#8Sunday Sentences from Space Cowboys & Indians landing July 15

This week’s selection is from my current sci-fi adventure-romance, Space Cowboys & Indians. Think of a movie mashup of Cowboys & Aliens meets Six Days Seven Nights.

Our heroine, Tessa Hernandez, is not impressed with the chances of success of their impending mission. She’s worried. She should be.

#8Sunday Sentences:

Space Cowboys 3D pngBriefing Room, SpaceXport Base, NM

Janson was late.

Tessa shook her foot nervously under the expansive conference room table while she pored through the mission binder before her. Noah bent over his own binder beside her, his forehead wrinkled in concentration.

This mission was insanity.

She’d been up in the ship with Noah at the helm a half-dozen times in the past few weeks, testing the prototype. They’d traveled to the Karman line and back like a cosmic basketball drill. It was glorious.

Still, she wouldn’t hold her breath for those golden astronaut wings from NASA, even though she’d now technically earned them. She’d been to the edge of space, which officially made her an astronaut.

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SpaceCandIw (533x800)How can the chance of a lifetime go so horribly wrong?

Mining Engineer Cole Hudson signed up for NASA astronaut training, but after washing out short of getting his gold wings, he retreats to Alaska where he stakes out a gold claim. When Billionaire entrepreneur Duncan Janson offers him an opportunity to join a mining team on an asteroid, Cole jumps at the chance.

But nothing is as it seems. Former NASA reject and rival classmate, Tessa Hernandez, is also a member of the team, and from the beginning of the mission test flight, things go  wrong. They soon discover they’re not the only ones on the asteroid. As they try to escape, they are pulled through a wormhole and back to the early 1800s New Mexico desert where aliens and Apaches may be the least of their problems.

7 Responses to #8Sunday Sentences from Space Cowboys & Indians landing July 15

  1. I like the way she thinks, a fun excerpt, even though I know there are very serious events going on. Excellent! I want to keep reading for sure.

  2. I love how you show how the more things change and the more they stay the same. Tests, bureaucrats… it’s there.

  3. The action was nice and clear. You’ve got me wondering what’s wrong with their upcoming mission.

  4. Hello, Lisa. There is a whole genre called ‘Weird Western’ that mixes Science Fiction and Horror in with the Western story. This genre has a following of its own. Think” Cowboys and Aliens.” Okay, that movie didn’t do so hot, but that’s because the script stank. There is a 50s or 60s cult classic “Dracula meets Billy the Kid.” Of course, there are a lot of better stories out there, these are just the examples that come to my mind.

  5. Fantastic job of getting us inside her head, Lisa. Immediately pulled me in. 🙂