Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday


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 another few lines from a work in progress called Herald (at the moment). Eventually, the project be a fantasy loosely based on the Hundred Years War, but it’s in the very early draft stages.

Previous Snippets:

When we last left Denis, he figured he hadn’t much time left to live. He knows his prince won’t ransom him. And he stands before the enemy king, who somehow knows exactly who Denis is.

Denis de Mont, Soleil d’Or Herald, straightened to his full height. “I will speak his name, Sire, if you wish it.”

“I wish it.” The king stepped closer to the body, closer to Denis. “He was Robert Smith of Hunting.”

No title. Denis knelt once more before the dead man, this time he reached through aether to touch the Rampant Dragon Herald’s book. A peal like that of a bell rang through Denis’s mind and the book opened its pages to him. He striped off his glove, touched the icy hard flesh of the dead, and spoke in Angth. “Robert Smith of Hunting, killed on the fields of Varlane this ninth day of Setun’s month, be remembered.”

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21 thoughts on “Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday

  1. Interesting snippet. I may have missed something when I was out last week, so guess I need to head back and take a look…

  2. I love the world you’ve created. I really want to see how this unfolds.

  3. Sign of a brave, committed man – he may believe he is doomed, but he still carries out the task for the good of the soul of the man before him. I really like the atmosphere you bring out in this.

  4. You set an imposing mood very quickly and say a lot about the character through his dialogue.

  5. Wow. What a powerful scene. I agree with JC, you’ve created an interesting world!

  6. Very interesting! The idea of recording the names of the dead in such a manner is quite intriguing to me. I’m left wondering what is accomplished by doing so (e.g.: preservation of the soul, possible future communication with specific dead, etc.).

  7. Honoring the dead seems to be one of humankind’s oldest instincts.

  8. Oh, Jarn’s here. I thought I signed up, but I guess not.

  9. Intriguing.Would like to read more of this,

  10. I second JC. There’s such a tension in knowing who these two men are and to see then interact so…cavalier about it. Just fantastic.

  11. Thanks very much. πŸ™‚

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  13. Interesting talent the herald has there.

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