20 April 2012

Science-Fiction Fantasy Saturday


Read snippets from other SFFS authors here: scififansat.blogspot.com


Snippet from my WiPpet
The Girls From Alcyone II: Vengeance
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 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: Uh, oh. Looks like Sigrid's gone and gotten herself into another sticky situation. Will she ever learn? (Next week - Sigrid, Suko and Leta hit the shops and clubs of Crucis for a girls night out).
  

"You're alive!"

Sigrid sat up, and instantly regretted it. The confines of the grey cell swam in and out of focus. Grey permacrete walls, grey floor—if grey could be a smell it would perfectly describe the odor.

Mercifully all of her internal systems were functioning and worked to stabilize her, easing the vertigo and the pounding she felt between her ears. She reached back with a hand, feeling about the back of her head. At least the bleeding had stopped. The nano swarms had clearly been busy, working to cauterize the large gash. Sigrid struggled to remember; the terrible explosion, the shower of debris, the chunk of permacrete that had very nearly taken her head clean off.
Clearly, she'd been lucky. Lucky to be alive, at least.
But where in the blazes was she—and who was this woman…?
"You…!" Sigrid said.

14 comments:

  1. Oh man, what DID she get herself into now?!

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  2. Always with the cliffhanging snippets... :-P

    Great snippet. Can't wait for this sequel.

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  3. Oh, it'd better not be who I think it is! I...I...I really don't have any idea who it is. Great snippet! Looking forward to the book's release!

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  4. Uh oh.Doesn't sound like the cellmate is her top choice.

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    1. Oh, I'm sure they'll work everything out.

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  5. If grey had a smell...loved that line... Great stuff. Waiting patiently....

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  6. WHO IS IT!!?? cheeky cliffhanger snippet! loved it!!

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  7. Yes, who??? And I loved the nano swarm that stops bleeding.

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  8. Oh! You're showing us who it is next week, right?

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    1. LoL. Not until the book comes out. But in next week's scene someone's getting a new pair of slacks, so that will be really exciting.

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  9. Grey smell... yeah, I understand that perfectly.

    Great snippet

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  10. Maybe the offensive cellmate is causing the grey odor? Great snippet, as always.

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  11. I must have read this in my Google reader and not come by to comment - huge deja-vu moment there!
    Ergh, not sure I want to smell Grey. :-P

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