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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…having no choice, Mark and Sandy flee with the creature and fall into a tent. The owner of the tent is an extremely mysterious being, who prevented him from shooting at their pursuers. She’s offering them the opportunity to Travel…not in a groundcar or a spaceship…last week she showed them the Globes of Amarkana. Mark is speaking:
“What do we do?”
“Pick the Globe meant for you,” Lajollae said, “You’ll know which one is your destiny.”
“What if we pick differently?” Sandy clutched at his sleeve, “I can’t lose you again!”
Lajollae shook her head. “You can each choose your own destination or one may decide for both.”
“This mad escapade is because I trusted you,” Sandy said, “Decide for us.”
Mark took a step toward the Globes, studying them, trying to decide which to pick, not sure what was going to happen next – there was no going back, no other way to end this.
(Note from me: maybe 2-3 more weeks of this scene to share…thanks for all the kind comments last week on the happy occasion of my daughter’s wedding!)