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Sunday, 2 July 2017

WeWriWar - Starquest - The Destiny's crew makes a decision


Welcome to Weekend Writing Warrior and 8 Sentence Sunday, the weekly hop for everyone who loves to read and write! We've got a variety of genres and talented writers just waiting for you to come sample their work.

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I'm currently sharing snippets from Starquest, the first book in the SF Romance series,  The Destiny Trilogy.

Jess has been rescued from her crippled ship by the crew of the Destiny. After a great deal of hesitation she tells the Jon, the ship's commander, and  Kerry Marchant, the ship's second in command, that she is on a mission to save the people of a distant planet from slavery and the exploitation of their people's medical advances and the planet's mineral wealth.

You can read last week's snippet HERE

As always, some 'creative punctuation' to adhere to sentence count.


After Jess has explained that she is on a mission to bring assistance to the beleaguered planet, Phidia, Jon, the Destiny's commander calls a meeting of the crew to discuss whether they should help her or not.


“What do you think, Ragin...Delian?”

“As far as we are able to tell without entering her mind, she seems completely trustworthy,” the telepath said. “Her aura shows no indication of deceit or trickery.”

“We believe we should help her,” Delian added.

“Laitha...Kerry?” Jon queried.

Laitha tossed her head, grinning, “Oh, let’s do it. I was getting bored anyway, I could do with a good fight.”

“And I don’t like the idea of a defenceless planet being taken over by invaders and subjected to the sort of oppression we left back on Earth,” Jon said.

He looked questioningly at Kerry. The Destiny’s second-in-command gave one of his uncharacteristic smiles as if there had never been any doubt about his answer. “Why not? Everyone else seems to be in favour, and I tend to agree with Laitha, I too could use a little excitement.”

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19 comments:

  1. I agree - we need excitement in our lives.

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    1. Absolutely, Aurora, everyone needs a little excitement - let's hope it's not more than they actually bargained for!

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  2. What a way to break the boredom . . . rescue a planet. Why not?

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    1. Why not indeed? Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting Diane.

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  3. I mean I like excitement as much as the next guy, but not sure that fighting is the first thing that comes to mind haha

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    1. LOL Jacob, I think you have a point there! :)

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  4. I'm sure that news will be a relief to Jess. Nice snippet! :)

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  5. Thanks Jessica , I'm sure you're right!

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  6. I agree with Jessica. Here comes relief to Jess.

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  7. Well that was easy but I suspect the actual accomplishment of the plan will be full of challenges! Interesting excerpt. I liked that they all got a vote.

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    1. You're right Veronica, it's not going to be an easy task. (Yes, the Destiny is a very democratically run ship! :) )

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  8. They're going to try to do the right thing. Good for them.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Ed - yes, they want to help now they know Jess's story.

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  9. She's in luck- everyone needs an adventure. I have a feeling they're going to get one. :-)

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    1. You're right, Christina, I think they are!

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  10. Thank goodness they're a little bored and will go to her aid. lol Enjoyed the banter.

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    1. Thanks Karen - glad you enjoyed it. I think they'd probably have gone to her aid anyway, but boredom is a good excuse! :)

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  11. I like it! It is giving off serious Firefly vibes. :-)

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    1. Thanks Teresa - the trilogy has actually been compared to Firefly, Startrek and a few others - but I wasn't consciously thinking of them when I wrote the story, but I certainly take it as a compliment! :)

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