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 two young men looked more like bored, spoiled sons of well-to-do families than mercenaries or private investigators. Between their trendy clothes and their up-to-the-millisecond haircuts, they looked more like they belonged in a teen fan periodical.
A shot whizzed past the young man’s head and he ducked lower behind his cover. Though he was about Blade’s height, he managed to hunker tightly down, getting very small. Another blast struck sending sparks showering over them. He covered his head with his hands.
“You might want to try shooting back at them,” Blade said, folding his arms across his chest.
The young man stared at him; his brown eyes wide with disbelief and fear. “You do know this isn’t a holofeature, don’t you?”
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16 thoughts on “Saturday Snippet: Not A Holofeature”
Blade is at great risk of demonstrating the long-proven fact that being cool is not always a survival trait… Good snippet – I love the “up-to-the-millisecond haircuts”!.
I think Blade will manage to survive. He’s badly in need of a haircut.
Yay! I see we’re going to get HERO’S END early next year…great snippet as always! My Nook awaits!! 🙂
Thank you. Laurel is looking at the mess I call a manuscript right now while I assume my secret identity of domestic goddess.
Nothing brings out a bad attitude better than a fire fight. Hopefully no friendly fire finds him. Great snippet.
I don’t know why people get cranky while under fire. It’s a mystery.
Great details here. It makes the situation that much more tense…and amusing. I think I’d feel the same way as the young man, but I’d be stuck between thinking he was a crazy actor and someone who light actually be able to help me. He’s just so…self-assured. You know, it’s snowing on your website? I just watched that for so long. Awesome.
Thanks! That’s exactly how he (and you) are supposed to feel.
Yes. I know it’s snowing. 😉
Yes, I think he realizes that it’s not a holofeature. Sheesh!
Where did the snow come from?!
That’s not snow. That’s ash from an alien space craft burning up in the atmosphere. Actually, it’s a nice little special feature WordPress offered me last year. I signed up for it then. I was pleasantly surprised to find it working again this year.
Has he been recognized?
He introduced himself to this guy a few weeks back.
Lol. Don’t you just want to slap that boy? Blade will get a jaw ache from gritting his teeth!
The kid may be green, but that means he’s much more easily manipulated than the hired guns shooting at them. Blade has a way of getting what he wants.
Do they even have (working) guns to fire back?!
Great snippet. I really like Blade.
Everyone who knows how to use a gun has one.
Thank you! He’s growing on me. 😉