Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday: Old Wounds #8


Well, look at that! 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.

I’ll be in the garden today, pulling weeds out of beds and cutting the grass and generally getting my hands covered in dirt. But before I venture out, I want to give you another snippet from a short story I wrote called Old Wounds. This is the eighth part. You can find the other parts here.

When we left Master Sorne, her mysterious guest looked insulted at her insinuation that he was there to rob her.

“I’m not here for your money. I want to speak to you.”

She pushed down her growing anger, but not before some of it slipped out. “Courtesy calls for making an appointment, sirrah. Not placing a gun to the head of my apprentice.”

Dilan turned paler, quite a feat, given the deep bronze of his complexion. The young man would faint or pass out soon, she expected.

The man’s face hardened. “I don’t have time for appointments.”

“Neither do I,” she said.

Aaaand, yes, that’s really ten sentences.

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15 thoughts on “Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday: Old Wounds #8

  1. I hate appointments! You sure are keeping us on tenterhooks, waiting to see what this dude wants! Can’t wait to read the next snippet…

  2. It would seem they’re at an impasse, then…good snippet.

  3. I love Sorne. Where can I go to purchase the rest of this? I looked on Amazon, but didn’t find 😦

    • I answered on your blog. Short version is that it’s not published at this time. But I’m glad you love it!

  4. I’ll be spending the day out in the yard too–first Saturday the sun will be out and the air warm enough! So I hear you. *mutters* Spring’s coming early this year…why do we let rodents predict the weather?
    And I’m waiting with bated breath for the reveal here…

    • This time last year, my irises had bloomed. I don’t even have stalks at this point!

  5. Doesn’t sound a very friendly way of making an appointment. And with 20″ of snow still on my garden, I’m not going to be planting the herbs I bought yesterday very soon. Normally I’d figure on putting the mints, at least, out days to harden by now.

  6. Grabbing somebody by the neck is a strange way to open a conversation, which also applies to somebody else’s snippet this week. (*cough* Leslie Starr O’Hara *cough*) I’d love to see how this turns out.

  7. lol! Thank you for those 10 sentences. 🙂

    Enjoyed the snippet! As usual!

  8. That can’t be 10 sentences! Lol. I can’t wait to know what happens next.

    Courtesy always calls for an appointment 😉

    Btw, thanks for buying my book!

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