No Talking to the Ship Weekend Writing Warriors

Warriors logo revisedHere’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! (Also welcome to the Sunday Snippet visitors!)

From my new, best selling science fiction romance Star Cruise: Marooned.

Last week the only other people on the beach suddenly took off, leaving their equipment behind on the planet. Skipping ahead, Meg goes to their own shuttle to talk to the officer in charge, Drewson, but he’s….busy with a passenger in the private cabin. He tells her to call the ship herself if she’s so worried. Meg is now on the flight deck, where she wouldn’t normally be:

She swallowed hard and opened the link to their ship in stationary orbit above, “Hello, Far Horizon, shuttle calling—”

            “Where the seven hells have you been? Where’s Drewson?” The voice she heard was so strained she could barely recognize the First Officer.

            She drew breath to speak, but was cut off.

            “Never mind, tell him everything’s—”

            There was a funny sort of crackle from the link and then silence. She waited a few moments, then tried closing and reopening the connection. Nothing. Drewson had made it clear he would not appreciate her interrupting his private party twice, and anyway, right now there was no talking to the ship.

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43 comments on “No Talking to the Ship Weekend Writing Warriors

  1. I like the questions you raise in this snippet. It got my attention, ‘fo sho’. I loved the book, I know it will continue to rank well for a long time.

  2. Dead line? That can’t be good. Plus, Drewson seems like an idiot- I’m sure once he’s done with his business he’s going to blame her for any problems that arise. The trailer looks awesome, Veronica! So happy to be reading your snippets again! 😀

  3. Everything’s . . . what? WHAT?!

    I promised myself I’d save Marooned for vacation travel, so I have to wait until Thursday, and you’re killing me, here, Veronica! (In the best way, but still . . .) 😀

  4. Drewson might not want his private party interrupted, but I’ll bet he’s going to be the first to complain to her about how no one informed him that there was a problem… Poor Meg.

  5. Something’s going on here and it ain’t gonna be good! Like it. Suggestion: take out the was, has, then etc. to make it rock more immediately. Really good build up!

  6. Uh oh… Well, a sudden severed connection can’t be a good thing. I see stormy seas full speed ahead coming! And really, someone’s a bit self centered and pig headed with being busy in there. I already don’t like Drewson.

  7. I am soooo curious what happened to the First Officer and the ship he is on that the communication was so cut-off? Great tension!

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