In my infinite feline wisdom, I, Effing Feline, have chosen another ten sentences from Ed Hoornaert’s The Trial of Tompa Lee. It’s the first book in his science fiction trilogy that continues with The Tribulations of Tompa Lee and ends with The Triumph of Tompa Lee. Clever human, that pet of mine.
In last week’s snippet, Dante Roussel, a Space Navy policeman, has bravely disobeyed orders (which is exactly what I or any other cat would do, of course) and charged off to help Tompa fend off her 300 accusers in a trial by combat. She’ll be grateful for his heroic sacrifice, right?
Swinging the club wildly in front of her, Tompa shrieked as she charged the shadowy figure, hoping to gain the upper hand through sheer ferocity. The creature stumbled back from her onslaught and fell.
“Stop,” it said.
Tompa raised the club for a crushing blow despite her blisters. When the figure scrambled to a standing position, it was sturdy and tall, a lot taller than she was; and for the first time, she really looked at it.
“Ship’s Ward Lee, I order you to stop.”
It was a human: Roussel — the roach responsible for putting her in this mess.
“Put down the club.”
With a scream, Tompa flailed the club in an x-shaped pattern so he couldn’t duck, but the club glanced off his arm. She drew it back to hit him harder.
Effing Feline here again. Gratitude, thy name is Tompa!
But then, she’s only human. Is Mr V sufficiently appreciative when I deign to purr in his lap? Hah!
Make sure you read the snippets by other great weekend writing warriors.
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Ed Hoornaert here. Thanks for the purrs, Effing. I do appreciated them.
I usually try to read and comment on all the weekend writing warrior’s posts, but this weekend I’m pretty busy with music. (Like Jennifer Lawrence, I play the oboe.) My traffic jam of performances may interfere with getting to you as quickly as I’d like. My apologies in advance.
As mentioned above, the Trial of Tompa Lee is the first book in The Trilogy of Tompa Lee.
The Trial of Tompa Lee
Only her enemies can save her from alien injustice.
(The book is free, so you can’t go wrong.)
The Tribulations of Tompa Lee
Goddess or Madwoman? Even Tompa isn’t sure any more.
The Triumph of Tompa Lee
Now the prey stalks the hunter — to the death.