I’m participating in a blog hop hosted by Weekend Writing Warriors. This is my first hop. You too can hop, if you like. Just visit the site and sign up. On Sunday, post eight lines from your work in progress on your blog, then go visit the other hoppers and revel in snippets of fiction! Fun, eh? And who doesn’t love to share their beloved WIP with the world?
Doomtown ~ 2087
One person’s disaster is another’s golden opportunity. That’s how Angelique decided to look at the destruction of her home town, as well as the death of her lover, the death of most everyone she knew, and the miscalculation that had left her stranded on the side of a blistering hot highway 700 miles short of her goal.
She folded up the map in her hands and glared at the dead Cadillac hissing quietly beside her. She’d run out of power a few miles east of Amarillo. 700 miles from Doomtown.
Doomtown. Only a month ago the idea sounded ludicrous. The city sat in the middle of a huge exclusion zone. Nobody went there on purpose.
To be continued . . .
PS Okay I cheated a little, because of one of my sentences is only one word, so there’s nine sentences from the opening. Doomtown is a future fantasy with SF flavorings, about 90K words, and is almost finished! I mean finished finished, too, as in I really hope this is the last major rewrite.