Work in Progress Wednesday
I just wanted to get out of here, get home and soak in the jacuzzi tub. It was one of the only nice things about my studio.
I pursed my lips and changed course. If someone was really following me, I’d be safer in my car where I could lock the doors and drive away than standing around waiting for my knight in shining armor.
The wind gusted again, blowing my long strands into my face. It picked up harder now, making it impossible to see through my thick strands.
It blew hard enough it made me stumble. My foot shifted to the right as my ankle gave out. The heel snapped, sending me careening to the ground.
The blacktop bit into my hands and right knee as I hit. I cursed under my breath and looked at my hands. They had small scuffs but nothing too horrible. My knee was torn up.
Blood gushed from a cut and was already dribbling down my leg.
“Shit.” I pushed to my feet and narrowly fell over again thanks to my one heel.
I kicked off the broken shoe first and then the other, bending down to pick them up before making a beeline for my car.
I was almost there. The icy sensation was growing by the second. It didn’t help the temperature had dropped by about twenty degrees in a few seconds. Or maybe that was my imagination.
I turned around and walked backward. My heart pounded in my chest and my gaze darted around. Nothing.
Maybe I was losing my mind.
A shimmer in the black sky caught my eye. It was a fluttering clearish rainbow color almost like someone was blowing a giant bubble in the sky.
A giant bubble in the sky. Ana, you’ve officially lost your marbles.
The bubble continued to grow and I faltered, watching transfixed. It transformed into a sleek black oblong object that nearly matched the color of the night sky. If I hadn’t seen it appear, I wouldn’t know it was there.
I licked my lips as my mouth went dry. This thing didn’t look like anything I’d ever seen before. It looked…alien.
No. No way. A spaceship?
Ana, you really have lost your marbles.
My pulse roared in my ears. I back pedaled to my car, unable to tear my gaze from the ship in the sky. It really was a spaceship.
I screamed, dropping my shoes as a bright white light shone down on me like a search light.
I stumbled backward, moving as fast as I could, but the light followed me. Spinning on my heel, I dashed for my car while fumbling in my purse for my keys.
My hands shook. Tears pricked my eyes.
“Help!” I shrieked as an icy chill raced down my spine like I’d been hit by ice. My body froze and my limbs became leaden.
My hair stood on end. Weightlessness filled me and my body was thrust upward.
I screamed at the top of my lungs. My arms and legs wouldn’t move no matter how hard I tried.
The dark night sky vanished and a blinding white light surrounded me. I blinked against it, trying to make out anything. All I saw was white.
One More Week
My home is under attack from an alien invasion.
The power has been out for almost a day when my neighbor tells me an alien is in my field. Aliens! Yeah right! But he’s not wrong, and he’s murdered before my eyes. I barely escape with my life when I notice an unconscious beauty in the grass. I have to help her. But when she comes to, there is something not quite human about her. She says she is here to help. I want to believe her, but the world is falling apart, and I have my niece to protect. I can’t deny there is something about her that draws me in. Trusting her will either be the best decision I make or the one that costs me my life.
My family expects me to fail. I’m determined to prove them wrong. But my first mission is a disaster. My shuttle crashed, and I’m the only survivor. I’m injured and on a strange planet with no way to contact my people. That’s when James finds me. He’s the one. My soul mate. I just need to convince him I’m here to help so he doesn’t kill me. I don’t have a lot of time. There is a countdown until the Imanji destroy the Earth. If we don’t make it back to my ship, we will all die.
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One More Week
The invasion is over, but the battle for Earth has begun.
I’m desperate for information about my family. It’s been weeks since the Imanji invaded. The soul-sucking aliens still roam the streets in search of their next meal and everyone is a target. When my new friend Orion, a phoenix shifter, offers to take me on a quick trip to Nebraska to see if my family left behind any clues to where they might be, I jump at the opportunity. What I find is a wasteland. But it gets worse. Orion and I become the Imanjis next target.
I jumped at the opportunity to help Holly with a recon mission to search for her parents. When the Imanji attack, we find ourselves buried under layers of ice and cut off from the world. I have to get our shuttle running before life support fails. Can I save the mesmerizing woman and capture her heart, or will we both succumb to the Imanjis evil plans?
Bethany Shaw writes paranormal, science fiction and contemporary romance. Vampires, shapeshifters, and good old-fashioned romances are her favorites. Writing has always been a passion of hers and she enjoys creating fun and imaginative characters and worlds.