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by RescueRaptor
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: SF/F Short Stories and Novel Excerpts
Topic: The Moxy Byrd Chapter 10
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Views: 785

The Moxy Byrd Chapter 10

June 25th 2040 19:28 Sampson was galloping at a safe speed along the main road to Athens. The road was fairly well traveled, and they’d seen several travelers rushing off to get to their destination before night took over. Amia was careful not to do anything to draw attention to herself. The last th...
by RescueRaptor
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: SF/F Short Stories and Novel Excerpts
Topic: The Moxy Byrd Chapter 9
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Views: 495

The Moxy Byrd Chapter 9

May 13th 2043 11:00 Amia was dreaming. She and Justin were in the orchard. They were young. She no more than seven, he maybe eleven. They were playing with a ball they’d managed to make out of reeds and dried grass. A rabbit jumped up in front of them. They laughed and chased it, running excitedly t...
by RescueRaptor
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: SF/F Short Stories and Novel Excerpts
Topic: The Moxy Byrd Chapter 8
Replies: 0
Views: 493

The Moxy Byrd Chapter 8

June 25th 2040 17:45 Justin pulled Amia away from the crowd. “I can’t believe I’m saying this, but you need to find that Simon Greggory fel-low and sell him the crier’s teeth.” His face was no longer shocked but grave and determined. He led the way to the tool shed. All of the farming equipment was ...
by RescueRaptor
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: SF/F Short Stories and Novel Excerpts
Topic: The Moxy Byrd Chapter 7
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Views: 489

The Moxy Byrd Chapter 7

May 9th 2043 15:00 Tony flopped down on the couch in the breakroom and pulled out his phone. Fifteen messages from Yuna. He’d been so busy he hadn’t even heard his notifications. Three days had passed since the Dome had disappeared. The whole city was still in chaos. He’d gotten off at eleven last n...
by RescueRaptor
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: SF/F Short Stories and Novel Excerpts
Topic: The Moxy Byrd Chapter 6
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Views: 502

The Moxy Byrd Chapter 6

June 24th 2040 18:00 After she’d sorted out her plan, Amia went straight to Jus-tin’s house. She was positive he would help her. He was her brother, after all, and if there was anyone who loved this clan as much as she did, it was him. She followed him into his house. The three of them had built it...
by RescueRaptor
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: SF/F Short Stories and Novel Excerpts
Topic: The Moxy Byrd Chapter 5
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Views: 489

The Moxy Byrd Chapter 5

May 7th 2043 5:30 Tony’s alarm jarred him to his feet. Something about not getting enough sleep always made waking up a shorter, more instantaneous process for him. He blundered into his dresser as he looked for his glasses. His mother coughed in the adja-cent room. He froze, hoping she wouldn’t wa...
by RescueRaptor
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: SF/F Short Stories and Novel Excerpts
Topic: Sammy Silvertooth's Guide to Revolution: The Moxy Byrd Chapter 1
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Sammy Silvertooth's Guide to Revolution: The Moxy Byrd Chapter 1

Thanks. I am posting more here. The first chapter is slow and my wife knows it. She is planning a rewrite it, but that would take time from her other writing. If you want to download the book it is free everywhere...but I will post it here too.
by RescueRaptor
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: SF/F Short Stories and Novel Excerpts
Topic: Sammy Silvertooth's Guide to Revolution: The Moxy Byrd: Chapter 4
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Sammy Silvertooth's Guide to Revolution: The Moxy Byrd: Chapter 4

June 24th 2040 12:43 Justin and Amia were sitting under a tree at the edge of the training field three days after the attack. Amia had asked for a few extra days off from her regular duties and had spent them sitting under the trees with a vacant stare. Her father and Justin had yet to bring it up. ...
by RescueRaptor
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: SF/F Short Stories and Novel Excerpts
Topic: Sammy Silvertooth's Guide to Revolution: The Moxy Byrd Chapter 3
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Views: 458

Sammy Silvertooth's Guide to Revolution: The Moxy Byrd Chapter 3

May 6th 2043 14:05 Amia woke, screaming and panting. Her eyes frantically searched the room, looking for something familiar. Bright. It was too bright. A nurse darted in and quickly checked her over. The sudden movements, combined with the throbbing fluorescent lights were too much. Amia began to re...
by RescueRaptor
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: SF/F Short Stories and Novel Excerpts
Topic: Sammy Silvertooth's Guide to Revolution: The Moxy Byrd Chapter 2
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Views: 504

Sammy Silvertooth's Guide to Revolution: The Moxy Byrd Chapter 2

Chapter 2 June 21st 2040 “Ok, let’s get started.” Amia Risk, daughter of the Clan Leader of Armaria, stood on a small wooden platform tap-ping her fingers against a podium. Stocky and broad, the little of her body which muscle hadn’t claimed had been hardened over by calluses. In her hand, she held...
by RescueRaptor
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: SF/F Short Stories and Novel Excerpts
Topic: Sammy Silvertooth's Guide to Revolution: The Moxy Byrd Chapter 1
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Sammy Silvertooth's Guide to Revolution: The Moxy Byrd Chapter 1

Chapter 1 May 6th, 2043 5:30 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Tony’s pager went off. Groaning, he rolled over to look at it. Code 15; he was getting called in to work. He gave an exasperated sigh and sat up. One of the EMTs must have called off again. Stretching deeply, he curs-ed Monique for suggesting he get...
by RescueRaptor
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: SF/F Short Stories and Novel Excerpts
Topic: Sammy Silvertooth's Guide to Revolution: The Moxy Byrd Chapter 1
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Sammy Silvertooth's Guide to Revolution: The Moxy Byrd Chapter 1

At the heart of The Moxy Byrd is the story of an immigrant struggling to find balance between the two parts of herself. As an immigrant myself, I find the relationship between people's identities and their personal circumstances to be fascinating. So I wanted to break that relationship down and look...