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Sunday, June 19, 2022

WeWriWa: ATNS 20



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.

Marissa, abducted human, 20-something, woke with no idea where she was. After running from the metal box she woke up inside, she finds an open doorway. She stepped through and discovered she wasn't alone. She's with an injured man, Kuylerh. There are predatory animals roaming the darkness. I've skipped ahead a bit. Their gathered group was just attacked again. Kuylerh's bleeding increased and she's patching him up. My last post ended with this:That aside, she now had the perfect wrap to hold the makeshift dressing in place.   Note *the "dressing" is her shirt.

The snippet: 

His smirk was contagious. Hysteria teased. She grinned back, barely holding in laughter--the kind that is so inappropriate and then becomes unstoppable. Just the enormity of the situation, how it felt like she was in a horror film or, God, she couldn’t make it right in her mind. Unbelievable! Sitting here in her bra amongst strangers and beasts, in what building? Field dressing a big guy that she suspected she should have seen in the pages of National Geographic illustrating ancient warfare. At least semi-darkness and utter fatigue cloaked the moment.

On her knees, she pressed against him while working the scarf around his chest. He leaned his face against her and inhaled deeply.

That's it for this week. Next week will end this chapter. Thank you for visiting. Your comments are greatly appreciated!


  1. Enjoyed the excerpt, very dramatic! And the point about the laughter she's suppressing is a very good one...

  2. The laughter detail is so appropriate. It is such a strange reaction and so difficult to supress. Tweeted.

  3. I agree about the laughter. Inappropriate but oh so understandable.

  4. I love the laughter detail. It explains a lot about her mental state.

  5. Sometimes you either have to laugh or cry. :-)