Snippet from my WiPpet
The Girls From Alcyone II: The Gilded Age
For those not familiar with TGfA, here's the premise in a nutshell: Taken from her home as a young girl, Sigrid Novak is one of a select and highly trained group of genetically (and bionically) enhanced girls. Both hunted and coveted (as a military asset and scientific curiosity), Sigrid and her friends have fled fled the Federation to make a new life for themselves on a secret and distant planet (a secret that, perhaps, won't stay secret for long).
This Week: This snippet is from a scene I'd definitely have to file under 'Guilty Pleasures'.
As if on queue, the steel gate of Sigrid's cell rattled open. Even here, deep in the bowels of the colosseum, she could hear the distinctive roar of the crowd, the heated chanting of thousands, as their feet pounded the flooring above her, stomping in time.
But it wasn't Sigrid's name that reverberated the lengths of the permacrete-lined corridor.
Sigrid's mouth fell open in a little gasp, "...the Crusher…?"
"I'm sure it's just one of those ironic nicknames," Kitten said, trying to be helpful. "You know, like when a they call the big guy Tiny…"
"Right…Ow! Stop that!"
It was the third time the guard had hit her with a blast from his stun baton—Sigrid was determined to make sure it was the last. But until she could find a way to remove the obedience collar…