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 ~ how does THE BROKEN WING sound?
This week’s snippet is the next few sentences that follow last weeks’ snippet in which Blade is still recovering from the hovercycle crash and he’s still on Kah Lahtrec. Tahar, the strange spiritual guru of the Lahtrecki people is still caring for him.
Blade’s gaze narrowed as he studied the old man, trying to follow his reasoning. “My fate? What fate is that?”
The old man didn’t reply. He simply stared at Blade with an enigmatic smile on his lips.
“Are you talking about the Prenaha? The cycles of existence? You know I don’t believe all that.” Blade shifted his weight onto his hip and winced at the firestorm that shot through his leg. Unable to help his small grunt of pain, he leaned forward and massaged the tight muscles of his thigh above the brace, silently begging them to release and grant him some measure of ease.
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21 thoughts on “Saturday Snippet: The Cycles of Existence”
Sounds like he’s with a shrink, having to come up with his own answers… 😉
Socratic method of teaching. 🙂
THE BROKEN WING — I like it!
Nice snippet, JC.
Thanks, Heidi. I’m still trying it on for size.
Sometimes, the best answers are produced by silence.
I like the split between discussing abstract philosophy and the searing pain in his leg that’s evident.
This is a long scene and it’s hard to pick snippets. Glad you like it.
BROKEN WING sounds good.
I like the snippet. Great description of the pain.
Thank you! It’s growing on me.
I like the snippet. I like how the old man is forcing him to figure things out, despite his pain.
As Tahar would say “Sometimes greater clarity of mind is found in pain than in comfort.”
I concur…LOVE the title!!! Keep it, keeeeep it!!
And of course, great snippet.
Thank you, thank you!
Ow. I know exactly how that feels, trying to get a cramp to release. And if Blade recovering has a large part in this book, the title sounds excellent.
Awesome. And I love “The Broken Wing!”
Thank you kindly!
Thought I commented earlier but it doesn’t seem to have stuck. I like the title, and I can almost feel the cramped muscle.
Thanks! Sorry about that. For some reason WordPress was putting your comments in my spam folder.
Ouch I could feel his pain! Great snippet as always 🙂 and I quite like The Broken Wing!