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.
When we last saw Denis and the enemy King of Angth, Denis had just stood up a little to fast and it a little too close to the king. The king’s companions were not happy and draw their weapons.
Denis ignored the naked blades. “Too many names.” He looked across the field. “And not enough.” Blinking back the sudden moisture, he kept his gaze on the battlefield. “Grant me leave to continue, Sire. There aren’t enough of us, I fear, to finish before sunset.”
“I’ve set my Herald to the task. The Duke of Anjay follows to name those William does not know.”
Whew! Still standing and not bleeding out from being sliced up by the king’s guards. Sounds like a win to me.