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Sunday, 14 May 2017

Weekend Writing Warriors - Sunday Snippet 2

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warrior and 8 Sentence Sunday, the weekly hop for everyone who loves to read and write!

Writers share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet on Sunday each week. Be sure to visit the other writers - they're listed Below:

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Last week's snippet  was from Starquest, Volume 1 in the Destiny Trilogy (although all three books can be read as 'standalones') introduced Jess, who is rescued from her crippled ship by the starship Destiny, commanded by Jon Quinlan. Gradually she gets to know the crew and grows to like and respect Jon and most of the crew while still being a little unsure of how far she can actually trust them.

Snippet from Chapter 1 of Starquest (slight editing for clarity and to keep within the word count)

Kerry, by contrast to the rest of the crew, was something of an enigma to Jess. She noticed his attitude toward her becoming increasingly cool. Quietly spoken, often taciturn, he was clearly possessed of a brilliant mind. Although slow to volunteer information, if she asked a specific question relating to either the Destiny or Metisa, (the ship's computer) he became completely involved with the subject, explaining simply but precisely. However, she could not persuade him to talk about himself. Naturally this made her all the more curious about him. She frequently felt his scrutiny as if he were waiting for her to give herself away, although she could think of nothing she had said or done to arouse his suspicions. This was not the only thing about Kerry she found disturbing.

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28 comments:

  1. Nice little hook at the end. :-) Best wishes on the RONE. :-)

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  2. Thanks Teresa, glad you liked it - and thanks for the good wishes re: RONE!

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  3. That last sentence raised the hair on the back of my neck. Uh oh. Extending my best wishes, too, on the RONE.

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    1. Thank you so much Diane, and for the good wishes. So many great books competing but it would be fantastic to get through to the next round!

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  4. Sounds like both of them have secrets to hide. Very intriguing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Jessica. Without giving too much away, Jess is the one who's hiding things - but she has good reason!

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  5. Happy mother's day to you too! Love the snippet.

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    1. Thanks Kimberly, and to you! So glad you liked the brief 'taster'.

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  6. I'm intrigued... I liked the line about 'his scrutiny'. Delicious detail.

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    1. Hi Sue, thanks for stopping by, and glad you liked the snippet!

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  7. LOL, that would be telling!:) Thanks for visiting and commenting, Allyson!

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  8. Interesting glimpse into the other people she interacts with. Makes me very curious what Kerry is thinking, what will happen next...all good stuff. Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks Veronica, glad you enjoyed it.

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  9. You do such a great job describing this enigmatic guy! And now I'm wondering what's bothering her?

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    1. Thanks Christina, he's actually my favourite character in the whole trilogy - I'll post the next bit next week!

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  10. Don't leave us hanging! What a great tease of insight into his character.

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    1. Thanks Nancy, I'm glad the suspense works - more next week!

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  11. The last line is intriguing. Congrats on the Rone.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Elaine, and also for the congrats, fingers crossed!

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  12. Hmm... I wonder if she's misreading his attention. It'd be interesting if he's watching her for some other reason!

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    1. That's very astute, Caitlin! :) He is definitely watching her on more than one level!

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  13. Okay, I'm curious...and I think I met his twin some years ago. There absolutely wasn't going to be any personal chatter, ever!

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    1. Kerry has a twin? Wow, that must be a whole 'nuther story! :) And you're so right about the personal chatter - or lack of it!

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  14. Not the only thing? I'm curious to know more. :)

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    1. Hi Karen - more next week! She has a lot on her mind at the moment!

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  15. What else did she find? I want to know more! :)

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    1. Hi Amy, thanks for stopping by, ah who said she'd actually found anything - yet! :)

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