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Saturday, April 11, 2020

#WeWriWa ~ THE SPY: Quin's Cover #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.

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, suggestions are greatly appreciated. Genna is in Commission Vorinda's office. This snippet starts after d'Sernin's handler leaves.

“Smarmy son of a bitch—defiant, too,” Vorinda strode to the floor-to-ceiling window, his hands clasped behind his back, “Maybe I’ll reassign him to a remote colony, like Marin 5.”
The prison colony? Yikes.
“He was technically correct about d’Sernin.”
“Technically, sir?”
Vorinda’s lip curled in a half smile, “Quin was a wild kid, followed his no-good father from town to town running confidence games. It’s true he spent two years in a Menacan prison—also true that he was locked up a second time, but that was part of his cover.”
Genna’s ears perked up, “His cover?”
“Quin needed a focus, a way to channel his energy. At that time, Hallart was just starting out, both Quin and I recognized he would be a force beyond anything we’d known.”



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22 comments:

  1. There are so many pieces of this story at play here. So much backstory to learn before Genna starts the mission. I wonder if she'll ever be truly ready.

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  2. There is so much going on here. Wonderful snippet, my friend.

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  3. Since this is a WIP, I'll mention that I didn't realize right away who the speaker was in the line "He was technically correct about d’Sernin."

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  4. Ah, now we get the real story. I can't wait to meet this character.

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  5. This snippet makes the reader want to know more about Quin - and meet him!

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    1. Since I'm dribbling out 10 sentences at a time, the chapter is going so slowly.

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  6. Still a lot to piece together, however, I believe it's clearer when reading chapter by chapter and not week to week. :) Still intriguing, though! Very cloak and dagger!

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  7. Quin has quite a background. Going to be hard for her to sort out what's true about him and what to trust...or not. Enjoyed the excerpt!

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  8. Wow, that's quite the backstory. Intrigued by these characters and anxious to learn more. Great work!

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  9. Loved the body language mixed with dialogue. Do you also write screenplays?

    Keep smiling,
    Yawatta

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    1. My WIPs usually look like screenplays--dialogue and actions. I need to layer in setting and emotions. Thanks, Yawatta.

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  10. So Quin is a wild card. Never know how he is going to react. "channel his energy." can be ominous.

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