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Saturday, September 10, 2016

#8Sunday #WeWriWa ~ Mission to New Earth


Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly hop for everyone who loves to write! Writers share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet. Be sure to visit the other writers. You can find them here.

My snippet is from my new sci-fi romance novella MISSION TO NEW EARTH. Last time, many of you asked what happened between Sara and Marsh. 

“We need to talk,” Marsh said as he blasted past me toward our quarters.
What? I looked around. Where was the rest of my team? Marsh took an impatient whack at the mistletoe ball hung from a garland. Oh, boy. What had gotten into him?
Bill and Tom trailed behind Marsh with Gloria and Ana bringing up the rear. Like me, they wore forest green jumpsuits, and they did not look pleased. Glum was a better word.
        The last simulation wasn’t that bad. 

Here's the story

Earth’s overpopulation and dwindling resources force the United Earth Space Agency to expedite exploration of new planets for a possible new home. When new crises ensue—a giant tsunami and the threat of nuclear winter—the timeline changes. Eight years of training crammed into four. Sara Grenard and her team prepare for launch, but are they ready for the one-way trip? Will the Goldilocks planet prove just right for Earth’s inhabitants? Before time runs out.





34 comments:

  1. What? No kissing? LOL! Great reaction. Something is sure up and you have left me curious to find out what.

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  2. Uh-oh He's smacked the mistletoe and they need to talk. Looks like there might be some bad news coming.

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  3. Uh oh, seems like either the last simulation was that bad, or else there's fresh bad news coming! Great snippet...

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  4. It looks like she'll be getting bad news.

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  5. The mistletoe abuse is a bad sign, I'm sure! I wonder what's coming?

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  6. Yikes! I'm curious to know what happened. No one seems happy at all. Great tease!

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    1. Thanks, Jess. Nope. See what influence Marsh has?

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  7. Oh boy, I can't see this going well for the characters. Works for me as a reader, though!

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  8. Something in the works is not good at all. I hope she can keep her positive attitude (it wasn't that bad). I think she's in for a dose of reality.

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    1. "Reality" plays a big part in the next segment.

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  9. Not that the majority is always right, but it's looking like it was, in fact, that bad.

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    1. Or is Marsh's bad mood affecting everyone?

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  10. "Not that bad?" I suspect she's kidding herself.

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  11. The mistletoe is a nice detail, showing us how they're trying to maintain some normality in world gone crazy. Fun snippet, Diane.

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    1. Thanks, Alexis. It was also to establish time of year.

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  12. The news seems to be bad...I wonder what kind of bad. Interesting snippet! ...poor mistletoe though. It never did anything wrong. XD;

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  13. I have a hunch it is that bad. Love the detail about the mistletoe. Nice touch in the tense situation.

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  14. I'm new to this book, but the premise looks fascinating. I'm not normally a fan of science fiction, but this looks as though it will be a great read. Must try and catch some more.

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    1. Thanks, Rachel. Some of my writer friends who don't read SFR say they like my books. No creepy aliens. :)

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  15. Uh oh. :-) The mistletoe smack seems a bit ominous. Good job of painting with words. :-)

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  16. He's definitely not happy about something. And I don't think he's planning to lure her under the mistletoe! Great snippet.

    ~Joyce Scarbrough

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    1. He should have lured her there. LOL Or maybe she will do the luring. Thanks, Joyce.

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