Six Sentence Sunday

Switching gears for a while, leaving Ancient Egypt for the far future – here’s the third excerpt from my new book Wreck of the Nebula Dream, science fiction with romantic elements, coming out next week. Nick Jameson, Sectors Special Forces, has unexpectedly wound up traveling to his next assignment via a new luxury liner. The ship has had problems already on the voyage but now has suffered a catastrophe of Titanic proportions. Nick and his small band of stranded survivors have gone to the hold to retrieve some useful possessions. Nick still has a lot to learn about Mara:

“Use what effectively?” Reaching out, Mara took the weapon from Nick, expertly checking it over, noting the charge level, flicking the safety off. She hefted it, taking a bead on a particularly garish tote bag across the hold. In a blur of motion, she fired a quick, low level shot right through the center of the bag.

Mouth hanging open, Nick gaped at her. “Fast learner?”

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26 comments on “Six Sentence Sunday

  1. Woot! I love it when a woman shows a guy what she’s really made of. Read last week’s, too. This is getting seriously intense. Great six! BTW, every time I see the chick on that cover I think, Barbarella (Jane Fonda). I wonder if the artist had her in mind? It’s a great cover, in any case.

    • TYVM! I really appreciate the comments! I know what you mean, re the cover model. She was taken from a stock photo of an actual girl but perhaps the artist was subconsciously thinking Barbarella?

  2. Obviously not what he’d expect on a luxury liner! But using a bag for target practice without checking what’s in it first is NOT a good idea, no matter how garish the bag. Could have had something they’d really need.

  3. Great sci fi action and characters, Veronica. I don’t mind taking lessons from a lady, especially one like Mara! 😉 Good luck with the release. I’ll be looking for this one.

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