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Sunday, May 2, 2021

WeWriWa:EU72


 


Hello. Glad you stopped by, especially since I now have my post on the correct blog. I apologize for that--and in my defense,  Blogger has gone off the rails for me. :-( I don't like the idea of switching blogs to Wordpress, but am leaning hard that way.


Back to my wewriwa post:

 

Happy month of May. Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors. If you'd like to participate or read tempting morsels from other authors, please sign up--or check the linky list at: http://wewriwa.blogspot.com/ 

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 This snippet is from Emmily, Unbound, an SFR story. Emmily is on a supply run, and Adren (the youngest looking alien) is with her this time. General has once again kept Murphy at the cabin under threat of harm if Emmily tries to get away. 

Last week ended with: However, I have been ordered to pursue a harsh type of persuasion. I am permitted to harm bystanders in order to maintain your compliance.” 

The Snippet:        

     Well, I guess there are no gaps at all in his understanding. I try to downplay his threat. “Shoot anyone you want. I don’t know a single one of them.”

     I stare at him. Might be more of a glare than a stare. Unbelievably, the corners of his lips turn up. 

     “Emmily, first, although I appear young, I am much older than you. Second, I need you to understand that we’ve evaluated you. You might call it a... psychiatric assessment. 

A few more lines to finish his reply: 

You are sane.”  He winks at me.

       He actually winks at me! Like this is a all a joke! He's not done.

     “You operate on a norm of ‘do no harm to others’. Based on that, we believe you are highly motivated to not allow innocent bystanders to be hurt or worse, when  you can prevent it by following Genrael's rules.” 

 
That's it for this week. Thank you so much for visiting and for reading. :-)

 

Saturday, April 24, 2021

WEwriWa: EU71

 


 


Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors. If you'd like to participate or read tempting morsels from other authors, please sign up--or check the linky list at: http://wewriwa.blogspot.com/ 

Also, check out the Snippet Sunday group on facebook. 

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 This snippet is from Emmily, Unbound, an SFR story. Emmily is on a supply run, and Adren (the youngest looking alien) is with her this time. General has once again kept Murphy at the cabin under threat of harm if Emmily tries to get away. 

I've skipped ahead a bit. Emmily is telling Adren the cover story she's come up with in case something happens.

The Snippet:     

     “You are my nephew, my nonexistent brother’s son.” 

     I pause, reminding myself that these guys haven’t yet begun to grasp truth and lies in exaggeration, let alone the slant on it that sarcasm adds. I add, “Hey, seriously, nephew, son of my brother, I am a writer, and you’re visiting me for an extended time. Okay?” 

     He nods but I’m sure there are still a lot of gaps in his comprehension of what I’ve just said. 

      As I unbuckle my seat belt, he says, “Hey Aunt Emmily, do not attempt escape or try to warn anyone we are staying with you. General has commanded me to return you to your home, to us, no matter the cost. I am not to injure you, short of restraining you for the trip back to your home. However, I have been ordered to pursue a harsh type of persuasion. I am permitted to harm bystanders in order to maintain your compliance.” 

 
That's it for this week.  I bet she doesn't react well to this. :-) Thank you so much for visiting and for reading. :-)

Sunday, April 18, 2021

WeWriWa: EU70

 

 


 


Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors. If you'd like to participate or read tempting morsels from other authors, please sign up--or check the linky list at: http://wewriwa.blogspot.com/ 

Also, check out the Snippet Sunday group on facebook. 

*Note  If you tag Weekend Writing Warriors on facebook, we'll share the post on our page.  :-)

 This snippet is from Emmily, Unbound, an SFR story. Emmily is on a supply run, and Adren is with her this time.  

Last week's snippet ended with:  

     My heart feels like it’s skipping beats when I picture General’s body. Yeah. My brain went there. Straight to there. 

     Stop it, Emmily. Just stop…

The Snippet:    

     I get my head back on track, back to the task-at-hand, getting through this grocery run without incident. What can go wrong with this shopping trip?

     I look over Adren one more time. That boy is a junior stud. His hair is pulled up into a top knot and tucked inside one of my dad’s old Pittsburgh Pirates ball caps. He has a Penguins tee-shirt on. If I could’ve found different pants that fit him, he wouldn’t be wearing his stained uniform trousers. 

     Still, the flawless angles remain: the aquiline nose, his chin and jawline… not too much, not too little, perfect even for Goldilocks. All that on top of a six-foot two frame. I sigh.

Read on to finish the scene:

      He'll be memorable to most who see him, but not in a way that will mark him as not being from around here, and I mean really not from around here.

 That's it for this week. Thank you so much for visiting and for reading. :-)