As the world tracks Asteroid 2012 DA14 today, my story, The Asteroid's Daughter and the Serpent Handler's Son, the prologue, will be available for free on our blog (February 15, 2012 only)
I wrote the story after I read about a woman in Alabama who, 58 years ago, was struck by a meteor while she was sleeping. I began thinking...what if, and the story was born. This prologue is the entire short story that came out of what if. Several years later, I worked off the story, fleshed it out, added to, and made it the prologue to a much bigger story. Photo: Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons
The Asteroid's Daughter and the Serpent Handler's Son, the prologue
by Kate Thompson
Thirty years ago…
Maggie survived. She didn’t actually see an amber globe or winking lights or a crew with green spiky heads...
Read the complete novella, The Asteroid's Daughter and the Serpent Handler's Son, and short story, Hannah's Treasure, in New Halem Tales Secrets, 13 Stories from 5 NW Authors. Available at the Kindle Store, Nook Bookstore and Kobo. Links here: New Halem Tales Secrets, the website.
Kate is currently at work on Tied by Water, a novel of two childhood friends whose lives aren't turning out the way their parents had planned and a third novel, Family of Forgetters, a story of a 12 year old girl and her 14 year old sister who leave Denmark and set out for America in the 1800s. Kate is enthralled by treasure hunter stories and pirates, UFOs, and Bigfoot. She lives outside of Seattle where she is surrounded by mountain ranges and the great Puget Sound.
Photo: Nube Asteroids. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons