Saturday Snippet: Shakedown Part One

Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. Snippets of ten sentences or less are yours for the reading!

This scene comes from a Bo Barron short story that I am working on. Bo is in a hotel room, waiting… we’ll be here for the next few rounds, so settle in…Bo has.


Barron's Last Stand ART5If she didn’t know better, she’d swear the hotel room was some kind of spatial anomaly that dilated time. In the fading daylight, Bo Barron checked her chrono again. It felt like years had passed since she broke in. The truth was, she’d barely been there an hour.

Outside on the street below a wailing siren grew louder. Abandoning her anxious pacing, Bo sidled up to the window and brushed the musty curtain aside. She peered down at the traffic several stories below. Her hand hovered over the grip of the antique blaster strapped to her thigh in its custom, low-slung, quick draw rig. A local law enforcement cruiser sped past the building without slowing.  Letting out a relieved sigh, Bo let the curtain fall back into place and she stepped away from the window.


That’s the snippet for the week. Thank you for stopping by.

If you’re interested in reading more about Bo, you can pick up your ebook copies of SOVRAN’S PAWN and HERO’S END for Nook and Kindle at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

10 thoughts on “Saturday Snippet: Shakedown Part One

  1. Great flash of a scene laced with so much detail, the musty curtains, sirens, the apprehension, and mix of old and new – the chrono and antique blaster. Has an old movie feel with a futuristic twist. Very cool.

  2. Ah, it’s been so long since I’ve seen a snippet with Bo…always enjoyable. Definitely want to find out what she broke in for. Must have been important to stick around for over an hour.

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