Time for more Weekend Writing Warriors snippets. We post 8-10 sentences from one of our works every weekend.
From 3/18 through the end of the year, I’m featuring my upcoming novel: Fan the Embers. Each excerpt will begin from where the previous week’s left off. By the release date in November, you’ll be able to read the full prologue and part of the first chapter.
It took another two hours, expunging what was left in his stomach three times, and a hot shower before the nausea completely went away. By that time, he was ready to arrive. Space travel was not fun. It was about being stuck in a very defined space, unable to move around much due to the need to conserve oxygen. It occurred to him that a ship was nothing more than a casket that kept its inhabitants alive. He looked forward to exiting the craft and landing on Figor.
After getting some food from a small basket that had been left for him with fruit and crackers as well as a huge bottle of water, he grabbed a small bag from the stash seated in the corner. Hugh was going to be on Figor for almost half a year so he had asked for everything to go with him. Clothes, sports equipment, and all his books and visual entertainment. From the small bag, he removed the folder his mother had sent him on Figor and its inhabitants, the Figorians.
It’s 2096, Earth is relatively new to the intragalactic game, and 18-year-old Earthen Hugh MacGivens thinks he’s going to spend a few months on a distant world with his ambassador parents. Instead, he steps onto the planet to find he’s Earth’s selection for solidifying an alliance with the genderless people of Figor—by mating with a local.
Trend a’Bahn is ready for xys life to begin. Xe wants to gain an apprenticeship to a master builder and find xys mate in claiming season. Never would xe have expected an attraction to an offworlder.
While the two navigate claiming season, an undercurrent in Figor emerges. They don’t like anything non-Figorian and they hate what Hugh represents. As peaceful as Figorians are, a fire has been lit. If their beloved Empeer won’t stop such a mating from occurring, they will take care of it themselves.
Hugh came to Figor for a few months and possibly the rest of his life. If they have their say, his life ends now.