SFR Brigade presents – a scene from Morgan’s Choice

Morgan's Choice coverMy contribution to this week’s SFR snippets is a piece from my space opera, Morgan’s Choice.

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Morgan bolted, back toward the reflecting pool where the shuttle stood.

Behind her the building moaned as if in pain. She turned as a wall of sound crashed around her. Smoke surged. Fragments of rubble pattered out of the sky like some strange hail. Somebody caught her arm. “Quickly, this way.”

They darted down a passage between two buildings.

No, this was wrong. Morgan slowed, pulling back against the insistent tug on her arm. “The shuttle’s that way.” She peered, trying to discern the face behind the helmet.

Hands grabbed her, pulled her arms back behind her.

She arched and fought, straining against the pressure. The man released his grip a little and fumbled with something. Morgan kicked backwards. Her boot connected. He swore and moved his leg. She whirled and twisted, broke one arm out of his grip. Someone else thrust forward, hands outstretched. She wrenched her arm free and thrust her head at the new attacker. The head butt clashed against her assailant’s helmet and he staggered back. Now. She sprinted. Three strides and arms locked around her thighs. The roadway rose to meet her.

A hand reached over her shoulder and pressed the helmet release. The sections snapped down into the suit. She felt a sharp jab in her neck.


Thanks for reading – and be sure to catch up with this week’s other contributions.

1. Misa Buckley 3. Maria Hammarblad
2. Rachel Leigh Smith

About Greta van der Rol

I'm an author of fast-paced, action-adventure novels, mainly space opera - although I've been known to write in other genres. I live not far from the coast in Queensland, Australia and enjoy photography and cooking when I'm not bent over the computer. I have a degree in history and a background in building information systems, both of which go a long way toward helping me in my writing endeavours.

Posted on 23 April 2013, in Morgan's Choice and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Love this scene. Can smell the sweat and fear.

  2. Oh dear. Sounds like she’s in a bit of trouble!

    Rinelle Grey

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