Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Your Trip To Titan

Welcome to another edition of Weekend Writing Warriors.  Click onward, mysterious reader, and in eight simple sentences, this awesome collection of writers will rock your imagination!  Can you tell I’m having fun?  Well,  I’m still posting from my space opera in progress, From Mars, With Love, and I always get a little giddy after searching for photos of hunky space guys with guns to put at the end of the post.

On to the snippet.  Eli, who’s been abducted for slave fodder and launched into orbit against his will, is getting desperate.


The entry hatch to the shuttle slid open and several Asteroiders in white jumpsuits entered, each followed by a menacing security bot that hovered in the air above and behind them. Shaped like metallic black crabs, the bots’ red eyes scanned the prisoners while their pinchers clicked in excitement.

“Time to get ready for your trip to Titan!” announced one of the Asteroiders. They moved apart, each claiming a section of about ten of the forty or so prisoners. The prisoners stood with varying success, were lined up and marched out of the shuttle straight into a sterile clinic sort of room. Eli didn’t like the look of all the medical equipment and he especially didn’t like the sight of the sleep pods stacked against one wall –  if they were going to be immobilized there’d be absolutely no hope of escape. Although the ship was frigid sweat trickled down the back of his neck. He didn’t know if Moon Units could sweat with their specialized skin, but she stood right in front of him and he watched a nerve in her tight jaw pulse.



As promised, we’re back to hunky guys with guns. In space.

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


15 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Your Trip To Titan

  1. Eeek, this is sounding worse and worse! I hope Eli can figure something out soon, though the security bots seem like a problem. Maybe the stressed moon-unit will be able to help. *gnaws fingernails*


  2. I am loving this story, especially Eli. great visualization of the Asteroiders and crab bots. Jeeze, glad I’m not there. Had to do a double take on the pic–I thought that was Sean Connery in Outland, which I watched yesterday for the first time in years! Loved it all over again. 🙂


    • I haven’t seen Outland in forever as well. This trip I’ve been taking down my SF influences/ memory lane is turning up all sorts of fun things. No wonder my imagination is so skewed!


  3. Things just keep getting worse for Eli, but in a very well thought out way on your part. Excellent worldbuilding! On the edge of my seat for whatever comes next! (I too loved the movie “Outland”.)


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