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Saturday, April 10, 2021

WeWriWa: EU69

 


 


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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 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.

The Snippet:  

     I continue driving while I try to move my thoughts forward, but I can’t. Aliens. Jesus… aliens… I don’t want to believe it. It’s safer in my ignorance born of denial. 

     But now that I’ve finally admitted it to myself—what I’ve pretty much known since the get-go—I analyze why it took me so long to arrive at this place.

     I think I deserve a pass here. It was fair enough to deny it early on. Like it wasn’t bad enough to try accepting that plain-old, human criminals carjacked me right into a hostage situation. I might have flipped my lid if I’d allowed my brain to go there, to believe they were extraterrestrials.

     Back then I didn’t know them, well, not like I do now. At least enough to realize they’re pretty much like us. 

Read on to finish the scene:

     I bet we’re compatible in most ways. The important ones, anyhow.

     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…

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14 comments:

  1. Really enjoyed the snippet about how she's handling the discovery and the following thought process.

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  2. LOL - Stop it, Emmily. Just stop... Fun snippet.
    Tweeted.

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  3. Straight to there . . . yup, Em, you've got it bad. So enjoy it!!

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  4. She's probably handling it better than I would be. Great snippet

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  5. Julie Evelyn JoyceApril 11, 2021 at 10:24 AM

    LOL my brain's been "there" the whole time. I'm sure your bodies are more than compatible. You should test it out to be sure, though. :D

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  6. I think Emmily is making up for lost time, now she's allowed herself to contemplate the truth. Great snippet!

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  7. Yes, her mind keeps going other places so she doesn't freak out. I guess that's good in a way, but will it get her into another kind of trouble? Great snippet!

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  8. Great snippet, Teresa. I like how she's talking herself into believing.

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  9. Well, if they are pretty much like us, I see no reason her mind shouldn't go straight to there (General's body). As for admitting they're aliens, well, that is a big step. She had to have time to assimilate the info.She shouldn't beat herself up. Great snippet!

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  10. I'm glad to have this extended peek inside her thoughts, because this explains why she hasn't figured out what will be obvious to your readers.

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  11. She definitely deserves a pass. This is a lot to process!

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  12. I wouldn't want to go there either. She deserves a pass.

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  13. LOL! Right to there. Aliens, smaliens. She's got it bad!

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