Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. Snippets of ten to fifteen sentences or less are yours for the reading!
Hi! I’m back! It’s nice to be back for Saturday Snippets after all the busy writing on BARRON’S LAST STAND. I’m also working on a few short stories of Bo’s solo adventures that take place between HERO’S END and BARRON’S LAST STAND. Today I give you a first look at a brand new adventure. It’s so new, I don’t have a title for it. But here, for your enjoyment are the first fifteen sentences from this new story. Please keep in mind, it is still a work in progress and hasn’t been edited yet.
“It’s an easy enough proposition, Barron. Just pick up cargo and my representatives and deliver them on schedule. What could be so objectionable about that?”
Bo Barron slowly swirled the amber liquid in her glass as she studied the crime boss across from her.
Objections? She had several.
From the moment he’d settled his rotund form into the chair across from her, she hadn’t liked anything about him. The nasal tenor of his voice held more whine than power. His gaze slithered over her and he licked his pudgy lips. His brown eyes glittered with lust and he tried a smile that she supposed was intended to be harmless, but came out as a full-blown leer. Though he couldn’t be much older than her own twenty-four standard years, the unruly crop of curly hair on his head had already mounted a retreat. Perspiration glistened through open patches on his scalp. Excited color lit his cheeks and his nostrils flared.
Swallowing her revulsion, Bo’s lips curled in an inviting smile.
“Keep talking, I’ll let you know when I hear something I don’t like.”
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 or you can follow the links to the right over there.
If you’d like to read a sneak peek at BARRON’S LAST STAND you can find the first chapter at the end of HERO’S END and here on my website.
8 thoughts on “Saturday Snippet: Bo and the Pirates”
I liked your description of the crime boss – thoroughly repellant in just a few sentences. An interesting contrast to your previous article on identifying Blade – the crime-boss is the complete opposite.
The irony is that this character was inspired by a dear friend of mine who once perversely asked me to make him a disgusting crime lord. In real life, he is a sweetheart.
Great descriptions and a great opening. Thoroughly unlikeable crime boss. 🙂
Thank you. Thoroughly vile, but the beginning of a complex relationship.
I have no objections to reading more of this story!
I have no objections to sharing more of this story!
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