3 February 2012

Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday








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Snippet from The Girls From Alcyone II

I chickened out this week on sharing a snip from my WiP (too rough!), so I thought I'd share this bit from Book One. This is a pivotal scene where Sigrid claims her first trophies of war (after completing her first mission, where she single-handedly takes down an entire ship), taking her first step into the life of a mercenary.

   The viewer winked-off and Sigrid was alone again, apart from the untidy heap of unconscious bridge officers. Something on Captain Oslov's body caught her eye. He still held his sidearm in his limp hand—a matching one lay holstered on his left side. Sigrid picked it up. She always found the allure of such weapons compelling, ever since the day she'd discovered what a crack shot she was. The captain's pistols were unlike anything she'd held before. Slightly larger than the Markovs, these were a unique, custom-design. There was nothing like them in her database. They were pearl-handled and fit the palm of her hand perfectly, even better than her Markovs. Longer, heavier and fashioned from polished tungsten, they fired a variety of simple, high-powered ballistic rounds. They were lethal, brutal and utterly lovely.

19 comments:

  1. I like a woman who loves her guns :D

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  2. I saw you posted yours early, but I refrained from commenting until today. ;)

    This was a great part, especially knowing what Sigrid takes as a bigger trophy later!

    I miss the girls....

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  3. I do the same thing (peek early). It's like xmas - peeking through the wrapping at the presents.

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  4. Ack! Get our hopes up for more WIP-pings, and go back to the first book? :-P

    Loved this scene in the book...taking the spoils of battle is one of the time-honored traditions!

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  5. I know. It's terrible (not having any WiPpy stuff). I spent the week tearing stuff apart and rearranging. It was too much in shambles. Lol

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  6. Wonderful snippet, and especially loved that last line!

    You'll have to post your WIP snippet next week. ;-)

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  7. And I thought diamonds were a girl’s best friend. Even if this prop doesn’t surface again it was a nice touch and good detail.

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  8. Your snippet was really good. It was so easy for me to picture the scene and the guns in my mind. Pretty cool. I am looking forward to more.

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  9. I liked this part of the book. Like T.M. said, collecting war spoils is a time honoured tradition! Good stuff, now get back to the WIPs!

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  11. I've got two other WiPs going, but they're in silly script-format :(

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  12. I loved this scene. I love Sigrid. All girls are distracted by shiny baubles, some are deadlier than others. :) I blame you and Sigrid for my inability to get to bed in a timely fashion this week!

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  13. I love this whole scene, before, during, and after the snippet! It really brought home for me just how awesome Sigrid is. I think I'm in love.

    Okay, I forgive you for not posting something from the new book.

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    1. I'll try not to be so wishy-washy next week

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  14. This one definitely likes her firearms :-)

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    1. She also likes hot tea on rainy days, walks on the beach with a friend, puppies - oh, and well-executed roundhouse kicks to the kidneys.

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  15. Thanks to everyone who contributed and stopped by, making this another fun filled SFFSat! :)

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  16. Sounds like she's in love - I think the captain just lost his firearms. :)

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