WeWriWa 02/23/2020


New snippets every weekend – pop on over to find them!  Snippet Sunday has another group of amazing authors as well.  Enjoy!

You know what happened in The Wildblood: Trilogy One, but what are the stories you don’t know? Outliers explores parts of The Wildblood world kept hidden, the stories yet to be told.

A generation after World War 3, children of the survivors struggle to overcome the all-too-human penchant to fight with each other. The only thing more dangerous than the people you don’t know, are the people you do know.

The first book follows former members of Teams Two and Three as they attempt to protect the secrets of The Vista and its Altered, the genetically engineer humans, while remaining loyal to the oaths they swore to protect their home. The Vista is no longer alone in the world, and the world is a complicated place.

This novel is a segue between The Wildblood: Trilogy One and the upcoming stand-alone novels.

For this week, we listen in on a conversation between Capt. Shannon Allen (the Altered one), and Maj. Mick Ballentyne (not his real name!)  They are about to attempt to break into a sealed Security cache that hides an old military facility.  No, they don’t have permission from anyone.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~
“You’ll think I’m making it up, if I tell you,” Shan answered, “because I can hear it.”

The idea of synesthesia was nothing new to him, and it was apparently prevalent among the Altered.

“You’ve seen me out at night, watching meteor showers when they have star-gazing parties in the park – I hear them as well as I see them and I can hear Rock Creek as clearly as any of us can see it, especially once we get clear of the ridge.”

“Can you hear other places?”

“Not all, or even most, but when we were staying in Estes Park, we flew in closer to Rocky Flats, and that was a whole new experience.”

“Why would you want to be close to that particular place?” he wondered.

“The point is, a few places have a particular sound and that one is null, like all the sound waves got absorbed by the blast.”

“Not to mention dangerous and possibly radioactive.”

“It was neither.”

 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Because you’re this far, a sneak peek at a possible cover for Outliers.  Now I need a tagline, an ending, an editing (or 4), minor stuff like that.  The graphic is a link to my website, where you can find all my books currently available.


9 thoughts on “WeWriWa 02/23/2020

  1. Now there’s a mystery–and a great hook. 🙂

    Hey Sheila, we’re posting promo spots on the wewriwa.blogspot page. If you’d like one, send me an email with an Amazon link to cypherbuss at yahoo dot com 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Intriguing! I love when someone’s writing pushes me to want to know more about something I’m wholly unfamiliar with. Synesthesia is one of those things and I find myself consulting Google in order to understand more. Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Like Dixie, I found myself googling synesthesia, though I’ve heard of it before in connection with Arthur Bliss’ Color Symphony; he was a synesthete. I sometimes wonder if my reaction to prime numbers is related. When changing the volume on the car radio, I can’t stand to set it to a prime number. They jar me, sort of like having a pebble in my shoe, or the tip of a cactus spine broken off in my hand. For some reason, I know without thinking all the primes up to 100. Small primes feel okay, though 11 is the smallest prime that feels comfortable. I remember that when I was 23 I couldn’t wait to turn 24. Weird.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Glad to know I’m not the only one who had to google synesthesia. Interesting that places have sounds meaningful to her. Smells do that for me, evoke a memory, a place. Anyway, great world building.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s