It’s Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. Snippets of ten to fifteen sentences designed to reel you and leave you screaming for more!
We’re back with a young Blade Devon, a 23 year-old special forces combat veteran home on medical leave (or has he gone AWOL?) When they arrested him, he had three forms of ID on him, each in a different name. He’s been booked under the name Dev Fossey and he already made believers out of the other miscreants sharing the holding cell with him. Unlike the other miscreants in holding, Blade has a straight-arrow brother who’s posted his bond. Now all Blade has to do is not kill anyone before he’s remanded into his brother’s custody. That may be the most difficult task ahead of him.
With one insistent tug, the guard dragged him out of his thoughts. His boots felt like someone had activated gravity plates as he stumbled the first few steps, trying to match the other man’s pace down the hallway.
It would be so easy to overpower the man beside him and free himself.
Elbow to the face. Cut off air supply with the binder chain. One quick twist of the head to snap the neck. Sharp blow just so on the hinge…
Fine beads of perspiration broke out on his forehead.
Blade lifted his gaze to the surveillance network tucked into the ceiling.
Disable the power supply by shoving the broken edge of the binder into the servomotor and set up a chain reaction of power failures along the line.
They passed a transparisteel observation cage with another guard inside. An NS‐10 energy rifle leaned against the wall behind him.
Blade clenched his jaw so tightly a muscle twitched in protest.
There’s more, but this was all I could swing for this snippet. Come back next week for more! In the mean-time, I’m going to spend my days feverishly working on BARRON’S LAST STAND. 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.
10 thoughts on “Saturday Snippet: Jail Time Part 4”
Don’t do it, Blade! You’re almost home-free… 🙂
But you have to admit, it’s fun to watch him sweat.
So many options, so little time.
I think he’s running down his options to buy himself more time NOT to act.
The guard is probably thinking about what he wants to have for lunch later and Blade is reviewing 101 ways to escape a prison.
This is entirely true!
We can see hints of the man he will become – but he needs to get a grip on himself before he ends up going straight back into the cell.
They’d have to catch him first. In Sovran’s Pawn, which takes place a few years after this, Blade brags that not even high-security Krakato prison can hold him for long. I wanted to play with that aspect of his training.
Like Lord Byron, he’s mad, bad, and dangerous to know. Love that about him.