Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday: Old Wounds #2


It’s time for another SFF Saturday Snippet! What’s SFF Saturday? It’s a group of authors who post snippets of SFF prose and poetry for comment. You can check out other SFF Saturday posts, too.

For the next couple of weeks, I’ll be giving you snippets from a short story I wrote called Old Wounds. This is the second part. You can find the first part here.

When we left Master Sorne, she’d just been interrupted by her apprentice, and there’s too much fear in his voice.

Oh damn. She pulled off her jeweler’s loop and picked up her sword. “Yes?”  She used her best ill-tempered voice.

“There’s a gentleman here to see you.”

Only one? She slipped her sword free from its scabbard. “Send him away. I’m busy.”

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16 thoughts on “Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday: Old Wounds #2

  1. Heh…only one? 🙂

    Fun excerpt. I was going to say it was a short one, but then I realized it almost reached the limit…wow.

    • Heh. Short sentences.

      Also, it was a good place to break. Had I included the next two line, next week’s snippet would make less sense!

  2. I gather she’s not expecting a ‘gentleman caller.’

  3. Some hear fear in her voice. I hear disappointment.

  4. Great snippet. Gotta always have your sword in the ready (now where did I put mine?). Love her cool and collected manner.

  5. well chosen words to describe your character through action and setting. Looking forward to the exchange with her visitor.

  6. Obviously more than a jeweler. (BTW, I think it’s jeweler’s loupe, not loop, though they’re both pronounced the same.)

    • She has, as they say, a past.

      And yeah, it should be loupe. Homophones always snag me up…

  7. She’s ready for whatever is coming and my interest is more than piqued considering she expected more than one person. And she expected them to be a threat. What exactly is she involved in? Great questions brought up by this snippet.

  8. Wow, at first glance, that did seem way too short. I felt gypped… Then I counted, lol.

    “Only one?” Ha!

    Looking forward to the next snippet!!!

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