25 November 2011

SFFS: An Excerpt from "Shadow World"

After taking a week off, I'm back again with another excerpt for this week's Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. I'm once again digging into the first draft barrel, with a little short story I'm hoping to sneak into a future installment of the Triple-Shots (and if you don't know what that is, head on over and check out the first one). All of the warnings about first draft material aside, hope you enjoy this excerpt from my Aston West short story (tentatively titled) "Shadow World":

The central figure of the three stepped forward and called out, “You brought the goods?”

“Sure did.”

“Show us."

Salty sweat covered my lips as I responded, “Show me the money first.”

He grimaced, which made me think things were about to go south. I glanced back at my ship, doubtful that even sprinting, I’d make it without getting shot.

His voice caught my attention once more. “We figured you might be a bit more distrusting, once we got word about your dealings with Angelika.”

I froze at the name of a blue-skinned black marketer, the same profession these three presumably were. Her double-crosses had been countered by my own, more than a few times.

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