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Sunday, May 21, 2017

#WeWriWa - The Protector: Where Are the Girls? #sfr


Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly hop for everyone who loves to read and write! Writers share an 8 to10 sentence snippet. Be sure to visit the other writers. You can find them here.

This week's snippet is from my sci-fi romance, The Protector (An Outer Rim Novel)Last week, as Rissa is helping the two girls out the spaceport restroom window, a man yells, 
“Hey, open up.”

As always, apologies for the creative punctuation, which was done to keep within the sentence limit. 

“Gimme a min,” Rissa yelled back.
“I promise to come for you,” she whispered to the girls, hoping they would wait for her outside the spaceport.
As she walked out of the san-fac, a mech glared at her saying, “Whadda mean by locking the door?”
“Didn’t want you walking in on me,” she said then glanced over at a commotion near the freighter where she’d delivered the supplies, “What’s going on?”
The Chellian pilot was yelling and his two crewmen were darting between ships, searching.
“Damn offworlder,” the mech said as he brushed past her into the san-fac.
"You!" The pilot stormed up to Rissa, yelling, “What did you do with them, where are those two girls?”
Rissa affected a confused expression and said, “What girls?”
“My cargo, I mean passengers—damn you to Lexol’s Fire, how did you get them out?”



Who knew rescuing two girls from traffickers would bring down a world of hurt?

After tavern owner Rissa Dix rescues two girls from a slave ship, she must rally the townsfolk to prevent traffickers from returning. Mining heir Dillan Rusteran has loved her for years. Little do they know that by rescuing more children they're tangling with a galactic trafficking ring.

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24 comments:

  1. This snippet is so fine. You're writing a fascinating tale.

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  2. Oh, I can picture that scene perfectly. Well done! :)

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    1. I appreciate your saying so. Thanks.

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  3. Enjoyed the excerpt, especially the way things are heating up in the vicinity. Nice tension!

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  4. Such a small start to such a huge problem. Good job, Diane. Excellent excerpt.

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  5. Run, girls, run! Great scene, Diane.

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  6. GREAT snippet Diane!
    Good luck and God's blessings
    PamT

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  7. Wow- guess she acted just in time. But it sounds like the search will be on very soon.

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    1. Oh, yeah. And they're blaming Rissa.

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  8. Glad Rissa doesn't lose her cool and help those girls.
    Tweeted.

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    1. She's a cool customer, all right. She's a barkeep in a mining town. Not much makes her lose it.

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  9. I hope the girls are indeed waiting for her ... I guess. Unless that would mean the angry pilot would find them.

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  10. Great snippet. Could picture the scene perfectly. So glad Rissa is on the girls side.

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    1. Thanks, Karen. Those girls are so lucky Rissa found them instead of the pilot or his crew.

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