Saturday, August 15, 2015

Terra's Slums - Snippet for #WeWriWa from A Tale of Two Colonies



Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Here, writers showcase their work with 8-10 sentences. Join the fun and read our snippets.

This week, I’ll share a scene from A Tale of Two Colonies, the story of an attempt to colonize an alien planet inhabited by giant arthropods. 

Lily strode through the grimy subterranean passages to her tiny room, flushed with the success of her performance and indifferent to the hunched figures of the silent passersby. She ignored the group of five ragged youths lounging idly at the corner, until they moved deliberately in her direction.
“Out alone!” one man jeered, clearly believing her to be vulnerable.
“We’ll give you a good time!” another man called with vulgar intentions, reaching out to grab her arm.
She swiveled rapidly, punching him below the belt. He collapsed with a moan.
Two others advanced angrily on her. She leaped at them, aiming a vicious kick. Her target crumpled in agony, clutching at his groin.

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22 comments:

  1. Definitely a kick-ass heroine. Or kick something.

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    1. Oh yes. Lily will need her fighting skills on the alien planet

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  2. I like Lily already. Kick first, talk (maybe) later!

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  3. They obviously picked the wrong girl...

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    1. Just practice for alien attacks in future

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  4. Wow, these guys don't stand a chance! I like her already. :-)

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  5. Go get them Lily. She's so a girl not to be messed with.

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  6. Ha! How very no-nonsense of her. Serves them right.

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    1. No. She does find someone tougher than she is.

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  8. When it doubt, go for the groin! Love it!

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  9. You go girl! I like it when women get to do something besides be a victim.

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  10. Messing with the wrong woman, clearly. Intense excerpt, love that she can take care of herself,

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    1. Here, she can. Of course it gets worse on the colony planet.

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