First view of Figor
Time for more Weekend Writing Warriors snippets. We post 8-10 sentences from one of our works every weekend.
If you’ve been reading since the first post in March, you’ve read the Prologue and halfway through Chapter One. Fan the Embers will be out on full release on Nov 15th.
The shuttle ride to Figor was much better than the ship. In his experience small shuttles didn’t have that weird undulation the big ships had. Plus not being attacked by something unseen was a good thing. It gave him time to get his equilibrium back.
Besides, he finally got his first view of Figor.
“Wow,” he breathed as he stared out of the window in the cockpit. “It’s beautiful.” It probably looked similar to what Earth must have looked like before all the pollution. The seas were a beautiful bright blue and the land masses a mix of greens and browns with a rash of other colors dotted throughout. White clouds filled an entire section of one of the continents.
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.