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Sunday, March 20, 2022

WeWriWa: ATNS10

 

 

Welcome to a weekly post of Weekend Writing Warriors. If you'd like to check it out or give it a try, click here to go to wewriwa.blogspot.com

I'm working on edits for Emmily, Unbound--the book I've been sharing excerpts from for a long time. While I'm doing that, I'm going to share snippets from a WIP entitled Across the Night Sky. 

This is an Alien Abduction Romance.

Kuylerh, the 'young king' of an Empire called Rialt on the other side of the galaxy, is supposed to be finding a mate, a woman to be his queen. (he's been at it for almost a year.) Instead, he's been hunting with his guards, drinking, and chasing wild women.  

He's waiting for the prey (abzions--a vicious, local animal)to approach. Meanwhile he's musing on how unfair his task (finding a mate) is. He's a bit of a 30 year old brat--and he has a streak of arrogance. He does have a good side. I swear. You'll see a bit of that soon.

Last week ended with: Pressed back out of view again, he couldn’t stop his thoughts from roaming. All his life, his decisiveness had been a strong suit. Yet this task before him made him vacillate between controlled fury and near-despair.

This week's snippet:

Finding his queen... 

Camouflaged as a choice, in reality, it was little more than fulfilling an obligation--taking a mate to bear his children. 

That was countered by a painful desire that hurt every bit of him when he allowed it to surface. Love.  He longed for real, natural, and spontaneous love. He didn’t just long for it; he deserved it. He was heir to the throne, after all.

His thoughts went to Abraxum, to the old guard's displeasure with how long they’d been searching. Kuylerh was sure Abraxum was reacting to  the pressure of Daekartha’s anger-fueled demands. Even from far across the night sky, the high King had a way of imposing his will on anyone.

To a flaming eternity with choosing for the sake of duty.

A little more if you're interested:

He’d happily give up the whole heir-to-the-throne thing. Maybe he’d be a professional hunter… and a professional drinker. And, considering his talents, he should add being a professional womanizer, too.  Probably something he shouldn't be proud of, but he’d be good at it.

That's it for this week. Thank you for sharing comments---especially when you catch something that isn't quite right. Thanks for visiting! :-)

 

15 comments:

  1. For someone looking for actual love, it seems he has a ways to go. Will be interesting to see the changes in him in this story!

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  2. He really does seem full of himself, so it's interesting that he wants to find true love at all. Can't wait to see another side of him. Tweeted.

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    1. He's got some schooling coming up.
      He was raised by an arrogant King, but his greatest influences have come from Abraxum, his personal guard since he was an infant.

      Thanks for visiting, Jenna!

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  3. LOL - on the little bit extra added - sounds like he has a good opinion of himself.
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    1. Oh, he does. Maybe our heroine will give him some reason to doubt... Thanks, Daryl!

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  4. He seems to understand himself well but it's probably time he worked on a few of his less attractive traits! Great snippet.

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    1. Yeppers. He has some growing up to do. Thanks, Jean!

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  5. That last line made me laugh. Great snippet.

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    1. :-) I'm so happy it made you laugh! Thanks, Fallon!

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  6. Searching for real love might be even more of a challenge than finding an official mate to bear his children.

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    1. Indeed. And sometimes, things step right into your path. ;-) Thanks, Aurora!

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  7. I wonder if he's right about himself, or does he have some better qualities.

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    1. He has some sorting to do... :-) Thanks for visiting!

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