15 June 2012

SFFS: A Snippet From "Supply and Demand"

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.

Finally got back into the swing of some new material this past week (while traveling), so decided to post up some more first draft material from one of the short stories I'm currently working. Aston is back, in the preliminarily-titled "Supply and Demand" Again, all the usual warnings about first draft material, but here's the snippet:

“This is our last load of equipment,” Jeanie reminded me. “Do we have a destination following this, so I can prepare our flight plan?”

There was something to be said about having steady, repetitive income like I had been recently. On the flip side, I remembered why it was I’d gotten out of the scheduled cargo ship pilot business so long ago in the first place. The monotony of it all nearly had me yanking my hair out.

A thick, green line shot across the viewscreen past us, moments before I was thrown against my seat as we jolted off to one side. A curse flew from my lips, before I called out, “Jeanie, status!”

“An energy pulse originating from the planet narrowly missed us. It appears someone is attacking us.”

So much for monotony.

Hope you enjoyed it, and again, I always enjoy your comments! And here's hoping I finish this one before long so I can get it out for publication.