This is my #Fi50 – Fiction in Fifty Words – for November, with the prompt as the title. It’s a Viridian System snippet of Dolores’ backstory, which will make little sense if you haven’t read any of Big Pete and the Swede’s adventures before. You could always try the Viridian System Sampler to catch up!
Check out Bruce Gargoyle’s pages for more information on Fi50 and to take part, since I hope Bruce continues next year.
An Unexpected Arrival
Dolores stiffened as the Pavanian ordered the exit from Viridian space. She flexed tender muscles; did he beat up his crew, too?
The pilot muttered into his throatmike: the cockpit door opened.
“Your contract is terminated,” said Zito to the glaring Pavanian. “Select the extrasolar option next time. Come Dolores!”
(c) J M Pett 2015
A quick update on my reading challenges: I’m way ahead of my Goodreads target, with just one to go to complete for the year, and pretty well up to date on posting my reviews there, so the Mad Reviewer’s challenge is okay too. I finally finished Rings of Saturn and posted my review straight onto Goodreads, that takes me to six Local Heroes, I think. I’m adding Cupcakes vs Brownies to the Oddity Odyssey… review next week!
And I’ve decided to give up reading challenges next year. Well, maybe. The big challenge is to get the first forty books off my TBR list. More next month 🙂
Finally, I hope all you American friends enjoy your Thanksgiving tomorrow!