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.
He’d been told that when the two were together, it was a million times worse. Now he knew it was true. He was never drinking the night before space flight again.
Somehow he struggled to the door, holding onto the cold walls the entire way. The cool helped him as sweat broke out on his forehead and neck. At least all he had to do was get through the doorway. His room was right off the stasis room and he collapsed onto the first piece of furniture he came into contact with, a gray sofa that felt like all it was cloth over a wooden board. Obviously the ship was decorated in one color scheme. Not that he cared. He laid down and let the world swim around him while he convinced himself he would not get sick. Not again.
Fan the Embers
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.