I, Effing Feline, the Most Literary Cat in the Entire Universe (c), am continuing from last week’s snippet from the WIP by my pet human, Edward Hoornaert, aka Mr Valentine.
The heroine, Dusty, works as a tech writer on a top secret interstellar spaceship prototype. She and Reese, an alien from an alternate Earth and the project’s leader, have been kidnapped — and one of the kidnappers is a coworker named Capricorn Lane. Cappy for short.
Cappy raised her chin and gazed casually at the men with guns. “I’ll make sure you’re safe, as long as you don’t do anything stupid.”
Did Cappy really think she was dense enough to believe that? They’d seen the kidnappers’ faces, and the Americans, at least, would care about that. She and Reese were dead men walking.
Looking at the woman’s smirk of triumph, Dusty realized that yes, Cappy believed she was more intelligent than everyone else. Which was absurd. She was intelligent, of course, or she wouldn’t have been selected from thousands of applicants, but the Wiki project was the Big Leagues of brains. Compared to world-class geniuses, she was a pea in a pumpkin patch—and yet if she pulled off this crime, she’d undoubtedly feel she’d outsmarted them all.
Effing Feline again.
Make sure you read the snippets by other great weekend writing warriors.
Alien Contact for Heroines will be Book 4 in the Alien Contact for Idiots series. Book 3 is currently with beta readers.
- Alien Contact for Idiots
What’s a woman gonna do when she’s quarantined for three weeks with an Out-of-this-World alien?
- Alien Contact for Kid Sisters
Fleeing bloodthirsty rebels, the queen’s sister finds a hero to save her … or is he kidnapping her, instead?