Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Far Away and Dangerous

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It’s Sunday again already? Wow.  Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop where we writers emerge from our bat caves to share the spoils of our toils.  I’m feeling a little giddy because I just finished a grueling four day editing session and now I get to play in Space Opera world again.  Continuing with one of my current WIPs, From Mars, With Love, I jump ahead a bit, bypassing the part where Eli ruminates about how Earth wasn’t that great anyway.

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In spite of the dismal circumstances, Eli smiled. Maybe this was upward mobility at last, if he could just figure out how to avoid the whole slave thing. He relaxed and had almost dozed off when suddenly the shuttle took another vomit-dive on the space-o-coaster. They were fast approaching inter-planetary launch. Where were they going – Titan? The habitat on Saturn’s largest moon was notorious for its defiance of the Fair Market ban on slavery. Titan was where the rich went to get all their kinkiest desires catered to, according to the gossip in the trash heaps of earth. He hoped that wasn’t where they were going- it seemed unimaginably far away and dangerous.

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While looking for photos of hunky space guys with guns, I found this and decided to celebrate the love in From Mars, With Love. Back to guns next week.

 

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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

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13 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Far Away and Dangerous

  1. “Maybe this was upward mobility at last, if he could just figure out how to avoid the whole slave thing..” Love his cynical optimism in the face of disaster.

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  2. Oh man, sounds like the characters are chattering in your head, clamoring to be set to words! Isn’t it great when that happens?

    I like his character…

    “vomit dive” and “space-o-coaster” are smile inducing, Alexis. I like it!

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  3. “He hoped that wasn’t where they were going- it seemed unimaginably far away and dangerous.” LOL. Why do I read that statement with a liberal dose of sarcasm and almost giddy boyish hope? Not sure if that says more about Eli or about me, but, c’est la vie.

    Loved the snippet!

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