Sunday Snippet August 16, 2015

More from Onyx Sun, a science fiction novel currently in the hands of the ever awesome Sarah Wesson, the brave soul who volunteered to beta read everything I ever write.  (Um, you do remember saying that, don’t you, Sarah?)

Anyhow, on with the excerpt.

Taliya has had lunch with her friend, Belyn, and is in better spirits and feeling much more herself as Belyn escorts her to her HoverWing, when she suddenly stops and stars.


“Tal?” he asked gently, puzzled: there was no one around and she seemed to be looking up into the air.

“That’s it!” She turned to him, her eyes shining with excitement.

“It is good to see life back in your eyes, but would you mind telling me what’s it?”

She flushed and pointed to a billboard that flashed its advertisement in bold letters that switched from red to yellow to bright blue.

Vastyne Byrd’s Ships
Best Prices
on New
and Previously Owned
Cruisers of All Types!
New Lot from Auction Just In!

Belyn studied the sign for a moment. “Just what are you planning, Tal?”

“A ship.  I’m a licensed pilot;  I can either do charter trips or become an independent trader.”

He frowned. “Either one is going to take a fair amount of capital and I’d hate to see you risk your un-trust fund on it.”


(The beta version is also in the hands of D. Morgana and another friend of mine who you all don’t know so can’t bribe for spoilers.)




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13 responses to “Sunday Snippet August 16, 2015

  1. plans for the future are always a good sign !

  2. chellecordero

    She sounds determined. NIce reaction.

  3. I think she really needs a ship. That sounds good to me.

  4. If she’s a licensed pilot I say go for it. He seems worried about whether she’ll actually ever see her inheritance…dark forces at play. Great snippet.

  5. Awesome yourself, Paula. I remember and I meant it. 🙂

    I’m not quite to this point, yet, but I’m looking forward to it!

    (If I’m offered any spoiler-bribes, I’ll check with you first and we’ll split ’em.)

  6. Karen Michelle Nutt

    She sounds like she’s made up her mind what she wants to do.

  7. It seems like a good idea to me. She’s thinking ahead for the future.

  8. siobhanmuir

    What good is money if you don’t spend it? Great snippet, P.T. and good luck with the beta readers! 🙂

  9. I like the idea of her having her own ship and being even more independent. Excellent excerpt!

  10. That woman needs a ship! Get her off the planet (the opposite of TOS philosophy ;)).

    Another nice one, PT. Hope the betas are honest but kind. ❤

  11. I love how he asks what she’s planning, it sounds like something I would ask someone who just had an epiphany moment at the most random times — along with a rather puzzled expression as if I should maybe run. LOL! He genuinely cares about her future I can tell and I’m really wondering what she’s going to do now.

    Can’t wait to read through the story!

  12. Sounds like a ship is in her future. Adventure awaits!

  13. Un-Trust Fund! That’s great… It’s nice to see a little hope for her situation. She could use a break!

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