Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday: Old Wounds #9


Is it Saturday all ready? That means 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.

It’s been an eventful week for me. If you didn’t see my Wednesday post, I accepted an offer of representation from Jennifer Udden of the Donald Maass Agency. I’m still kind of in shock. And thrilled! But in shock. She’ll also be representing the other me, who writes steamier books.

We’ll be working on getting a fantasy novel called Duty to the Crown ready for submission. Old Wounds, the short story I’ve been posting snippets from, is set in the same world, with some of the same characters. So I’m not sure what will happen to this piece in the future…only time will tell!

But for the time being, here’s another snippet from Old Wounds. This is the ninth part. You can find the other parts here.

When we left Master Sorne, her mysterious guest complained that he didn’t have time for an appointment. She noted that she didn’t either.

Silence, but for Dilan’s gasps for air. She sighed. “What do you want, then?”

“I need to break into the Palace—”


The stranger parted his lips in shock, then pressed the gun harder into Dilan’s skull. “I don’t think you understand what I’m willing to do…”

Dilan closed his eyes. He knew, of course.

…and that’s it until next week!

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14 thoughts on “Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday: Old Wounds #9

  1. Wow! Grats on the representation. You deserve it. I’m still pulling for this story (but looking forward to the fantasy).

    • Thanks! I’m going to continue posting this until the chapter is over. 🙂

  2. Congrats to you!!! Wow, youngsters be on several clouds right now. I wish you the best!
    And, ohhhh! Exciting snippet. Poor Dilan…

  3. Congratulations. And that kind of threat definitely puts me against the “guest.”

  4. Tense. And fantastic dialogue. I’m a fan of this story. Congratulations on reforestation! That’s awesome! 😀 Whoo!

  5. Good tension. Also, congratz!

  6. CONGRATS! And another great snippet! Albeit seemed waaaay too short. I want my tenth sentence! 😉

    • Thanks!

      The 10th sentence was part of dialogue I couldn’t break. 🙂 alas.

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