• Tonya Moore
    • Bradenton, FL, US
    • Joined in May 2012
  • I’m a Jamaican writer of speculative fiction--short stories, webserials, and novelettes. Currently living in Florida, I'm pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English.
  • Rita Monette commented on Chapter 1 :
    7/14/2017 1:20:50 AM
    Very well written. Lots of intrigue. Love the pictures at the chapter head.
    23 +Votes
    Niara’s people inhabit a village within a walled enclosure on an alien planet. To carve out a future for humanity, she ... More Info
    • Tonya Moore Thanks again, Rita! I'm glad you like it. I used the pics primarily as featured images for chapters on my blog (because I'm also posting the story there) but I've come across such lovely pictures that I wanted to also share them in the story here.
      7/14/2017 9:23:53 AM
    • Rita Monette Keep up the good work.
      7/14/2017 12:47:38 PM
  • Rita Monette commented on Chapter 0 :
    7/14/2017 1:18:46 AM
    Great opening. Can't wait to read more!
    23 +Votes
    Niara’s people inhabit a village within a walled enclosure on an alien planet. To carve out a future for humanity, she ... More Info
    • Tonya Moore Hi Rita! Thanks so much for checking out this story and for the words of encouragement. The first chapter/post always makes me so nervous because it feels like a moment of reckoning. lol.
      7/14/2017 9:20:27 AM
    • Rita Monette I hadn't read the synopsis/blurb first, so I didn't know she was on another planet at first. It seemed like earth on a remote island. The writing style and the mystery of it is what grabbed me. Beautiful opening chapters. I want to know what's on the other side of that wall.
      7/14/2017 12:45:34 PM
  • Andre Clemons commented on Chapter 2 :
    7/13/2017 9:38:39 PM
    And the environment of this narrative continues to expand, complete with colorful new characters. I was just as tense as Niara was when that creature was after her. How ... Show More
    23 +Votes
    Niara’s people inhabit a village within a walled enclosure on an alien planet. To carve out a future for humanity, she ... More Info
    • Tonya Moore Thanks, Andre! It's funny. I wasn't originally planning on introducing Wendi so soon but here she is. I was also worried that the pacing for the whole animal attack part was too fast/fleeting, so I'm glad it works.
      7/14/2017 9:25:46 AM
  • Tonya Moore commented on Chapter 1 :
    7/13/2017 2:00:32 AM
    This is interesting and fills me with all kinds of foreboding! Looking forward to reading more.
    5 +Votes
    When young Sophie discovers an old newspaper on her father's farm, she begins to question the world her father has laid ... More Info
    • Syd Meeker Glad you think so! Except a new chapter very soon! :)
      7/13/2017 8:34:31 PM
    • Syd Meeker By which, of course, I mean "expect*"! I promise I know how to words! :D
      7/13/2017 8:36:49 PM
  • Syd Meeker commented on Chapter 1 :
    7/11/2017 5:19:52 AM
    "Her dark eyes shimmered with unshed tears. " Really love this sentence in particular. The world's lore is presented in an enticing manner, and while it's a lot of ... Show More
    23 +Votes
    Niara’s people inhabit a village within a walled enclosure on an alien planet. To carve out a future for humanity, she ... More Info
    • Tonya Moore Thanks Syd. I've very glad you like it, so far! :D
      7/12/2017 5:12:49 PM
  • Tonya Moore commented on Chapter 2 :
    7/8/2017 1:30:13 AM
    Wow - nightmare or prophecy? This is getting even more intense! Also, the scenery is so rich and complex. I love how you're pulling the tapestry of this ancient civilization together.
    (1 chapter reviews) | 30 +Votes
    In the 3rd millennium B.C.E., the Akkadian empire stands strong, with a rule that is mighty and prosperous, blessed by ... More Info
    • Andre Clemons Nightmare or prophecy? For Enheduanna, it may very well be both. Thanks for reading! I appreciate your comments about the scenery and the creation of the civilization. As I'm sure you can tell, A LOT of extensive research went into the writing of this story and being that Enheduanna actually existed and the Akkadian empire, it was at times difficult to adapt historical events into a streamlined environment. I'm glad that it's working, for the most part. Again, thanks for reading...and don't worry, things definitely get more intense! Poor High Priestess isn't getting a break anytime soon...
      7/8/2017 2:07:25 AM
  • Letitia Coyne commented on Chapter 0 :
    7/7/2017 1:39:26 AM
    Another brilliant story begins. I can't wait to read more.
    23 +Votes
    Niara’s people inhabit a village within a walled enclosure on an alien planet. To carve out a future for humanity, she ... More Info
    • Tonya Moore Yay! You finally got in. :D - Glad you like it so far.
      7/8/2017 1:38:30 AM
  • Letitia Coyne commented on Chapter 1 :
    7/7/2017 1:40:58 AM
    Excellent.
    23 +Votes
    Niara’s people inhabit a village within a walled enclosure on an alien planet. To carve out a future for humanity, she ... More Info
    • Tonya Moore Thanks Letitia! I'm so glad you like it so far. I'm always worried my opening is too boring or something. lol
      7/8/2017 1:37:38 AM
  • Andre Clemons commented on Chapter 1 :
    7/7/2017 4:11:10 AM
    Again, it's your vivid imagery and imaginative worldbuilding that draws me and keeps me intrigued. I'm interested to see Nati embark on this journey...
    23 +Votes
    Niara’s people inhabit a village within a walled enclosure on an alien planet. To carve out a future for humanity, she ... More Info
    • Tonya Moore Thanks Andre. I'm really glad to read your comment on the world-building aspect because this story kinda stakes everything on the world-building and I'm that's not something I've always been very good at. (being as impatient as I tend to be) :)
      7/8/2017 1:37:01 AM
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