Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. On the surface, it’s a web ring of authors who post snippets of their work for comment. In reality, it’s a close-knit group of friends and colleagues working together to support and encourage one another and promote the science fiction and fantasy genres.
This week’s snippet is a complete departure from THE BLACK WING CHRONICLES. I present for your amusement a lost story from a completely different universe. This story dates back to 1987 and was never completed beyond the first few thousand words. It’s currently in development.
A Science Fiction writer discovers that the characters and premise of her book are real. She makes this discovery the night her enemies find her.
At first, Analise thought her mind was playing tricks on her. On the roadway, not twenty meters away, a group of five men faced Andy. He backed slowly away from them. Analise called out to him. He shouted for her to run. The leader of the group took advantage of Andy’s divided attention and fired. A red light flashed and Andy doubled over. He collapsed onto the pavement and never moved again.
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Nobody counted on former-government-agent-turned-holofeature-hero Blade Devon’s infatuation with her. A botched assassination under the guise of a bar brawl leaves Bo blind and Blade wondering if there isn’t more to this job than he was led to believe.
Never able to resist playing the hero, Blade tends her injuries and delves deeper into the intrigue only to find this mission isn’t about a weapon at all. It’s about two Sovrans’ maneuvering for control, with Bo and Blade as their pawns.
All Bo and Blade have to do is figure out how to survive the game they didn’t know they were playing.
19 thoughts on “THE LOST DOMINA #SFFSat Snippet for 07/28/2012”
Not going to take a stab at how old you were in 1987 when this was written… 😛
It has intrigue enough to make me want to read more, though you have more fortitude than I…I would never go back and develop anything I tried to write 25 years ago. 🙂
Would it change your opinion of me to know that was the year I became a published writer? Articles, that is.
Nope…but then, I still wouldn’t rewrite something I’d written 25 years ago… 🙂
Saying that is like throwing down the gauntlet to me, you know. 😉
Thanks for the blog post idea!
Are you going to finish this work? I’d be interested in reading it.
I’ve toyed with the idea of finishing it. I like the premise and the characters are fascinating to me. As it’s written, it’s pure SF romance in the late 80’s sense.
Great premise, especially if it derived from ’87. Snippet provides an interesting snapshot of the story with a lot happening in a handlefull of sentences.
Thank you! It needs a lot of work, but I thought it would be fun to go back to my “early days” and this is about as early as I’m willing to share. All the stuff earlier than this was pure embarrassment.
I’m gonna go with everyone here. Are you gonna finish it? Huh-huh? I want to know what happened to Andy? And who are Analise’s enemies? How does a SF writer get enemies? Should I be worried??? O.O
It’s a well-developed concept, I’m getting the major plot points down. I work with it when I run into blocks with the WIP. It’s incredibly rough as you can see by the snippet. It’s hard to work on anything during Summer Break.
I wouldn’t worry, too much TK… unless your husband is your cyborg bodyguard and all your memories of your life are implanted for your own protection.
Nice snippet. I can just imagine Analise’s gut-wrenching reaction after this scene!
Thank you. You are all too kind.
Nice snippet, a real cliffhanger. Hope you continue the story!
Thanks! As a very rough first draft by a very green writer, there’s a lot of telling going on. But I think there are some fun aspects to the story.
Wonderful snippet. I love the premise and this snapshot is seriously riveting. Like everyone else, I’d love to see more. I hope you do pick it back up.
Thanks to TM’s comments, I’ve posted the blurb for this on my next post. Let me know what you think.
Wandering in late (as usual), here. I already told you what I think about polishing a 25 year old story idea, so I’ll just comment on the snippet. I think it’s a disturbing premise and now I’m worried about the monsters from my imagination appearing under my bed!
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