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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Weekend Writing Warrior May 8, 2016


Hello all my fellow Warriors (and Snippeteers)! :-) Happy Mother's Day--whether your babies have two legs or four. :-)

Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly bloghop.  Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com, then post 8 to 10 sentences of their work, published or unpublished, on their own blog to go live before 9:00 AM Sunday EST. (We check sign ups and remove links when we don't find a wewriwa post-- to save our participants from clicking on empty links--so please have it live by 9:00 Sunday morning--eastern USA) Then we visit each other and read, comment, critique, encourage--all those things that do a solitary writer's heart good.
              Snippet Sunday group from facebook--not us, but many of our participants do both, can be found HERE



Setup:  Earth has been invaded by aliens. Our MC, Lily, and her dog, Jobe, were captured.
      Lily is on the ground with her wrists and ankles secured. It is dawn, and the alien commander and Lily just locked eyes. Last week's snippet ended with Lily and the alien commander going back and forth about why he's taking her and her dog along with them as captives. Now Lily knows that the aliens are galactic slavers.  It ended with this sentence spoken by the alien: "
“And  you will be good entertainment for me.”  We continue from there with Lily talking:

“Entertainment? What kind of entertainment?”
His smile returned but his voice was matter-of-fact. “The fighting cell; you would lose, but your combat would be worth watching. Or if you prefer, you could satisfy my male needs. There is no shame in a Bulrager so far from home, settling for a human female. Your kind is equipped with a workable anatomy, and satisfaction is satisfaction, even with someone as ugly as you." His smile fled. "Your face shows doubt.  Surely you are not so foolish to think life is different on my side of the stars?”


That's it. Having entertainment value is worse than having no value...  She'd better get her best game on. She'll need it. And for anyone worried that this alien might be Lily's romantic interest (yuck) not the case. There is another alien in her future... Thanks for visiting and giving this a read. I am truly grateful for feedback. :-)

30 comments:

  1. I haven't gotten the impression she was involved in show business, so of course she doesn't want to have 'entertainment value.' Especially of the kind he has in mind.

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    1. :-) lol. Perhaps the alien is a fan of Gypsy?

      Nah, he hasn't been here long enough to catch a show. :-)

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  2. Eeek, what a charmer! :-) Sounds like she's going to have to fight, and win.

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    1. Snake charmer, maybe. Or just a snake. Thanks, Christina!

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  3. If this alien were human, he'd be the creepy kind of guy every woman should avoid.

    Can't wait for this story to be published.

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    1. Yes! I am so glad you picked up on those vibes. Thanks, Cara. :-)

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  4. Well....shit. Time for her to grab a flamethrower, pull a Sigourney Weaver and get the hell out of dodge. Great excerpt, Teresa, this is going to be one hell of a book!

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    1. :-) <--- Big smile. Thank you, Steven. :-)

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  5. Arrogant SOB. He'll pay for those words Wonderful story, Teresa. Love your day.

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  6. I'd love to watch her entertain his head off his shoulders! If he has shoulders that is...

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    1. lol-- He is creepy. Actually creepy to write. I'm digging deep, pulling from experience from all of my life to patch this POS together. ;-) Thanks Dani!

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  7. Ewwww! You sure have the "ick" factor down with that alien! I'm betting her inner strength will provide that shot of adrenalin she needs to get out of this. What a place to stop! Hope you pick up from here next week! :-)

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  8. The fighting seems almost like a kindness compared to the alternative! Wonder if she'll have any choice in the matter.

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  9. When she gets her vengeance on him - it's going to be great!!!
    Tweeted.

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  10. Oh dear, both options seem terrible for her. I hope she can get out of there soon. Great snippet, Teresa!

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  11. Wow, he sure knows how to woo a gal...NOT! :) Hopefully she comes up with a different option, since neither of those sounds appealing (or necessarily survivable). Can't wait to see what she does!!

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  12. Sounds like a choice between the frying pan and the fire. I hope there is a third option available for her - or better still, rescue and/or escape. Will tune in next week.

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  13. He certainly outlines the choices in an unappealing way, doesn't he? Glad to k ow our heroine will meet someone better! Enjoying the story, another good excerpt.

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  14. Well, if that's not motivation to up your combat game, I don't know what is! Kickass snippet.

    ~Joyce Scarbrough

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  15. I would definitely pick the fighting...ew. ;-)

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  16. I too think fighting would be better. Yuck. Two bad choices.

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  17. He's such a flatterer, he'll turn her head with all that praise. o_O

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  18. Lesser of two evils...now, which one is the lesser? Decisions. Decisions.

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  19. He's not a charmer, is he? lol And I'm not sure that him reading her so easily is a good thing. :) Can't wait for more.

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  20. There's no real winning for her right now, is there? But this is a great snippet! I really love how you described how his face changed in such a way that we could gauge her reaction as well. I'm pretty sure my expression matched hers. Amazing work! :D

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  21. Excellent bad guy, Teresa. We all want to see him to a very nasty end.

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  22. He may think she is "ugly" but I get the impression he is quite interested in her. Good snippet.

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  23. Her fighting skills as well as her personal appearance have certainly caught his attention. Perhaps he's telling the truth and males are males everywhere. :D

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