27 April 2012

SFFS: A Snippet From THE DESTROYER

Welcome to yet another installment of Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday here on the blog (and be sure to go visit all of the other SFFS writers through that link and read even more tales).

Today, I'm going to take a little stroll...I had a nugget of a novel (which I've tentatively entitled The Destroyer) come into my head the other day while I was mowing the lawn, and started putting down words on the page. It's far darker than most of my Aston tales, and who knows if it'll go anywhere? There's a basis for where this idea came from, I think, and perhaps one of these days, I'll share it in another blog post. Hope you enjoy this tidbit from the end of the initial chapter (with the usual disclaimers about being first draft material and whatnot), and I always look forward to everyone's comments:

Unfortunately, there are those souls which despite everything, closely follow the Creator’s commands, seek his guidance, and beg for His forgiveness with a penitent heart. If only all of His creation did the same, perhaps the rest of the Earth wouldn’t have gotten itself into such a mess.

Sadly, these souls run in direct conflict with the world, as He predicted over and over again. The world wishes to do harm to those who follow the Creator, and some individuals even do so in a direct manner, conducting unspeakable acts of aggression against the Creator’s elect.

That’s where I come in.

In all of the efforts over the millennium to water down the Creator, everyone has ceased believing His own proclamations about being vengeful. The love He has for his Creation, as well as the promises he’s made in the more recent past, prevents Him from doing anything directly against humanity. They disobey, and openly defy his wishes, and He does nothing to stop them. He has a special place in His heart for those who love him back, and when there are those who carry out misdeeds against them, I’m called upon to carry out my duty. I’ve been called many names, but the most prominent of all was the Destroyer...

And the only thing that can ever hold me back from exacting the Creator’s vengeance is the Creator Himself.

Well, for what it's worth, I wouldn't want to cross this dude either...and as mentioned, it's a bit darker. I'm not sure what direction the plot is going to take just yet (trying out this whole "writing by the seat of my pants" thing), so we'll just have to wait and see. Thanks to everyone for all the posted comments every week!