With much of Earth burning presently, soon Earth will fall into a very long ice age.
Fortunately, a group of women, men, half-saires, and one full-saire are hidden on a lovely island. The full-saire has a spaceship capable of leaving Earth and traveling to a more reliable planet that never grows too cold or hot.
However, when they arrive, the planet looks much like prehistoric Earth, with giant reptiles everywhere. Fortunately, Keelan and Tiburon are strong and mighty warriors. By noon, they have killed most of the deadly creatures that their life bubble protects. They also saved the life of a twelve-foot chicken-like creature who turns out to be sentient and a great help when locating dangers.
The two warriors were able to remove most of the T-Rexes as well. Only two had to be killed for refusing to leave their valley. Thus, they have survived day one.
But how long will their bullets and luck hold out?
An excerpt from New World
Once outside, but still under the cloak of invisibility, Keelan and Tiburon studied the various creatures walking about. The animals seemed to want to know where their friends had disappeared to and why was the soil scorched.
“Let’s climb up the exterior of the ship. That will give us a better shot at the taller, and possibly deadlier, creatures.”
Upon reaching the flat area at the top, they stared at the mass of animals in the valley. “We’ll run out of ammunition long before we kill a third of these,” Tiburon growled.
“True enough. So, let’s hit them with a shockwave first. And since we don’t want a mass of creatures rotting in our valley, we’ll start with a no-kill level and scare off those who don’t like having their skin heated.”
“Sounds like a great idea,” Tiburon admitted.
Keelan showed him the instrument. “We can use this device in our natural forms.” He then showed him how to place his claws so they would activate the shockwaves. “Watch me first, then I’ll let you have a go at it. But make sure you do not turn it on until you have cut a slit in the invisibility cloak. Otherwise, we’ll be the ones that get fried. I’ll slice the cloak so you can see how it is done.”
A moment later, many of the animals in the valley began running away.
However, the twenty-feet-tall dinosaur creatures all remained.
Keelan sighed. “Let’s up the ante and see if we can move them out as well. Move the shockwave to level ten.”
He watched Tiburon closely to ensure his success. He smiled when the fellow got it right the first time. “Let ’em have it.”
Twelve of the creatures ran off. “That leaves two pissed off T-Rexes,” Tiburon replied.
“Move it up another notch,” Keelan suggested.
Tiburon tried, but it just made the two creatures angrier.
“Move it up to kill level,” Keelan advised.
Tiburon did. Now, only the largest one remained alive and was really angry.
“I’ll take over. This one is going to need some finessing.”
He tightened the range from wide to narrow and shot the angry fellow in the eye. A moment later, the shockwave moved through his skull and out the back. Finally, the big guy fell. Keelan quickly returned the shockwave to its full circular width. “Check for rogue animals that might have slipped in during the narrow settings.”
“Got one. Looks like a giant gator,” Tiburon replied.
“That’s gonna be a problem. He won’t run, and killing him will be a challenge. What else slipped in?”
“We got some giant chickens.”
“Leave those alone. We used to have something similar on Saire. If these are the same, they can be ridden, are edible, and can be taught not to eat saires and humans.”
“The gator has his eye on them,” Tiburon warned.
“Well, he’s now facing us, that’s better. Let’s both try to shoot him in the eyes with high powered rifles.”
Upon reverting back to humans, they tied the arms of the catsuit around their waist. Then they cut a second slit in the invisible screen and shot the gator in the eyes with their high-powered sniper rifles.
Tiburon and Keelan both made their shots. The gator died at once.
About author Liza O’Connor
Liza O’Connor lives in Denville, NJ with her dog Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small Cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, skydive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet throughout her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels.
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