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Sunday, October 27, 2019

#WeWriWa ~ THE PILOT: I'm Confiscating Your Ship


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. Sorry I'm late this week. I think I got my post in under the wire.

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. In this snippet, Celara has landed at Vesteron Colony to deliver her cargo. There. a mechanic catches her eye. She just introduced herself.

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

When he reached into the pocket of his work uniform and pulled out a zircan leather folder, she groaned before he even opened it. She knew what the folder contained. A shiny gold badge, carved with an intricate array of stars, swirls and a tiny red jewel in the center. The insignia of the Coalition.
“I am Administrator Trevarr Jovano.” He snapped his fingers and two armed Security personnel stepped out of the shadows of the Agilean Speeder. “I am impounding your ship and confiscating your cargo.”


That's the end of chapter one and the last snippet from this book. Next week, I'll begin with my work-in-progress--the fourth in the Outer Rim series.



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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28 comments:

  1. She is in big trouble as of now! As for me, I'm waiting for what happens next. Well done, my friend.

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    1. Thank you so much, Charmaine. Oh, yes. Big trouble.

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  2. So much for getting a date! But she will be able to spend time with him. LOL.

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    1. Good one, Aurora. Don't think that's what she had in mind.

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  3. Busted! Sometimes being clever boomerangs. The fun is just beginning! Can't wait to sample the new adventure next week!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. My "plan" is to force myself to finish that darn book. Maybe NaNo will help me, too.

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  4. Uh oh, but I think we all - except for your heroine - saw this coming! Loved the scene, terrific excerpt.

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    1. Thanks so much, Veronica. Does she regret propositioning him? Immediately, yes. In the long run...

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  5. Oh...that Trevarr! So high and mighty. That fall is a long way down. lol

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    1. He is so full of himself and his high standards. Just wait. He'll get his comeuppance. lol

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  6. Dang. That's not what I was hoping he'd pull out of his pocket lol. Great snippet, Diane!

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  7. Yikes! She obviously didn't expect it to be him. How is she going to get out of this situation? Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Jess. I could be cheeky and write if you want to know how, you'll have to read the book. But, I wouldn't be so crass. lol

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  8. She's not too great at spotting mechanics, is she? ;-)

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    1. Good one, Ed. He was working on a ship, after all.

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  9. Great hook to leave us on! It's going to be interesting seeing how she gets out of this. Great snippet!

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  10. Well, that's never good. I wonder how she's going to get it back.

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    1. With great difficulty and a lot of effort. lol

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  11. And so the fun begins... I imagine! Tricky situation for her, I really enjoyed this snippet and look forward to more!

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