24 August 2012

SFFS: The Vision Foretold (a snippet from "Genesis")

Welcome to another installment of Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday on the blog. 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.

As mentioned last week, I'm slowly bringing out snippets from "Genesis," a story that I'd written long ago. So, if you didn't catch the previous snippets, here are a few links to get you back up to speed.

Snippet 1
Snippet 2
Snippet 3
Snippet 4
Snippet 5
Snippet 6 

Colin and Duff have just been told they're going on a journey they didn't even know about. Check out the continuing sage in today's snippet:
I pounded my fists on the table. “No, we aren’t going anywhere!”

The stranger was insistent. “The vision has foretold…”

I held up my hand to stop him. “Listen, friend…”

“Gabriel Peters,” he corrected.

“I’m sure you mean well, but even if this vision of yours has merit, we can’t take you, or anyone, even as far as the upper atmosphere.”

“But the vision was very specific that I would find a pair of travelers from a foreign land who would take me on my journey. You’re the first aliens I’ve seen here since I had the vision.”

Be sure to come back next week for yet another installment. Again, I always enjoy your comments!


  1. Well if he's had a vision then it muct be true :) Great snippet.

  2. He certainly believes so...thanks for stopping by! :-)

  3. This Gabriel Peters is an insistent guy, um, alien, um... :)

    I got caught up on all the other snippets, too! Looking forward to all of "Genesis!"

    :) Heidi

  4. He had a vision of them?! *throws hands in air* It's all over, dude! No point in arguing anymore. Just make sure he buys you some fuel first.

    This is getting better and better. Good stuff!

  5. He could just be lying about the vision, though.

    Great snippet!

  6. Question is, does he have any money? Or fuel?

  7. Oh, I think he's definitely had a vision...at least so he thinks, anyway.

    Thanks for stopping by, all!

  8. Can't argue with a zealot on a vision quest.

  9. Not usually a good idea...that's for sure.

  10. Love that we're finally getting the backstory on this request. Or demand rather. His vision doesn't sound very specific, though. So I wouldn't be convinced yet, either. Looking forward to next week!

  11. I have this feeling it will take a lot to convince these guys... ;-)


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