Here’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…A fun way to sample new books and find new writers!
We’re onto a new story of mine, a WIP that still needs a lot of work. Mark, an ex-Special Forces soldier in the Sectors, has been hired by the Outlier Empress to rescue a kidnap victim who’s been taken to the border planet Freemarket, where anything goes and the authorities are usually hands off. Kind of like Las Vegas…he’s broken into the house of Barent Kliin, the kidnapper, persuaded Alessandra to go with him and fled in a stolen car, pursued by the bad guys and the planetary police. They collided with a cargo hauler…Mark knocked the driver out and assisted Alessandra from their wrecked vehicle, after which the couple flee into the crowded marketplace but are now trapped…until a strange little being showed up, offering to help…
“There’s no time, travelers,” the creature said, grabbing Sandy’s skirt with its other hand, “You must make haste.”
Biting her lip, the princess took a deep breath, “I don’t think we have any choices, do you?”
“Out of options,” Mark agreed, staring into the little being’s glowing yellow eyes. “What do you have in mind, friend?”
“Come, come, come!” Maintaining its hold on Mark, releasing Sandy’s skirt as if disgusted by the silky material, the sentient backed away.
Worried about getting separated from Sandy in the crowd, Mark clasped her hand so hard she gasped. Their odd guide led the way, weaving and dodging through the crowded aisles until the two humans were hard pressed to keep up.