Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. Snippets of fifteen sentences or less are yours for the reading!
This is the third installment of a snippet from a Bo Barron short story that I am working on. You can read parts ONE and TWO. Bo is in a hotel room, waiting for a man. He is blissfully unaware that his hotel room is already occupied.
“Just let me get a shower and change and I’ll meet you downstairs in the bar in an hour,” he said.
He stepped through the door and it shut behind him as he turned and reached for the light.
Taking no chances, Bo leveled her blaster at him and pressed it hard into the middle of his back.
“Don’t move,” she said, her voice hoarse with emotion and disuse. “Show me your hands.”
His spine stiffened and he slowly held his hands out to his sides. “I’ve got maybe a couple hundred in currency,” he said. “You’re welcome to it.”
Using her blaster, Bo shoved him against the wall. “Spread ’em.”
He hesitated a millisecond before he complied. With her free hand, Bo patted him down. Once satisfied that he was unarmed, she stepped back, but didn’t lower her weapon.
“Switch on the lights and turn around slowly.”
That’s the snippet for the week. Thank you for stopping by.
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13 thoughts on “Saturday Snippet: Shakedown Part Three”
I gather it wasn’t a friend she’s been waiting for.
Oddly enough, he is. It’s just been that kind of day.
Ah, I’ve missed reading of Bo’s adventures!
Now, is that any way to treat an old friend? Sheesh! Some people. 😉 Great stuff.
If he weren’t a friend, she never would have gotten close enough to him for him to take her weapon.
Hmmm, want to know who he is! Waiting for him and patting him down, looks like danger ahead.
A great deal of danger…for him, IF he agrees to help her.
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Wow! I wonder how she treats room service? It’s the tension that keeps us reading! And that, in the comments, you say he’s a friend just makes it all the better.
Oddly enough, at this point in time he is the ONLY person she can trust. She just has reason to be extremely cautious.
If that’s how she treats her friends – I feel sorry for her enemies. I love the description of her voice being hoarse with emotion and disuse – a really great line!
Thanks! She’s been in deep space isolation for the better part of the past year. That kind of isolation can take a toll on you.