It’s Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. Snippets of ten to fifteen sentences or less are yours for the reading!
While I keep working on BARRON’S LAST STAND here is the next segment of a Blade Devon short that I’m REALLY excited about. This is Blade during the darkest period of his life, after his stint with the Inner Circle and before his fame in holofeatures. Suffering from PTSD, Blade is drifting through self-destruction, picking fights, gambling, and getting arrested. Last week we met him as he was preparing to leave the holding cell, but he was interrupted by a thug who promised that his boss Deo was going to kill Blade.
Blade glanced at the unconscious lump of hairy muscle and filthy leathers that lay on the floor then he smiled at the posturing little tough in front of him. “I’m heartbroken,” he said. “After all Deo’s pretty promises? He said he was going to make me his bitch.” He tsked and shook his head. “You bangers can be so fickle.”
Blade’s smile faded.
“When Deo comes to, you can tell him I said to take a number and wait his turn,” he said, his voice low and dangerous. “He’s going to die soon enough. No sense rushing it on my account.”
The Tenpa’s bravado crumbled. The color drained from his face and he swallowed hard. Slowly, he eased back onto the flat of his feet, his shoulders hunched protectively as he lowered his gaze. He backed out of Blade’s way.
If you’re interested in reading more about Blade, 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.
9 thoughts on “Saturday Snippet: Jail Time Part 2”
There’s the Blade we all know and love. Great snippet! Can’t wait to read more.
Come on back next week for more! You might find that it’s all bravado and he’s really NOT the Blade we know and love.
Yeah! “No sense in rushing it.”
Death will come quickly enough. I’m not sure if Blade is being pragmatic or judgmental.
Hairy muscle and filthy leathers – great descriptions! Blade talking smack is always a fun read!
Thank you. I think this ends his smack-talk for this story, though. No more posturing necessary after this.
Even so, it’s enough to make the Tempa rethink a few times… 🙂
There’s a fine line between posturing and stupidity. I think the little guy found it.
And didn’t feel like jumping on it… phew!