Saturday, May 9, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors - another snippet from The Lady is Blue

Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Today, I'm continuing the scene from my first science fiction novel, The Lady is Blue.

What you need to know: The alien Atrapako have colored scales to mark their class. Sa Kamizan is a Blue male, and Te Suzzine is a Green scientist. Dr. Lucy Stannis is a human scientist, studying the Atrapako. Here, she learns about their class structure.  


Snippet (shortened to fit)


    Sa Kamizan raised his head and strode in front. His crest was high and Lucy realized he was annoyed. She laughed, “I have an idea. White light contains all the colors.” She twirled in her white summer dress, “See, I am white.” 

    “That is a clever idea,” admitted Te Suzzaine.

    Lucy skipped ahead to walk beside Sa Kamizan. Several of the aliens were now following him. “I see you are at the head of your loyal troops, your Excellency,” she jested. Then she saw the distress in his eyes. 


The previous excerpt is at http://auroraspringernovels.blogspot.com/2015/05/weekend-writing-warriors-8-lines-from.html

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Blurb
The peaceful human colonists on the remote planet of Eden welcome alien refugees in their crippled spaceship. The alien Atrapako have spiky crests, sharp claws, and scales of four colors covering massive humanoid bodies. Their rigid class system conflicts with the party-loving society of the humans. The intrepid Dr. Lucy Stannis, a scientist and undercover agent of Terra, is both curious and suspicious of the aliens. She befriends the captain of the alien spaceship, the impressive and devious Blue, Sa Kamizan Veedak, who led the escape from their hostile home planet through the hazards of space to the safety of Eden. Their tenuous friendship is threatened by assassination attempts, and sabotage by humans and aliens. They must learn to fight together to survive. Can the Atrapako overcome their cultural instincts and co-exist peacefully with humans on Eden? In the conflict, Sa Kamizan questions his allegiances, while Lucy strives to discover the secret of the aliens in a race against time before the colonists lose their independence. 
 
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Your comments are welcome.

10 comments:

  1. Distress? Very compelling hook Aurora. I can't wait to find out what the source of it is.

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  2. I love her realization about the color white! And I'm hooked on what is causing him the distress as well. Excellent excerpt!

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    1. Thanks!
      Soon I want to move to my WIP.

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  3. I"m curious about why he's so distressed. Intriguing exceerpt.

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  4. I'm enjoying the way you're using colors. We tend to take colors and their significance for granted, which means they're a rich source of 'difference' for a writer to use to create a unique society--like yours.

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    1. The secret is - they paint the colors on their scales and claws.

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  5. I want to know what the source is, too. Intriguing snippet.

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  6. Very clever Earth girl! Excellent worldbuilding, Aurora. :-)

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  7. The answer will come this weekend

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