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Sunday, March 21, 2021

WeWriWa: EU68


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     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: " I’ll never get this Civil War love story written.

The Snippet:  

I inhale deep, then purse my lips and blow through them as I count. Something Kade said before we left pops up in my brain. It was when I was trying to pronounce that weird word. Anyway, he explained that he’s searched our language archives and came up with this—his best explanation for what they had no time to grab: bug out bags. 

Not good. This is starting to sound like spy games or black-ops stuff. 

Let me stop here. I need to admit it and accept it. They aren’t black ops, at least not from Earth. If I’m being truthful to myself, I connected the dots on the first day, about five minutes after Kade held a weapon to my head and told me they needed help.

Read on to finish the scene:

Definitely when I saw General’s eyes; that sealed it. All that talk on the radio about UFOs, and Linus asking me if that’s what I came up to the mountains for… 

My heart starts to race again. 

I look over at Adren who is fiddling with the radio and looking around at scenery. He pulls a toy gun out of his pocket and checks it. Another smaller one slides down from his sleeve.

I gulp down rising fear. They’re not toys. And he’s not human. Just like the rest of them. 

I, Emmily Wagner, have made first contact with outer-space aliens. 

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  1. It took her a while but she finally got there!

  2. Julie Evelyn JoyceMarch 21, 2021 at 11:11 AM

    *plays X-Files music* What a discovery! I'm actually a bit jealous, I have to say. Love that she finally came to this conclusion!

  3. The thing I can't tell from simply reading snippets is whether she lies to herself for so long about them being aliens, that readers will get impatient with her. It would be hard to believe for sure though! So it's a delicate balance. But these guys are very intriguing, I must say. Great snippet!

  4. Well, at least she finally accepts the truth

  5. Now she knows what she's dealing with. So how will that change how she interacts with them? Fun snippet.

  6. And now she's actually admitted it to herself, will this help her to see her way more clearly, or will she freak out and do something stupid? So glad we've gotten to this point! Great snippet!

  7. It's liberating in a way to admit the truth. I do love your last line.

  8. She is finally seeing them with clear eyes.
    I'm really enjoying the story.

  9. I LOVE that last line. I know it's about time she realized what was going on. She really did but wouldn't admit what she knew. I love it.

  10. I'm loving this story, Teresa. Her reactions and thoughts are so believable. "Toy gun" indeed!

    Sorry for the late visit – I was in deadline hell. But I got the MS in on time!