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Saturday, July 13, 2019

#WeWriWa: THE PILOT ~ Famous Last Words #sfr

Each weekend, the Weekend Writing Warriors share an 8 - 10 sentence snippet. Be sure to visit the other authors. You can find them here.

Thanks to everyone who visited last week. I'm sharing snippets from The Pilot: An Outer Rim Novel. It's the 1st book in a series featuring strong women on the frontier of space. Celara's ship was hailed by one claiming to be Coalition Security. 

Please excuse the creative punctuation, necessary to keep this within the guidelines. It's also edited a little from the original.

“Okay, just a few more secs and we’ll lose them.”
Arjay‘s response came out between a rasp and a groan, “Surely, you are not going into that asteroid field.”
“‘Don’t call me Shirley’,” she quoted from a Terran vid—if she didn’t need both hands to control the ship, she would’ve rubbed them in glee. “Those pirates won’t follow.”
“I recall an aphorism popular on Terra. Something about famous last words.”
“Arjay, you are such a poop.”
“Fair warning, cargo transport,” the pirate said, “Attempt to escape and we will fire on you.”
“Did he say attempt?” She grinned as she eased up on the throttle and dodged small asteroids at the outer edge of the field.



        There's no place like home and he stole hers. 

Life on the frontier of space is hard enough so when pirates stole Celara d'Enfaden's cargo, she vowed not to be tricked again. Determined to make an example out of indie pilots who disobey orders, Coalition Administrator Trevarr Jovano impounds Celara’s starship and cargo. If he backs down, he’ll lose respect. If she can’t deliver her cargo, she’ll default on her loan and lose her only home—her ship. More important than her ship, though, is her brother. To rescue him from a galactic gangster, she’ll even work with Jovano who is bent on avenging his wife’s murder.

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22 comments:

  1. I love her cool under pressure. Roger, Roger.

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    1. LOL The robots in Phantom Menace. Good one, Nancy.

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    1. Thanks, Jess. She won't give up her ship easily.

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  3. I do love her confidence and refusal to give up! Their banter was fun as well, shows the depth of their friendship. Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Veronica. They've been together almost 3 yrs. Good friends, indeed.

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  4. Fun snippet, but I have a feeling this isn't going to end well for her!

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  5. She's got great spirit and a fun sense of humor (love the Airplane reference!). If pluck will get her out of this mess, it's a done deal!
    Great snippet!

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  6. She's so confident. I suspect it won't go as she wants.

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  7. She has the blithe self-confidence of youth, and I think she'll need it!

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  8. She's very confident in her abilities. I like her.

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  9. "Don't call me Shirley." Lol. My husband says that all the time if I dare say, "Surely..."

    She's confident, but that would not make for a good story if she got away. :-)

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    1. I can't help the Shirley line. lol Airplane lives forever. We'll see if she gets away. :)

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