Welcome back to another week of Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday crews! Last week was the first snippet from my sci-fi thriller The Cure, so we continue this week with another snippet. I debated whether to do "creative editing" or just skip ahead in the story a bit, and figured skipping ahead would probably be for the best. Last week, we met Mila, a scientist out to find a cure for death. In between then and now, we've met the manager of the burial center she was sitting in (Paul), and the two have walked off toward the back of the facility. And here's where we jump back into the action...
Paul held a hand out toward another pair of plush white couches. Mila figured the facility had bought in bulk. “I’ll just double-check everything’s as you’ve requested.” He left her there, entering the central of the three viewing rooms while she sat down once more.
Such frequent visits weren’t in the standard burial contract, and had been negotiated for a significant price. Calling it a request was putting a definite spin on things.
Mila’s limbs shook, just as with every visit. Even being strong-willed as she made herself out to be, the entire situation still struck unbridled fear into her bones. A death sentence carried out on her family’s murderers had not appeased her bloodlust.
Neither had it assuaged her guilt.
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Vetrasian scientist Mila Groso built a career out of developing cures for the galaxy’s deadliest diseases. After her husband and daughter are murdered in cold blood, she makes it her mission to find a cure for death itself.
Mila isn’t the only one interested in her research, though. The planet’s religious leader sends his minions to stop her from negating the existence of an afterlife. A mysterious mercenary threatens her life unless she hands the research over. It's obvious too many people know what she’s doing.
Fighting to stay alive, Mila must fend off both groups with their diametrically opposed goals and find the ultimate cure to resurrect her family. What once was a potential miracle may end up a greater curse than she can imagine.