Title: Unnamed WIP
Genre: YA sci-fi
Elina hid from her mother in the tall blue-green grass. But she couldn’t escape her mother’s voice. Now it called for her from opposite sides of the field. She sat up just enough to peak over the grass. Sure enough, message bots glided around the field, but her mother still stood by the house.
She sunk to the ground and continued to count the clouds. All she wanted was five minutes of peace. She knew something had happened, but the wars on other planets didn’t mean much to an eleven year old.
“Elina, come to the house now!” Her father’s voice joined her mother’s.
She jerked up and looked toward the house. Her mother was gone, but her father stood with his hands on his hips glaring at her.
“Coming.” She yelled back as she slipped her shoes on and ran to him. “Why are you home so early?”
“Come inside quickly.” He stepped into the darkness of the house.
Elina chewed on her bottom lip and followed. She immediately focused on the man hugging her mother. The tall redhead could only be one person. Her favorite uncle back from the stars.
“Uncle Murph!” Elina moved to hug him but stopped when she saw her mother’s tear streaked face contorted into a mass of wrinkles she never knew her mother had.
“You have to go with your Uncle. He’ll explain everything on the way.” Her mother pulled her into an embrace, squeezing too tightly.