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Saturday, August 13, 2022

Weekend Writing Warriors: Across the Night Sky 29



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 'alien' man, Kuylerh. I'm in a new chapter. Kuylerh's rescue has arrived an once again, she's being abducted, but this time it's by his group.The man ordered to carry her is not happy about it. She tried stopping him and he's set her down.

Last week's snippet ended with: 

 “I don’t want to be here either. I just want to go home. Please. Help me get home.” Then tears poured down her cheeks.


We pick up there:

She looked back the way they’d just come, longing for the familiarity of the semi-darkness and the attacking beasts. 

Man-eaters over being rescued? That settled it; she was losing her mind.

Just that split second of looking away and it was too late. She didn’t see the next trick coming.

The guard’s hand flew up, lifting a small bottle toward her. There was no time to react before he sprayed it right into her face.

It didn’t burn. At least it wasn’t pepper spray.

Awe shit; things could get worse.

The room started spinning and her knees buckled. She was heading for the floor when he lifted her again, this time carrying her in front of him. The three remaining guards escorted them, re-forming a perimeter.

 Alrighty...she's going whether or not she wants to. That's it for this week. Thanks for visiting. Comments are deeply appreciated. 


  1. Curious what they sprayed in her face and whether it will have lasting effects. But she's definitely going with them now. Your blog post labels made me LOL. You got this!!

  2. He settled it for her. Just go with it, girl!

  3. Oh, boy! This isn't good. Every time she thinks things are bad, they get worse. Good job.

  4. Good snippet. I couldn't help but wonder why they'd so handily be carrying a bottle of whatever it is they knocked her out with LOL. And how do they know it'll work on a human and not kill her? Hmmm....

  5. Reading Veronica's comment I suppose the didn't much care if the spray killed her, although I guess they hoped it would work to make their escape easier. I just hope it doesn't kill her! Great snippet!

  6. At least the spray didn't burn. The guy who's carrying her obviously doesn't appreciate her very much.

  7. She has no choice now.

  8. That "she has no choice now" was me. Forgot to sign in. :-) I hope things go better for her after she wakes!

  9. I don't think I'd be thrilled about being in this situation either. It might be even worse than going to the dentist. A little anyway. I'm very dental-phobic. I always have to get nitrous oxide. I hate the way it makes me feel, but it alters my sense of time.