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.

Last week, the Five-Point game with Bo and “Rex” started heating up with an all or nothing bet with Bo’s father’s stasis pod on the line.

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A wheezing sound that passed for laughter hissed partly from Rex and partly from the mechanics in his motorized chair. The effect was unsettling.

“Very simple, Barron,” he said. “To see my cards, you must place a Capre X2S Mergent Arms blaster on the table.”

Bo’s hand dipped to the handle of the weapon sitting snugly on her hip in its custom quick-draw rig. “You know that’s not the only weapon I’m carrying, right?”

“I would be disappointed in you if it were,” he said. “But the Capre is the only one I’m interested in. That weapon has been passed down from Barron to Barron for centuries.”

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23 thoughts on “Saturday Snippet: Ante Up

  1. All I know is, Bo fired first!

    I also keep wondering when Josie Bettancourt is going to show up. “Stasis Pod? That’s not a stasis pod. THIS…is a stasis pod!”

    Love the line, “A wheezing sound that passed for laughter hissed partly from Rex and partly from the mechanics in his motorized chair.” Unsettling indeed.

  2. Let’s hope his hand isn’t loaded. Yeah, I went there. Great scene. I’ve been enjoying this for the last few weeks. Can’t wait to see how it all “plays” out. I think I better stop here.

    1. That’s what she’d prefer to do, but this guy’s home is a cliff top fortress and while she has obtained some information about the layout, she isn’t sure *where* inside the compound it is.

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