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Saturday, June 15, 2019

#WeWriWa THE PILOT Celara Could Lose Her Ship #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.

Apologies for missing the past three weeks. I'm back now and 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. She and her co-pilot, RJ, plan to escape.

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

“Cargo transport, I repeat, this is Coalition Security . . . identify yourself,” The pirate’s voice carried the ring of authority.
For a half sec, Celara had misgivings. What if they were Coalition Security? If she didn’t obey, she would be in deep horse pucky, but she’d been tricked before by pirates claiming to be Coalition Security. No way were they getting her cargo again because, if that happened, she would be in even deeper trouble. She’d gone into serious debt to replace the cargo the first pirates stole. If she lost this load, she would lose more than her investment. Her starship was the collateral securing her loan.

        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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  1. I imagine there must be some way for legitimate Security folk to identify themselves. But will she trust it when she sees it?

  2. Quite the predicament to be in. I understand her reluctance.

  3. Nice job setting the stake so high. Puts her into one heck of a fix. LOVE this book!

  4. Outstanding snippet, my friend. I always enjoy your stories.

  5. A tense situation for sure, no good answers here. But definitely makes me want to keep reading with bated breath! Great snippet...

  6. That's one tough situation to be in. I don't blame her for making a break for it.

    1. Yep. Nothing like falling for a con once. Twice is stupid.

  7. She's in trouble whatever she does!

  8. Interesting dilemma. Sounds like a good read.

  9. Thanks for sharing your snippet. You get a sense of your character's voice even in a little part. Sounds like a great story.

  10. Yikes. Hopefully they aren't pirates. But it would be exciting if they were. Or if she disobeyed legit Security. Good stuff!

  11. This is definitely a tough situation. I'm curious to know how it will all play out.

  12. Great snippet, Diane. Definitely made me interested in the story. :)


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