Six Sentence Sunday – Science Fiction Adventure – What Next?

The novel is still out on resubmission, no word as yet (after I did the requested revisions). Tom and Andi and their companions have a few more twists and turns to navigate before the HEA….

Set in the same universe as my WRECK of the NEBULA DREAM. Andrianda (Andi) Markriss, a planetary representative for Loxton Galactic Trading, has been spending a lazy summer with her best friend in the highly exclusive summer compound of the planet Zulaire’s ruling nobility, networking. On a day when a number of strange  and disturbing things have already happened, Captain Tom Deverane, Sectors Special Forces, unexpectedly shows up with a troop of soldiers and demands she leave with him. Immediately.

Andi doesn’t take this very well….in fact, she refuses to go. Later in the evening, all hell has broken loose, as the captain predicted.
Trying to avoid spoilers here, after certain “events”, she and the soldiers are on the run. 

We’ve been through Tom’s near fatal illness, his recovery (but no spoilers about how that was accomplished)….(did teasers about their romantic encounter LOL)…lately, Andi was in imminent danger of death at the hands of the rebels…but we got past that…some jealousy but now we’ve moved on from there…

Tom, Andi and Sgt. Wilson arrive at the deserted rest station where their party has taken temporary shelter. Andi gets some rest while the soldiers work on the vehicles but is awakened suddenly, feeling as if she’s under attack by a Betang – a dangerous offplanet alien, allied with the insurgents.

“I couldn’t breathe,” Andi said. “I felt tentacles wrapping around me, squeezing the life out of me. The Betang was invading my mind, like at the river village, so it has to be somewhere close to us- we’ve got to get out of here or die.”

“Andi, you were asleep, you were probably dreaming—”

Violently, she pushed away from Tom. “No, trust me, the enemy knows where I am and it’s on the road to us.”

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25 comments on “Six Sentence Sunday – Science Fiction Adventure – What Next?

  1. Hasn’t he heard of women’s intuition??? Not to mention once an alian has read your mind, you are forever linked! Lol, too much Falling Skies, I know!!!

  2. I love the tension here–she’s so positive and they don’t really believe her. Dudes, trust the chick! Just sayin’… 😉

    Another great snippet. Fingers crossed you get good news and soon!

  3. Thanks for all the comments and feedback! I’m so glad people are still enjoying this story…we’ll keep going with this episode next week as we’re leading up to the final, most dangerous encounter with the enemy…before the HEA.

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