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Saturday, August 19, 2017

#WeWriWA: THE PROTECTOR - Not Leaving


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Thanks to everyone who visited last week. I always enjoy your comments. Here's where we are. The stranger offers to help Rissa and her friends rescue kids from a traffickers' spaceship. We pick up where we left off last week.

In the dim light that barely penetrated the dark hold, Fortuna nodded to a girl about fourteen clutching a limp bundle and whispered, “I think that’s Sophira’s baby.”
Rissa sucked in a breath. “By the Matriarch, they drugged her, like they did the boys.”
“Help me make them understand we mean no harm--my Traishan is pretty rusty.”
Rissa stooped in front of the knot of children in the corner and, in her native language, said, “Come with us, we’ll protect you. We will not harm you, but you must come now.”
The children looked to the girl holding the bundle. She didn’t get up. “We’re not leaving.”


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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31 comments:

  1. Uh-oh! This may be a harder rescue than she first imagined.

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  2. Well done! :) Trouble is coming...

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  3. Arghh - make them leave!!!! The tension is so thick.
    Tweeted.

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    1. Thanks, Daryl. What's she going to do? Snatch the baby and throw the teen over her shoulder? She could.

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  4. Always an interesting snippet written by you.!

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  5. Oh dear. It's hard when people don't want to be rescued. Intriguing plot.

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  6. Looks like they'll need another method of convincing them!

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  7. They must have a good reason for not wanting to leave- a reason that I'm sure will lead to a lot more trouble!

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  8. Interesting, so of course now I'm wondering why they won't leave. I'm hooked! Great snippet with an unexpected twist.

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  9. Oh no. I wonder what terrible threat is holding them back!

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  10. She meets a lot of resistance for the wrong reasons.

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    1. A case of no good deed goes unpunished.

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  11. I didn't see that coming. A little Stockholm syndrome?

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  12. The devil they know, perhaps. Or the fear of being caught and punished greater than their known fate? Poor children! What a heart wrenching dilemma.

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  13. Great snippet, and what a difficult situatin for her,how on Earth is she going to persuade them that they need to trust her and jsut go with her?

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  14. The poor things have probably been through so much. Nice excerpt.

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  15. I'm curious to know why they won't leave.

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  16. Sometimes slave traffickers hold hostages and such to force compliance. I wonder if something like that is happening here. Nice way to raise the suspense level!

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  17. I wonder why they won't leave? Is it a case of better the devil you know?

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