Encounter, a Romance story | SparkaTale



By: D.M. Gergen

Status: In Progress


Ellie had been living her dream.  She had her dream job at her dream university, doing what she loved with the man she loved.  Then it all changed.  As the happiness of her world crumbled under accusations, lies, and rumors that all but destroyed her repuation, she found herself fleeing to a mindless job in a place where no one knew her name.


William was not what he appeared to be.  He had a mission, orders to follow, and the heavy pressure of his people to be thinking about, not some woman who had charmed him with a smile.  


In a sci-fi romance, Ellie and William must face their fears, expectations, and the impossibility of love.



Created: August 21, 2013 | Updated: September 3, 2013

Genre : Romance

Language : English

Reviews: 1 | Rating:

Comments: 7

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1: Chapter 1 1787
2: Chapter 2 1753
3: Chapter 3 1568
4: Chapter 4 3246
Total Wordcount: 8354

Reviews (1)

  • Jeri Callaway

    I like your story. it sort of reminds me of Star Man the movie. With the aliens thinking humans would be okay with them visiting because of the invitation sent to space. My advice would be in regards to the aliens. All the worlds you talk about are new and some more details about the history and the backstory of the aliens would be nice. I was a little confused as to which planet the alien on earth was from. Of course it could just be me and I need to reread the story too. Keep up the good work.

    November 28, 2013 Flag

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    I really liked this. It's a nice new twist on the alien invasion cliché. It's well-written and I can't wait to read more. Keep it up :)

    August 21, 2013 | Terryn Lewis

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    Thank you! If you keep reading let me know if it does end up getting cliche.

    August 22, 2013 | D.M. Gergen

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    Nice. I've only read the first chapter so far, but I like the vagueness of her past. It adds a nice detail of mystery to it. Keep up the good work!

    August 21, 2013 | TomaHawk ~ Slowly coming back

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    Thank you! If you end up reading more, let me know if there is anything you would fix or change. Hopefully I'll have a few more chapters up soon.

    August 22, 2013 | D.M. Gergen

  • Chapter: 1 Reply

    A very mysterious beginning to the book and good introduction to the main character. There is enough information to hint to the reader that she has run away from her past . All the while, you let the reader want for more information.

    The story flows well and the dialogue is well written. I look forward to reading the next chapter. 

    November 5, 2013 | S.D Stevens

  • Chapter: 1 Reply

    Great chapter so accurate play out of a so nice customer in a coffee shop!  Like your dialog and the flow of your story.

    November 28, 2013 | Jeri Callaway

  • Chapter: 2 Reply

    I like William he is awesome.  I don't know why I like him already I just do.  I like your descriptions of the crash site.  I would like to see a little more about where the alien came from.  I know they have a blue planet and that they were dumb and destroyed their environment. I would like to know a little more about their society, are they warriors are do they just want to share our planet?

    November 28, 2013 | Jeri Callaway