Zara – A Name Among The Stars – SciFi Adv/Rom – Episode 10

Gosh, that week rushed by and another episode is due…

This episode feels as if it will need more polishing. What do you think?


Thanks! Enjoy!


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About Mark Henwick

I was born in Africa and left out in the sun too often. An early interest in philosophy and psychology was adequately exorcised by tending bars. And while trying to enroll in a class to read Science Fiction full time, I ended up taking an engineering degree which splendidly qualified me to move into marketing. That in turn spawned a late onset career in creative writing. When not working, I get high by the slightly less conventional means of a small light aircraft. My first book, 'Sleight of Hand' is available on Amazon at

8 responses to “Zara – A Name Among The Stars – SciFi Adv/Rom – Episode 10”

  1. Justin Savely says :

    Your Rival appears! Nice foreshadowing of the loss teamship with duffle.

  2. Ladygeeke says :

    Oh, that’s clever! A rival who is equally talented, likeable, and with significant advantages. Can’t wait to see how this turns out.

  3. Robert Harris says :

    I like it.

    I would offer a challenge however. (Or at least breaking of a Romance trope). Let her remain, on the whole, likeable. There is nothing more irritating (IMHO) than for the rival to be some double-dealing nasty, conniving bitch, and the romantic hero (and sometimes everyone else) is totally oblivious!

    Let Zara win on her own merits, not because of some fundamental failing of Hanna Esterhauze’s. (I could actually see Esterhauze being a complete mirror of Hanna’s including betrayal of her family on another planet.)
    Incidentally, referring to her by her last name (in her head) with no honorific seems to be slightly at odds with the rest of the characters (Rhoswyn, Talan).

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