I'm glad I don't have such a power. She'd see some pretty bad things I'm sure.ReplyDelete
Yes. although she also achieves successes in locating missing people, pets or treasured objects.Delete
Great imagery. Can't wait to read more.ReplyDelete
Such beautiful descriptions of the scenery!ReplyDelete
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Thanks for your boost for my book.Delete
I hope she gets to travel. You, too. The pandemic curtailed a lot of us from traveling.ReplyDelete