Six Sentence Sunday

Here’s one more excerpt from my new book Wreck of the Nebula Dream, science fiction with romantic elements, available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Continuing with introducing some of the other characters my hero Nick will have to risk his life to save.

The situation: Nick Jameson, Sectors Special Forces, has unexpectedly wound up traveling to his next assignment via a new luxury liner. The ship has problems early in the voyage but then suffers a catastrophe of Titanic proportions.

Prior to all of that, on the shuttle up to the Nebula Dream, Nick casually notices a small family group, not realizing how important the two children are going to become to him when disaster strikes:

The young boy, probably eight or ten, had bumped into Nick once, playing some game in the shuttleโ€™s open aisle. He’d apologized politely. His younger sister stayed in her mother’s lap, sucking on her thumb and clutching a large, old fashioned stuffed animal of some kind. Her big, soft brown eyes, fringed with extravagant lashes, kept closing sleepiยญly. Then some sound would reawaken her with a jerk.

Bothered by his own painful memories, Nick averted his gaze from the cozy family group, sampling the drink again, crunching an ice cube.

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26 comments on “Six Sentence Sunday

  1. Oh, what a heart-wrencher! And the description of what’s going on and of the children is excellent. Even if I wasn’t already in love with the hero, I would be right now. Great six!

  2. Great foreshadowing, having a quiet shuttle ride juxtaposed against a subtle, inexplicable fear in a small child and the hero’s painful memories.

  3. So painful to be on the outside of happy family, looking in and dealing with unpleasant memories.

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