Sunday, April 26, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors - Alien Perils

Greetings to all Weekend Writing Warriors and Readers. 

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I'm joining you for the first time today.

My eight sentences are from "A Tale of Two Colonies" and suggest the perils of planet Delta, inhabited by giant arthropods and the descendants of the lost colony. 


Conley caught hold of Lily’s right wrist, while he grasped his bared sword blade in his other hand. He held the sword so it pointed down between his legs. Lily wondered what fearful danger lay at the bottom of the hole. In an instant, she saw it and stifled a scream. They were funneling inexorably into a monstrous mouth ringed with jagged triangles of teeth. She struggled to grab her laser with her free hand.
          The awful mouth was only a few scant feet away. With a swift motion, Conley threw his sword into the gaping mouth. 


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21 comments:

  1. I'm scared right with her! Welcome to WeWrWa! We're glad to have you with us. I am one of the moderators, and don't have a post of my own today, but wanted you leave you this welcome :)

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    1. Thank you!
      I start looking at the other posts.

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  2. Welcome to WWW. You certainly grabbed my attention with this snippet!

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  3. Welcome to WWW! What a scene you created! Definitely drew me into your world. Well done.

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  4. Danger is a powerful tool in a book. Well done. Does his sword have a hilt? It sounds like he's holding it by the blade. Or maybe he's got a mail glove?

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    1. Good point! Yes it should and he is covered in black armor.

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  5. Welcome to WWW! Enjoyed the excerpt, quite a dramatic moment...

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  6. Welcome! I would not want to encounter giant arthropods.

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    1. This planet has many predatory arthropods and a twist at the end.

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  7. Great action scene writing--and you didn't allow the emotions to fall by the wayside along the way. Nicely done!

    Welcome to wewriwa, Aurora! We're so happy to have you join in!!

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    1. Thanks, it's fun to read the other snippets.

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  8. Welcome to WWW! That's a really good dramatic action scene to start with.

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  9. Great eight. Sure hope her laser's charged!

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  10. That won't be a fun landing, if they get chomped. Hope his aim is good!

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  11. I loved everyone's comments! See you next week.

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  12. Welcome, Aurora! I love your name!! Have you been writing long? I love your premise and your novels :-)

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    1. My pen name is chosen to suggest space with light-hearted optimism. I'm celebrating my first year as a published author and many years writing stories.

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