Saturday Snippet: The Last Firefight?

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.

Blade heads into a firefight in a theater, and his life is about to change forever.


He glanced at the darkness that filled the open door of the theater. Colorful flashes lit the shadows. The unmistakable whine and hiss of blaster fire punctuated the shrieks and howls of civilians unaccustomed to live fire.

Maker help him. If he didn’t find a way around Marin’s orders, this could well be his last firefight, too, and that simply wouldn’t do. They were too damn much fun.

Blade strode up the walk to the open door, unfastening his jacket as he went. If he needed the blaster nestled in the shoulder holster under his arm, he wanted to be able to reach it. If he played his role right, he wouldn’t need it. Nothing short of a squad of IC-trained Predators would provide much of a challenge.


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18 thoughts on “Saturday Snippet: The Last Firefight?

  1. I reckon Blade is being far too cocky. He’s been playing the holo-hero too much – I have this nasty suspicion that he’s going to find himself in big trouble! Good snippet – paints the atmosphere and Blade’s (over?)-confidence very nicely.

  2. I think Peter’s right, and I hope so: I always like seeing character’s perceptions of themselves altered. But I do like his confidence and he is being a bit careful, so maybe it will all work out for him. Looking forward to more.

  3. Why do I get the feeling that he’s walking right into a squad of IC-trained Predators? 😉

    Still, that cocky attitude is pretty sexy. I’m rooting for him!

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