08 June 2012

SFFS: A Snippet From THE BLOOD THAT BINDS

Welcome to another installment of Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday on the blog. Being away from my normal digs this weekend, I'll try and get around to comment when I can. Thanks for all the feedback you give on my snippets, but be sure to go visit all of the other writers through the SFFS link above as well.

Still been running a little weak on new material, but I was able to dig back into the WIP files and found an old Aston West novel that never went anywhere. I have been silently contemplating turning it into another of my novellas, along the line of Seeker. As a little setup for this snippet, from the opening chapter, Aston has just woken up in a bed he doesn't recognize, and finds himself in the company of a woman (sans clothing...who says his luck and timing are always bad?). Again, all the usual warnings about first draft material, but here's a snippet from the (title still in progress) Aston West piece, The Blood That Binds:

She walked towards the bed, skin glistening while her hips swayed with each step. I concentrated on her face, where it would be easier to maintain a conversation, as her frazzled hair started to move in rhythm with the fan above.

I needed answers, and prodded, “Who are you?”

Her forehead crinkled with puzzlement as she sat down, then a look of playfulness came upon her. “Baby, after last night, I’ll be anyone you want me to be.”

She started to run a slender finger down my chest. I gripped her wrist before she traveled too far.

My voice was stern. “What happened last night? I don’t remember a thing.”

Hope you enjoyed it, and again, I always enjoy your comments!