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It’s Sunday again and time for Weekend Writing Warriors (click on the logo above) and Snippet Sunday (click on the logo below.)

This week it’s Horse Power again,  FREE on Amazon for possibly the last time. I put it up to experiment with Kindle Direct; now I’m planning to try it with CreateSpace.

This snippet is a continuation from two weeks ago.


NGC2074 HubbleTimi pushed another cow — the female silkies were cows, Roi reminded himself, while the males were bulls — into the squeeze chute and busied himself under her tail.  “The pregnant cows go in a field by themselves; those that aren’t go back into a bull’s herd.”

“I could do that, if you like,” Roi offered.

Timi had always been prickly about Roi’s use of esper abilities, but the twenty-two years since they’d seen each other must have made a difference.  “Thought you’d never ask,” he grinned.

Roi’s eyebrows raised.  “Thought you might jump down my throat if I suggested it,” he replied.  “That one’s pregnant, a few days post-implantation — where do you want her?”

About Horse Power: Roi is now the acknowledged heir to Lai, kept busy learning to be a member of the Inner council. Flame and Penny are still with him after their trip on Falaron, but Amber and Timi have become colonists on Horizon, a world Terraformed for stock rearing. It’s an idyllic planet, but the colonizing company has set things up in such a way that the colonists have a difficult time avoiding debt slavery.

Roi is sent to investigate the problem, but it appears that the colonizing company’s actions however immoral, are legal. All it seems he can do is see that Timi and Amber’s children at least have the pets they crave. But a few things have been forgotten over the centuries, and those “pets” may have a great influence on Horizon’s future.

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