The Sentinel

The Sentinel

by Norman FItts

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Overview

An intergalactic vessel has to make an emergency landing high in the mountains of Colorado. A number of Sentinels are sent out to protect the perimeter. The Sentinel is an intelligence-gathering device grown for this purpose. It stands up right on huge, clawed hind legs. Its upper body is humanoid. One of the Sentinels has an accident that tears its control device away. The electrical shock renders it unconscious. Being an older generation, It has been slated to be recycled. This being the case, the device is detonated. The device is far enough away to leave it unharmed. The next morning it comes to and returns to the landing site. They will not be back. The forest service begins to investigate sighting, and when alien DNA, taken from bullets recovered from the Sentinel’s first encounter with a human, shows up in a federal lab matching samples from years earlier, the government decides to throw a net over it. Elizabeth Claywell is a blind, thirteen year old girl spending her summer vacation with her family in those same mountains. While riding with a guest their horses are spooked by a snake. The horse her friend is on takes off and Elizabeth is nearly killed when she is thrown from hers. The Sentinel prevents her death and forced by imprinted protection protocols carries her back toward the landing site. With several factions looking for the Sentinel and the child, a confrontation is brewing on top of the mountain. A bond is forming between the creature and Elizabeth. The Sentinel doesn’t know the good guys from the bad guys. What it does know is nothing is going to harm its small, human charge. Nothing...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012133601
Publisher: Norman Fitts
Publication date: 02/03/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 213 KB

About the Author

I’ve been writing for several years. I’ve completed a dozen feature length screenplays. I’ve written and published four science fiction novels titled “The Encounter”, “Contact”, “The Submarine Effect” and “The Sentinel”. I teach Creative Writing and Screenwriting classes in Houston, TX for Leisure Learning and I also offer them privately for people who can’t make the classes. I also donate my time to a non-profit organization “Skills for Living” mentoring 15 and 16 year old high school students. I worked with the Austin Film Festival for a couple of years reading and judging screenplays for their “Heart of Film” screenplay competition and I belong to American Zoetrope reviewing screenplays there. I belong to, and write for, the Houston Film Industries Group supporting the film industry in Houston as well as the state of Texas.

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