On June 24th, share a big thrill with Heather and Tara and everyone else, and be part of The Thrill of it All blogfest contest! Heather and Tara will judge the biggest thrills and give out some thrilling prizes. Entries may be real or fiction. All they ask is that you keep them to a paragraph or so.
Listed below are the prizes up for grabs!
1) A copy of M'S CORNER, ebook
2) An ARC copy of POP TRAVEL
3) A $20 Amazon GC
4) A banner or caricature by moi (or substitute if the winner has another need)
My entry for Heather and Tara's Thrill of it All Blogfest is a short passage from my current WIP, Forces of Mist, which is a science fiction romance, set in Sydney, Australia. This story is set in the future, planet Earth has been ravaged by an alien attack which few humans survived. The MC, Sarah was a young teenager when she survived the initial onslaught. Now a young adult, she has been trained to scout the terrain, investigating the alien forces, reporting their movement to her superiors.
The Forces of Mist
Sarah drove up the steep goat track of a road heading towards her hidden base. Distracted by her thoughts, she was taken by surprise when the near bald tyres of her rusted truck slipped on the loose gravel. Gasping for air, she screamed with fright as the tyres spun, finding no traction.
She frantically tried to bring her vehicle under control, desperately struggling with the steering wheel, the tyres continued to spin. Dust, rocks and smoke from the burning tyres filled the air, almost choking her. Her heart pounded against her chest, racing with the rush of adrenalin. She broke into a sweat while pressing her foot flat to the floor, trying to will the vehicle forward.
The back end started sliding and she braced herself for the inevitable, but was shocked with disbelief when the vehicle suddenly jerked itself upwards and hovered above the ground, becoming suspended in mid-air above the ravine. The tell-tale signs of her enemy began enveloping her truck. The curling tendrils of mist enveloped the cabin making their way around the metal frame, cushioning it as she sat inside. There was only one thing possible which could cause this outcome and Sarah took a lung full of air, before trying to locate the Mist Warrior.