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Saturday Snippet: Method Acting

Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. Snippets of ten sentences or less are yours for the reading!

Today’s snippet comes from Book Two of The Black Wing Chronicles ~ HERO’S END.

By this point, in the book, Blade’s back is against the wall. There have been several attempts on his life, one nearly successful, and he’s been ordered to give up his holofeature career and the woman he loves to take a safe desk job, complete with high security and body guards to protect him ~ a situation akin to life in prison with no chance of parole. He’s only just barely shaken the men assigned to protect him. His window for disappearing is rapidly dwindling. This scene is one last big gamble where he’s throwing all his chips into the pot and hoping he can pull out a winning hand.

***

The young man muttered a curse and turned his attention back to the firefight. After a few seconds he turned back to Blade.

“Wait… did you say you’re Blade Devon?” he asked.

Blade nodded. “In the flesh.” He sat down beside the man in blithe unconcern and stripped off his riding gloves. “So what’s my motivation? What’s the conflict? Who are those guys?” He nodded towards the eight gunmen.

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21 comments on “Saturday Snippet: Method Acting

    • Well, he’s really just giving the reader permission to take it all tongue-in-cheek as a just another day at the office. This way, when I want the reader to feel the dire-ness of the situation at the climax, they will because he’s not taking such a cavalier attitude.

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