Say hello to the cover for Surrogate: Traditions, the third novel in the Surrogate Series. I might tweak it a bit more, but I might not. I rather like it as it stands.
That said, this WIPpet comes from the same novel.
Here’s my WIPpet math: 7/26/2017
19+26+1+7 = 53 x 7 = 371 words from Chapter Five “141 Hours Before” with enough added to finish the scene (twenty words, thereabouts)
The setup: One of Etain’s daughter’s is soon to return from Etain’s home world, Gno’, where she has undergone her final transition surgery, (yes, she’s transgender) but Etain’s eldest daughter, Analeigh, has left after an argument, leaving Etain to round up her other daughters, who have just returned from an overnight survival training trip with Stra. Stra, however, has her own plans.
Warning: strong sexual innuendo
“Later, Mom.” Analeigh slammed the apartment door closed but not before Etain saw her obligatory guard take step behind her.
Well, at least she has that. But Etain didn’t have the opportunity to think more about it. Time to go. “Come along, everyone!” She called upstairs. “Stephany and Pala will be landing soon!”