Sneak preview – Children of the Orbs Series: 5 years ago floating “Orbs” the size of a grapefruit had shown up everywhere on the planet Earth, one per person. For years humanity struggled to understand the purpose of the glowing globes, hovering nearby. Orbs that followed them everywhere. Orbs that could not be disposed of. Orbs that bonded with some and rejected others.
Wars were fought as men and women struggled to comprehend what was inconceivable. Children understood. They were the future of the Universe. The Orbs communicated their need. They had come to show human children the way. The future of the Universe depended on the Children of the Orbs.
… Suddenly awake, sixteen year old Paige kept her eyes closed, her basic survival training lessons taking over.
First … listen. Nothing. Smell the air. Nothing. What, then? Motion? Yes, the entire “floating house” was swaying slightly.
She opened her eyes just enough to see. Her Orb floating slightly above her, softly glowing a crimson color – a danger warning.
Moonlight filled the small room she had been sleeping in. The room, one of a grouping of others in the single story house, currently moored one hundred meters up in the air, over a medium size lake.
The room seemed empty except for herself and Dal, still asleep in the bed next to hers.
Paige’s hand slide to the edge of the bed and down the side of the air inflated mattress. Her fingers made contact with the weapon she had learned to depend on. The always ready gun – it wasn’t really a gun as it didn’t fire bullets and it couldn’t seriously injure anyone, but it could freeze them in their tracks; stopping any physical movement from a few seconds to a few hours depending on the setting.
This would give Paige enough time, with the Orb’s assistance to come up with a solution to the situation. Dal (Dalgor) wasn’t trained yet, he wouldn’t be of much value to her. She’d come to rescue him from this planet, his life was in danger. Now, both their lives were in danger.
Again, the floating house moved, a small movement but she was aware. Someone was climbing up one of the mooring cables. In one fluid movement, Paige was out of bed, crouched on the floor in a position ready to fight if necessary…© Copyright 2013 by Penny L Howe All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright conventions
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32 thoughts on “On a lighter note for Tuesday …”
Oh – I want an orb!
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Got one with your name on it RoSy! Expect it anytime now! It glows too, everytime you smile! 🙂 xo
[ Chuckles ] Send an orb my way!
Got it packaged and ready for delivery Renard! Actually it will teleport to you if your mind is open to possibilities!
Will the orbs lead me to the light?
Ohhh, so love this.
Thanks Ivonne, I really can get into these characters, Yay, I’m young again exploring (and saving) the universe! 🙂
Lovely writing, Penny 🙂
Thank you Sarah, this type of writing so much fun for me! 🙂
The Children of the Orbs ~ I love it. — watch out Harry Potter, Penny is on a mission 🙂 This was fun and you have left us in such suspense. Will await future chapters. Much Love to you my most wonderful friend…. and Big Hug ~ R
Thanks Robyn, I had this idea years ago. (The Orbs) wrote it and then put it away (about 3 books worth), like I did with most of the fiction I wrote. Then I got the idea for the spin-off. In the “Orbs” series the orbs connect better, quicker faster, to children, Children’s minds and hearts are so open to possibilities. And before I knew it they (children) and their orb companions were racing around galaxies, having adventures and making a difference! As you say, FUN! Loads of love to you dearest friend of mine! xoxo
I love this concept. Yes – children are open and receptive and can attract energies that us grownups are not able (unless they do a lot of soul-work and get back to the child spirit)… Love it !! Keep it going 🙂 x RL
Loved this Penny. It seems you can write in just about any genre. Looking forward to what is to come. 🙂
Thank you LuAnn. This I could write all day long. Children on adventures, and sci-fi no less, 🙂 YES!!!!
Just get home and read the first post and what does it do.??.. leave me on the edge of my seat… shameful…
Sorry about that Bulldog …stay tuned!lol, How’d it go Bulldog? I’m assuming all went very very well!
10 day trip.. and very happy with the results… lots of positives
Yay!!!! Of course I had no doubts! When your product is great and you’re the one promoting it, just can’t go wrong! 🙂
???? !!!!!! Leaving us biting our nails on the edge of our seats…shameful Penny shameful….LOL love it hurry with more 🙂
Thanks Len, I will. I’ve got the other book to complete first! Do you think it would be fun if I threw in a chapter or two of this book into a page in a new tab on the top of my blog home page? I was thinking of maybe doing that, what do you think? 🙂
I beleieve that would be a good idea for those of us that can not wait 🙂 But then again if you are hoping to publish it at a later date I would keep it under wraps. Love and hugs my friend (((xx)))
Well that was no help, lol! Love and hugs to you also Len! 🙂 xoxo
and? and? and? ?????? geesh! leave me on the edge of my seat why don’t ya! (pouting…bottom lip quivering…..)
Hey Roxi, good morning, she get’s in a rousing fight with the boarders (and wins of course, raises the mooring cables and they sail (in the air) off to where her fellow teenage cohorts (with their Orb companions – who enhance the teenagers capabilities) are waiting to finish the job on this planet! Can’t have a quivering lip going on, (tee hee) love it! 🙂 xx
I love the way that this is told. It has certainly whet my appetite for more. Where did the orbs come from? What was so special about them? Why were they helping?
I can’t wait to read more of this.
Oh cool, I’ve worked on this series for years Alastair. The Orbs will be a stand alone series and the Children of the Orbs a spin off. Having said The Children of the Orbs will be the first release, with the first book of the Orb series to follow afterwards. Glad it sounds interesting to you! 🙂
Excellent. 😀 I like all things science fiction. They will be added to my library on release day (and reviewed of course 😉 )
Hopefully hardback on these (but also kindle available)! 🙂
Oh cool. I’ve got a kindle now 😀 I never thought I would like one, but it really is like reading a book. Would be nice to have page numbers rather than than percentage though.
It does take a while to get used to! 🙂
Very useful when you do 🙂