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.
After finishing the fruit, he packed everything he had unpacked and put the bag back into the corner. Then all he had to do was wait. Once the ship began the shudder which meant the engines were powering down, waiting was the last thing on his mind as he rushed into the small bathroom.
He hated space travel.
The cleaning cloths got rid of the smell and he rinsed his mouth with a small amount of mouth wash. But the roiling in his stomach told him not to leave the facilities just yet. Hugh braced his palms against the small wash basin and tried to take long, even breaths. In the tinny, manufactured air of the ship, it felt similar to breathing in fumes.
Everything jerked and with a shocked cry, he slammed back into the wall.
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.