Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday

I thought I’d give Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday a try.

SFF Saturday is a group of authors who post snippets of SFF prose and poetry for comment. You can check out other SFF Saturday posts, too.

My snippet is the opening lines ofย  a work in progress simply called Herald at this point. It’s the very beginning of an idea; more of a sketch than anything else. Eventually, the project be a fantasy loosely based on the Hundred Years War. However, I have far more research to do, first…

But this is one of those projects and characters that lingers in the back of my mind… so I thought I’d shake it out into the light a bit.

Whispers of names filled the air and tinged the sky gray in the afternoon sun. Denis de Mont combed the battlefield, his voice, his magic, adding to the haze above. He counted the dead. Set down a record of those whose names mattered.

Those who mattered. The prince’s words twisted like a blade in Denis’s heart. Their honored dead. Counts and barons. Landed nobles. Knights. Those names found their way to the Soleil d’Or Herald’s tent and twined themselves into ink and onto the pages of the Record of the Dead, written in the hand of the one who spoke their name.

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25 thoughts on “Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday

  1. Good stuff…enjoyed it.
    Welcome to the SFFS crew!

  2. Very cool magic, Ann!

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Heidi

    • Thanks, Heidi!

      I’m still working out all the particulars of the magic, but that’s part of the fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Intriguing! I enjoyed it!

  4. S.A. Check

    Great setup, I like where you bring us in and introducing a character walking through the aftermath of a battle.

  5. After reading your snippet, I’m left wondering which direction the story will go. Good stuff! Looking forward to more.

  6. I enjoyed this…and I’m eager to read more!! Don’t stop, keep at it!!

  7. And the nameless soldiers are just — forgotten?

  8. I enjoyed your snippet. I wanted to know the what, why, and who of the battle.

  9. Nice snippet! You know he’s thinking about those who don’t matter, but should.

  10. Good little hook and a nice snippet. Welcome to SFFS btw ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Very captivating! I look forward to reading more!

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