Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday: Old Wounds #12

Another Saturday has arrived! 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.

I’m at WisCon this weekend, so I’m in beautiful Madison, Wisconson, soaking up the sites, the panels, and the companionship.

So while I’m running to and fro and staying up waaaay too late, here’s another snippet from Old Wounds! This is the twelfth part. You can find the other parts here.

When we left Master Sorne, her mysterious guest has finally lowered his gun.

Sorne moved with care. The gun, while not aimed at Dilan’s head, was still cocked. One slip of his finger and the damn thing would go off. “Please put that down.”

The man looked at the weapon, then placed it on a nearby counter, its muzzle pointing toward the wall. Tension eased between Sorne’s shoulder blades and she lowered her arms. “Dilan, get out of here, but don’t tell anyone what has happened.”


She snorted. “If he’s being watched and you tattle, what do you think happens to the girl?”

Ah, Sorne. She’s clever. Or experienced. Which do you think?


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17 thoughts on “Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday: Old Wounds #12

  1. I think Sorne is both experienced and clever – a dangerous combination. Always thinking ahead. You’ve set this up very nicely – looking forward to seeing where it goes. Have fun in Wisconsin!

    • Thanks. 🙂 I had a good time.

      She can’t help but think ahead… seen too many things.

  2. Clever and experienced, most definitely. I trust Sorne to handle the situation properly.

  3. Opening volley solved….now we’ll see what the real negotiation’s about. 🙂 Bravo, Sorne!

  4. Good thinking by Sorne. She’s very calm, and it shows.

  5. I woud have hoped Dilan could surmise that himself, but it can’t hurt to impress upon him how important his silence us. Sorne is so…in control. Calculating, but considerate. Makes for a fantastic character to read.

    • Dilan’s a little shook up. He’s not exactly used to being held at gunpoint…

  6. Sorne seems to have everything well in hand…or is it all a facade?

  7. I think she’s a little too nice 😛 I would’ve tied him to a chair or something and then talked. He pointed a weapon at her after all.

    Great snippet!

  8. Interesting situation, sounds like quite an impasse!

  9. Could be.

  10. Sorne is a cool one. I like her.

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