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Old 10-07-2012, 11:22 PM   #2
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Hello all, I have an excerpt from BEYOND to share with you. This is a young adult, science-fiction romance.


At first she saw nothing. The darkness was a void barely penetrated by the waning sunlight at her back. Yet, there was something. A light. A reflection. Something. A hum. Definitely a hum. Not the wind. Not a motor. It sounded like the oscillating fan in her bedroom window.

Aimee squinted. She swore for a moment that they weren’t even trees overhead and that it was the massive underbelly of a giant vessel. A spaceship parked atop the forest, obliterating any sunlight. She rolled her eyes. Space ships and aliens lurking beyond the Patterson property.

Ziggy took off back towards the pond like a herd of rabid Rottweilers were chasing him, and she turned to follow.

At least she’d meant to turn. She thought for a moment that her muscles were locked in spasm from the two laps around the track during gym today, but her hands and arms were paralyzed. She tried to clench her fingers into a fist and could feel perspiration bead on her forehead from the effort. She was motionless.

What the heck?

Even her lips could not move to speak those three words.

Light materialized around her as if someone had switched on a spotlight from above. She tried to squint against the vivid assault, but even her eyelids were frozen in place. Instead, all she could do was watch as the light grew brighter, bright enough that she could see through her hands. That freaked her out.

The hum intensified and she began to feel lightheaded. One lurch of her stomach and she felt nothing at all.
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