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Saturday, September 14, 2019

#WeWriWa ~ THE PILOT: Give Me Back My 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. 

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. In this snippet, we're back with Trevarr and his buddy Laning as they follow Celara through an asteroid field. 

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

Laning leaned over to look at the comm display, “Sherd, Trev, not only did you leave the channel open, you used the wrong one. It’s no wonder that transport fled. You heard her—she thinks we’re pirates. Give me back my ship.”
After steadying the cruiser, Trevarr steered out of the asteroid field then relinquished control. Was Laning right? Did the transport pilot actually believe they were pirates? That would explain why the ship fled. Still, it was suspicious that the pilot had not responded initially, if only to demand proof of authority.

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 wonder if they'll meet again so he can find out. Great snippet!

  2. Her suspicions will, I suspect, be resolved in time. Until then, they're great little nuggets to think and worry about.

  3. HELP!. What happens next and I'm eager to learn more.

    1. Next week, Charmaine. I wouldn't leave you hanging without warning.

  4. Complex and intriguing setup as always. I can't wait (even though I know what happens!).

  5. Well at least they're checking their first assumptions and re-thinking. Enjoyed the excerpt, this is a fun story unspooling! Can't wait for more...

  6. I hope he can get back in touch with her. Things seem to be spinning out of control!

  7. I've said it before and I'll say it again, this is such a good book! Their sparring, the tension building, omg. Good book!

  8. Intriguing set up!. I'm enjoying the story.

  9. Good thing they're rethinking their first assumptions. Something may not be right here.


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