#WeWriWa: Superstar status in ALWAYS HER WINGMAN #scifi #romance #scifirom

Welcome to another Weekend Writing Warriors post!

Thank you to everyone who left comments last week on my first snippet from ALWAYS HER WINGMAN! Here’s another for you…

Set-up: Last week Colin was daydreaming about asking Hannah to marry him. She whacked him with a pillow and reminded him she had a boyfriend.


Hannah scooted across the cot and punched him in the shoulder. “I’m sure there are plenty of people anxious for you to return. And you’ve achieved superstar status now. Girls will be lining up on your doorstep.”

Yes, there’d be others, but not the one he wanted. No one who would understand what he experienced in space. And when you spent day and night with someone for five years, you either loved them or hated them.

Hannah leaned against him, resting her head on his shoulder, a position they’d been in many times. “I miss the blue sunsets of Mars already. What I wouldn’t give to see just one more.”


New blurb…

Staff Sergeant Hannah Coriveau dedicated the last five years to the Space Military Command. Heading back to Earth, she’s ready to begin civilian life and reunite with her parents and the boyfriend she left behind. The person she’ll miss most is Garish—her wingman, best friend, and the one who made her regret not being single.

Senior Airman Colin Garish wants his squadron leader. Bad. After spending so much time by her side—both in the Martian skies and on the red planet—being her friend isn’t enough. When Hannah learns of her boyfriend’s infidelity, Colin is there to comfort her.

Before Colin has the chance to confess his feelings, Hannah receives worse news from home. Her father is dying. Seeing her devastation, Colin remains the friend she desperately needs. But in her grief, she pushes him away. Will Hannah let him back in her life when they land on Earth? Or will Colin never get the chance to win her heart?


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35 thoughts on “#WeWriWa: Superstar status in ALWAYS HER WINGMAN #scifi #romance #scifirom”

  1. The coziness of their relationship comes across strongly. What must it be like to live in solitary with someone for five years without resorting to either murder or sex? Yikes. Great setup.
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    1. That’s what I was hoping for, Ed. 🙂 Though they weren’t completely alone. During their time on Mars, they interacted with the colonists there, and there are three others in their squadron on this ship with them. But, through it all, Hannah remained faithful to her boyfriend back on Earth.

    1. Yes, that’s something I need to work on. It’s a delicate balance, as they grew up on the ship and Mars, but I don’t want them to seem too young. I’m glad their friendship comes through well. 🙂

    1. He’s her best friend, and there aren’t as many women enrolled in the program as men. But, it’s Colin who has a much bigger issue with the line between friends and lovers.

  2. I love the idea of a blue sunset. And the fact she’s thinking of it nostalgically works for the moment even better. Great sense of bittersweet longing in this scene. Excellent snippet!

  3. Does Hannah not realize how hard she’s making it for Colin by resting her head on his shoulder? If she wants to keep their relationship professional, she should behave professionally.

      1. Hannah sees him as a close friend. With them no longer guarding the skies of Mars, they are not as strict in the professionalism as they were when performing their duty. And it’s Colin who has the hardest time with it all, not Hannah. At least not yet. 😉

  4. What a lovely, warm and rather touching moment! Loved this excerpt and you have me longing to see a blue Martian sunset! (Isn’t it amazing the things you can come across in research which can put realism and ‘colour’ into a story! 🙂

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