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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Weekend Writing Warriors January 29, 2017


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Welcome to the end of January and to another week of snips and bits of amazing writing by talented writers! 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 Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com, then post 8 to 10 sentences of their work, published or unpublished, on their own blog to go live by before 9:00 AM Sunday, EST. (We check signups to 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. 


This week's snippet:  After Earth's invasion, Lily was captured by the wasp-like alien (Bulrager) slavers. She's been subjected to a sort of alien fight-club they have, something to kill time while they journey through space to where they sell their slave cargo. Jobe is Lily's dog.  Jean is one of three other humans she's found so far in her large holding cell. Jean, his girlfriend, Mirelle, and their friend, Maurice. They are from France, but hey, once you start cruising among the stars, France is like right next door to the USA, huh? :-)





Two more times she sat beside the psychotic alien and watched slaves beat each other half to death. Twice he tried his best to convince her to come of her free will to his quarters, tempting her with everything imaginable--better  food, better clothing, a comfortable bed, next to him of course.
Each time, she found a way around his questions. But it was easy to see that his patience had worn about as thin as her chances of escape. Damn thin.When he came to get her a third time, and to collect fighters, she tried as before to pass Jobe off to Jean, but things went about as wrong as things could go.
 


 That's it for this week. What works and what doesn't? I'm grateful for every bit of feedback you share.

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27 comments:

  1. Uh-oh, I sense some unwelcome leverage if he spots Jobe!

    BTW, have you seen any emails from me this month? I sent you the draft of Ashes as you asked but I'm wondering if it vanished into a junk folder...

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  2. Involving the dog is a great way to engage readers' sympathies. I know you've got me hooked.

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  3. This doesn't sound too good. Great snippet

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  4. Oh, no!! Not the DOG! I can't wait (and hate) to see the next snippet.

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  5. What an odd (and scary) situations she's in. I'm wondering what the dog is doing through all of this. Is it quiet? Barking? Growling?

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  6. How dare you leave it right there! LOL I'm just as curious as Cara about what Jobe has been doing. Looking forward to finding out next week. :)

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  7. Talk about a cliffhanger. No fair. What went wrong? I will return. :)

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  8. Wow, that is a cliffhanger but of course I want to keep reading so well done! Great snippet...

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  9. It sounds as though he's going to try some tougher tactics to persuade her. Hope the dog bites him.

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  10. Excellent cliff hanger, Teresa. Lilly is not going to get out of this one easily.

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  11. What a cliff hanger. I want tot know what went so terribly wrong. :)

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  12. I'm intrigued! Sometimes it's hard to keep track of the authors with what stories but I'll be looking for yours, Teresa.

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  13. YIKES! Big trouble ahead for the feisty girl with her dog. Terrific, snippet, my friend.

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  14. HOW did they go wrong??!! Good lord, woman, don't keep us hanging! :-)

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  15. Great snippet. A real cliff-hanger. I hope she gets away.

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  16. Julie Evelyn JoyceJanuary 29, 2017 at 3:56 PM

    Oh, Teresa, you're killin' me with the cliffhanger! lol. Great build-up in this scene. Can't wait for more!

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  17. What a tough place to be. Thanks for a great snippet!

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  18. Thanks a lot, Teresa, for leaving things up in the air like that. What a place to end. Is that the end of your chapter, too?

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  19. Can go as wrong as can be --- and then you end it there?!?!?!?
    Tweeted.

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  20. This time I will make sure that I keep reading. I am not very good with guessing.

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  21. I have to admit, it seems a little weird he's asking. He could probably force her, and he certainly doesn't seen to care about other species! Very glad he hasn't, though.

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  22. Bet he's going to secure her cooperation by threatening the dog. What a scummy alien!

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  23. Going as wrong as possible covers a lot of ground. And I don't like the sound of any of it! I trust Lily and Jobe will win through, but Jean...Great cliffhanger!

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  24. Haha but of course they did. I love Lily, but she really does have wretched luck. ;)

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  25. Jobe will get through all this alive and in one piece. Right?

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