Sunday, September 22, 2013

The SFR Brigade Presents The SkyRyders excerpt 3


 In 2014 I'll be coming out with a futuristic series about a fabulous series called The SkyRyders. This is just a stand-in cover.  
Alisha Cane has taught herself to fly beyond the limits of the possible. Recruited into the SkyRyder’s Corp, the army of the future she both succeeds and fails in dramatic turns. Follow the life of this extraordinary ‘debutante’ turned ‘street girl’ turned ‘soldier’ and the men who put their own careers at risk protecting her through her volatile career. 


Here's an unedited 
Excerpt 3:
Sane people feared D-Street. Alisha just felt anger. People, through their bad choices and luck, ended up in this wretched place. As bad as she and Gramps had it, their troubles didn’t compare to the misery here. At least her Gramps had shelter. She was pretty certain some of the bodies she stepped over weren’t just strung out, but were long dead. Hard to tell. Sometimes a leg infested with maggots would move out of her way as she walked down the street.

Reality constrained her desire to help them. She could barely help Gramps. One wrong move and they’d be on the streets as well.

As she searched for her contact she kept a low profile. Strung out addicts would kill her in a second if they knew how much cash she carried. For protection, she dressed like a mid-city teen. They’d only carry about $10. Too little to kill for. A single hit of Phantasia cost $100. Killing ten kids for a single hit was too much work for an addict. They’d be sick with exhaustion by their fifth kill.

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5 comments:

  1. I always love stories of the underdog who fights there way up. Nice excerpt, very vivid details.

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  2. Certainly a grim world but she seems to be on top of how to survive!

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  3. Intriguing character. I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

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