Six Sentence Sunday – Science Fiction Adventure

Going back to my SFR , which is now an R&R, sent it back in today with fingers crossed!

Set in the same universe as my recently published WRECK of the NEBULA DREAM. Andrianda (Andi) Markriss, a planetary representative for Loxton Galactic Trading, has been spending a lazy summer with her best friend in the highly exclusive summer compound of the planet Zulaire’s ruling nobility, networking. On a day when a number of strange  and disturbing things have already happened, Captain Tom Deverane, Sectors Special Forces, unexpectedly shows up with a troop of soldiers and demands she leave with him. Immediately.

Andi doesn’t take this very well….in fact, she refuses to go. Later in the evening, all hell has broken loose, as the captain predicted.
Trying to avoid spoilers here, after certain “events”, she and the soldiers are on the run. 

We’ve been through Tom’s near fatal illness, his recovery (but no spoilers about how that was accomplished)….(did teasers about their romantic encounter LOL)

Now on to their next challenge in the desperate journey across Zulaire – the Chikeeri River. Last week Andi was knocked overboard and now she’s in the hands of the rebels.The ringleader is speaking (had to delete his name to avoid spoilers).

“You outworlders never give up, do you?”

Jerking herself away from him, Andi  said, “Don’t touch me, you bastard.”

“Defiant to the end.” Examining his knife, (the leader) ran a careful finger along the edge, his smile revealing yellowed teeth. “Maybe the offering of your blood will be pleasing to these fields, improve the harvest next year – what do you think?”

“I think you’re insane – go to hell.”

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28 comments on “Six Sentence Sunday – Science Fiction Adventure

  1. What? Tom didn’t save her from the river??? Oh that’s messed up! I know he’s on his way, right??? Oh well, can’t keep a couple together forever, got to throw in the monkey wrench…. I’ll be back next week!

    • You *always* catch a really salient point – prior to this snippet, he did explain that he’s planning to stage this murder to point the finger at someone else. He in fact professes NOT to believe the superstitions he’s quoting.

  2. I really appreciate the comments and the good wishes – we’ll see how well I did with answering the points in the R&R letter, got my fingers crossed. Yes, I think Andi ended up being even more tough than Mara, my heroine in Wreck of the Nebula Dream, which is set in the same universe and they do both work for the same company. Maybe this company is just good at hiring strong women LOL! Thanks again, everyone!

  3. The tension is definitely racheting higher in this scene. I love her defiance. And great job describing the rebel leader. He sounds utterly slimey and repulsive!

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