23 March 2012

SFFS: A Snippet From "Hidden From View"

Welcome to another installment of Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday here on the blog (and make sure to go visit all of the other SFFS writers through that link). Being as how I'm not yet ready to spring anything from my WIP novel Resurrection on the public yet, but I still feel like WIP-ping a few folks out there in the cyber-lands, I'm going to present this small snippet from my in-process story "Hidden From View" featuring one of my favorite bit characters from the Aston West Universe, Rachel Caine (with all of the usual disclaimers about this being first draft material):

In all the time I’d been working with Rachel Caine, I couldn’t remember her in anything less than a pleasant mood. So, when I sat in the cushioned bench seat across from her and saw her chocolate-colored brow all furrowed, and the frown upon her lips, it set me back.

“Something wrong?” I asked.

Her normally glimmering brown eyes penetrated deep into me, and her voice was curt, furthering the confusion on my part. “You could say that.”

It didn’t take much on my part to make a connection. “You called me here to fix it, I’m guessing.”

If you enjoyed this, since "Hidden From View" is not yet available to read in full, be sure to check out Rachel Caine's first appearance in "Conventional Wisdom", one of the stories from my Dead or Alive collection!