Sunday, February 20, 2011

Six More Sentences from Rock Bound


The prisoners have been transported to the Moon and the men are the first to disembark from the shuttle.

As they disembarked from the shuttle, each man paused when his feet touched the lunar surface. They each heard the echo of Neil Armstrong’s words as he jumped from his lunar landing module: “One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.” ...
The Earth hung in the sky above them. It was 0700 hours ship’s time, which was synchronized with Eastern Daylight Time and they noticed that the day/night meridian intersected the United States just west of the Mississippi, leaving the western half of the Americas still in darkness, the lights of the major cities sparse across the plains and through the mountains, and sprawling the length of the West Coast.

Rock Bound will be available in multiple e-book formats at Smashwords this week and in papaerback in early March.

13 comments:

  1. Love the visual that creates...I really felt such a chilly, distance away from Earth!

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  2. Great snippet. I'm interested to read more!

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  3. I would love to have the chance to stand there and look back on Earth. Nice excerpt!

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  4. beautifully written for maximum visual

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  5. The moon as a prison. Interesting.

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  6. Well well well. That's very easy to picture, I love it when I can see what's going on in a story.

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  7. Love the imagery. Nice job. And congrats on your launch!

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  8. Strong six and deep irony at turning the moon into a prison colony. Great hook into the story!

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  9. Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments. I'm glad you all like these snippets of Rock Bound! It should be live at both Smashwords and Create Space by March 1!

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