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Saturday, November 16, 2019

#WeWriWa ~ THE SPY: Another Ferking Reminder

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 Spy: An Outer Rim Novel. It's the 4th book in my series featuring strong women on the frontier of space. Because this is a work in progress, any suggestions are greatly appreciated. This snippet continues where we left off last week where Genna is reminded of a former lover.

Please excuse the creative punctuation, necessary to keep this within the guidelines. 

Forget him—her mantra for the past three years—forget the jerk who didn’t appreciate a strong fem. If she hadn’t been summoned to headquarters, she would have been content to stay at training camp, having fun with Ian Tamerly.
She should forgive and forget—she had another life, one far away from this stinking mass of people, and that was how she liked it, far from the Central District, out on the Frontier.
Forget him, keep walking, get out of this crush of bodies, get to HQ and find out why she’d been ordered to report, cutting short her celebratory vacation, the one Ian promised her, and that would’ve been fun—no pressure, days of lying on the beach and swimming in the Granadian Ocean, its water so salty your body floated on its own.
The glint of light off a necklace in a store window caught her eye, but when she paused to get a closer look, a Ringaran vendor slithered up to her, his leathery scaled claw reaching out to her. She recoiled at its slimy look. Swamp scum green.
He withdrew his claw, cowering, “No touch, Big Boss say no touch—welcome to enter,” He waved at the window, “You like jewelry?”
She glanced at the necklace again—dangling from an argenturum chain, the tiny flower caught the light again, a jileena, the yellow wildflower from her homeland.
Sherd, she couldn’t get away from ferking reminders of an affair gone bad.

Tentative blurb:

Rookie agent must rescue veteran before his cover is blown.

Genna Nogaro, new to the Coalition of Planets’ Intelligence Commission, is assigned to bring in an undercover operative in Hallart’s organization. More experienced agents died before getting him out. Were they killed by the intergalactic gangster or has the operative gone rogue?

Quintall d’Sernin, con man extraordinaire, infiltrated the mob and moved up to be the gangster’s right-hand man. Hallart has his tentacles throughout the Coalition—business, industry, and government. Quin’s finally worked himself into a valued position. All he needs is the key to mob structure in order for Coalition forces to take down the entire organization.

Genna will pose as a new recruit to distract Hallart long enough for Quin to find the key. If they work together, they can accomplish more. But Quin and Genna’s lives are jeopardized by a mole in the Intelligence Commission. Will their true roles be revealed before they accomplish their goal?


  1. I have the feeling that the affair gone bad is unfortunately far from over.

  2. And the flowers are everywhere! I enjoyed all the detail in this snippet...great little vignette for us.

    1. Thanks, Veronica. Actually, the jileena flower is native to another planet.

  3. I agree with Veronica, all the details really gave me a feel for her environment and the larger universe.

  4. I enjoyed her inner dialogue -- good job. I also like your made-up words

  5. Oh, dear she still has it bad for him.

  6. Love this snippet, and the details about the necklace and the jileena - she is having a hard time letting go of the past isn't she!
    P.S. Forgot to register on the WeWriWar site this week. Mine's up at the usual https://hywelalyn.blogspot.com

  7. Love the swearing in a foreign tongue! She obviously has not forgotten him.Sounds like a great story here.

  8. Enjoyed the snippet. Sounds like there are signs all around to make sure she doesn't forget. :)

  9. Great snippet! Also,I'm totally going to start using "sherd", lol.

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