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Saturday, October 19, 2019

#WeWriWa ~ THE PILOT: And You Are?


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, which wasn't a good week for me. After dealing with my husband's health issues, I had no energy to visit. I will try to hit both your post last week and this one on my visits.

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. When Celara's ship is hailed by one claiming to be Coalition Security, she gives them the slip in an asteroid field. In this snippet, she's landed at Vesteron Colony to deliver her cargo. There. a mechanic catches her eye.

Please excuse the creative punctuation, necessary to keep this within the guidelines. It's also edited a little from the original.
  
“Did you arrive on that hauler?” He nodded to her ship, his voice, a tantalizing allure of baritone and chokiris, sounded vaguely familiar.
“Yep, that’s my ship,” She tucked her thumbs into the side pockets of her trousers and thrust out her chest a little in pride, “D’Enfaden’s Thermopylae, fastest little transport in three sectors.”
He walked past her to examine her ship then ran his hand—long, strong fingers, she noted—over the dents and scrapes along the aft section, “It appears to have sustained damage.”
“My thruster gimbal got damaged when I kissed an asteroid evading filthy pirates—they didn’t catch me, though,” She grinned, “Hey, you new around here? Don’t remember seeing you before—and I sure would remember seeing you.”
He arched his dark eyebrow.
She raised her hand, palm outward, in the traditional indie greeting, “Celara d’Enfaden.” As he stared at her with green eyes as sharp and clear as veridion, she raised her own eyebrow, “And you are . . .”


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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20 comments:

  1. Oh my gawd, still laughter. And I still want to warn her. She's met her match, but them again...he's just met his. LOVE this book. :-)

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    1. Teresa, you are such a boost to my writing ego. Oh, heck. To my ego. Thank you so much.

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  2. Longing to know who he is, and a voice that sounds familiar...🤗

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    1. Oh, yeah. She finds out in the next paragraph, which I'll post next week.

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  3. Your dialogue and narratives are always so awesome. Ya gotta love Celara!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. I needed that boost. I do love Celara. She's one of my fav characters.

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  4. Diane, I confess I also love Celara. She speaks right out!

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  5. His voice sounds familiar? Sounds like his identity is going to surprise her. Great snippet!

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    1. I figure communication between ships might not sounds the same as in person. Oh, yeah. His ID is going to be a big surprise to her.

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  6. I too noted the "vaguely familiar" about his voice. So they've met before? Is this going to be a good surprise or a bad one? Great snippet!

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    1. I guess you'll have to wait until next week, Jenna. :)

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  7. I hope your husband is doing better! Best wishes to him and to you, scary stuff. I'm enjoying the story...have no idea what 'chokiris' is though? I feel like the heroine is going to be getting some unpleasant surprises soon, but I'll be turning the pages. Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Veronica. He's getting better. Scary indeed. Sorry about chokiris. It was explained in the beginning that I didn't include. Oops. It's a liquor. Surprise coming up.

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  8. Hope your husband is feeling better! I very much enjoyed this snippet. It reveals so much about both characters. Looking forward to learning more about them! :)

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    1. Thanks, Julie. Hopefully, Hubs is on the mend with no setbacks. Glad you liked the snippet.

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  9. She's much friendlier and open than he seems to be.
    Don't worry about making up for last week's visit; you had an excellent excuse!

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    1. Thanks, Ed. I don't like to miss reading the snippets. Too confusing. He is definitely buttoned up, where she's a free spirit. Makes for a good contrast.

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  10. I hope your husband is recovering now, Diane. I really enjoyed this snippet, I have a feeling sparks are about to fly!

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  11. I hope your husband is doing better now. She must know him from somewhere, and like Hywela, I bet the sparks are about to fly.

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