Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday


Happy New Year!! One of my goals this year is to make significant strides in the WIP I’ve been posting here, partly because of posting here, so thank you!

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 saw Denis and the enemy King of Angth, the king had not yet killed Dennis. Hurrah! Denis asks for time to finish his task and the king informs him that he’s also sent his herald to name the dead, along with one of the captives he holds.

The Duke of Anjay had been taken captive as well. He, out of all of those taken, would know the names of the ignoble dead. Denis turned, too quickly, for the guard’s blades came flashing toward him. Denis’s heart leapt to his throat.

Only the Red King’s raised hand stopped the swords from touching Denis.

“Do have a care. I need you alive and unharmed.” A faint smile parted the king’s lips, then disappeared.

Denis stepped back, more from the threat laced into the king’s statement than from the naked steel hovering nearby.

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22 thoughts on “Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday

  1. Ooh, alive for what? Poor Denis is in a pickle!

  2. The plot thickens! Makes one wonder what the old Red King wants with him.

  3. Oh no! And then what?? Exciting.

  4. Sounds like he’s in for a world of trouble. Definitely leaves me wanting more.

  5. I’m intrigued by this “naming the dead” concept.

    • It’s an interesting thing. We’ll see more of that soon (well, as soon as I can, given I’m only posting 10 sentences at a time.)

  6. Fascinating world.

  7. What can the Red King’s plans be for Denis? Exciting and chilling. Still as intriguing. Very much enjoyed.

  8. Great tension, Ann, especially the subtle threat of the king’s voice overshadowing the danger of drawn swords.

    🙂 Heidi

  9. Great scene – love the energy!

  10. Oh, and sorry for missing your snippet on Saturday. My bad.

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog on Saturday and sorry for taking so long to check out yours. I do love a bit of sword play.

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