Weekend Writing Warriors~ Moon Unit


Hello and welcome to another round of Weekend Writing Warriors.  I’m continuing with my Space Opera in progress, From Mars, With Love.  It’s such a kick to write, all fiction should be this much fun.  Last week poor Eli was separated from his pal Rilke after they’d both gotten nabbed by slavers. Eli’s not taking the unfortunate career change well.


Anger rose in Eli’s throat like bile. Too bad it was way too late to complain to his congressman about the crass slaving violations of the sweepers. A feeling of deep-seated rebellion swelled in his bones. He set his jaw and considered escape. Escaping in deep space was useless so if he were going to do something, he’d have to do it fast. He examined his fellow future sex slaves for likely compatriots in a reckless and doomed attempt to scuttle the shuttle. An obsidian-skinned Moon Unit by his side looked too fast to be true and he thought she’d make an excellent recruit for any plot. He stared at her until eye contact was made.


Anyone else have a crush on Buck Rogers/Gil Gerard back in the day?



This post is part of an ongoing blog hop hosted by Weekend Writing Warriors. Every Sunday, participating authors post eight sentences from a published work or perhaps their current work in progress. Then we hop to our fellow warriors’ blogs and check out all the fabulous fiction that’s happening! I heartily invite you to participate as a reader, writer, or both. It’s a great way to discover your next favorite book. Click here or use the address: http://www.wewriwa.com


If you’re cruising for bigger bites of fiction or you’re suffering from a post-Christmas funk, I’ve posted two holiday stories on this blog; The Wrong Elf Flash Version and The Longest Night featuring Axel and Liam from To Catch A Threeve. Enjoy!

13 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors~ Moon Unit

  1. No wonder you’re having fun writing this- I’m having fun reading it! I don’t know what a Moon Unit is (besides Frank Zappa’s daughter, yes, I’m old), but she/it? sounds like she might be up for some shuttle-scuttling. 🙂


  2. Nice! It’s fun to read, too! I like how he’s logically and methodically approaching his situation and what he has to do to make it right. Sweet ouch of humor, btw… his congressman. 🙂


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