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Saturday, November 23, 2019

#WeWriWa ~ THE SPY: Never Announce Your Destination

Each weekend, the Weekend Writing Warriors share an 8 - 10 sentence snippet. Be sure to visit the other authors. You can find them here.

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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. I've skipped a scene to get Genna out of spaceport.

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

Outside spaceport, she hailed a public conveyance, but when a transport swooped down, she was dismayed to find it wasn’t self-operated. No privacy. With the crowds around her also hailing transports, beggars couldn’t be choosers, besides if she dallied waiting for one without a driver, someone might recognize her.
As soon as she entered the conveyance, the male driver asked, “Destination?”
She closed the door, and in the sealed confines, she said, “Hall of Reps.”
Coalition of Planets Intelligence Commission Training Lesson #6: never announce your real destination. She would walk to the Hall of Justice, a mere four blocks away from the Hall of Reps—four blocks where she shouldn’t encounter anyone she knew until she reached CPIC headquarters.
“You’re Traishan, right?” the driver, a Chellian, asked.
“I beg your pardon?” again, she used Bricaldian hauteur to discourage questions.
“It’s a game I play, guessing the origin of my passengers--no offense.”
“None taken,” If she argued, he would remember her.

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. Nice. I thoroughly enjoyed being privy to her logic during this encounter. And I want to read more. :-) !

    Have a happy Thanksgiving. :-)

  2. I love spy stories, and spy plus science fiction is awesome! Looking forward to reading more.

  3. Oh great, an inquisitive driver! Something tells me this could turn into a big problem for her, but I applaud her caution. Great snippet!

  4. She's clearly taken her training to heart.

  5. The driver would have to be a talker. :-) Enjoyed the excerpt!

  6. Great excerpt - I love the idea of a Science Fiction spy story, looking forward to reading more.

  7. She's taking her role seriously as she should.

  8. She's been very well trained. She knows how to move without being seen or recognized and is always thinking. I'm really liking her character!

  9. Love her logic. I guess there's no such thing as being overcautious in a spy's life.


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