21 September 2012

SFFS: Blood and Gohr (A "Genesis" Snippet)

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.

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,catch the story so far.

A little trivia is in order. Those who've read my novels, in particular Friends in Deed, may have faintly recognized the group of beasts at the table when they were first mentioned several weeks ago (and if not, today's snippet will hopefully dredge up those memories). These were the first inklings of what eventually became the Gohr species. But enough reminiscing of old times, the boys and Gabriel just got interrupted by one...and the Gohr don't like to be pre-empted, not even by their own creator:
I glanced up at the grotesque face above us. Mighty fangs hung from the upper half of the beast’s long, broad snout, while yellowish saliva dripped down to the tabletop in long hanging strings. He snarled, “I knew you couldn’t keep it hidden forever.”

Gabriel waved him off. “This is none of your concern, Azrael.”

“The hell it isn’t…” Azrael bellowed pale steam out his nostrils. His eyes flickered red in the candlelight. “This money belonged to my brother, and since he’s dead, I plan on staking my claim to it.” A long, deep snarl pushed his point closer to home.

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


  1. I can really sense the rage coming off of this creature. He's made all the more terrifying by bring sentient. And yet Gabriel is so nonchalant! Loved the contrast.

  2. I love how nothing ever goes smoothly in your writing. You really do craft conflict and plot reversal well.

  3. I love the description of the beast, especially the disgusting yellow drool. It's awesome! Thanks for sharing.

    Keep writing and I'll keep reading!

  4. Fascinating names: Azrael the Archangel of death, and Gabriel the archangel of Mercy. Intentional?

  5. By the way, I've noticed your blog has a rotation of several book covers, mostly yours and other SFF authors. Any way of getting my books on the rotation?

  6. Very graphic and well-envisioned. I enjoyed it!

  7. JM, the Gohr are notorious for their short temper and fits of rage. I strongly urge you to pick up Friends in Deed if you haven't already... ;-)

    JC, if things went smooth, there would never be any excitement. :-)

    Nicole, keep reading and I'll have to keep writing. ;-D

    Sue Ann, I can certainly add it to the widget, as long as Amazon Associates can get a link to it (I had a problem with one of my own books not wanting to be found in their search function, which I thought was highly odd). I do highly encourage everyone to check out those books over there. SFFS has been a great place for me to find new authors, but I found some of those others through my other haunts...

  8. Should be on there now...there are about 25 books on the rotation, though, so sometimes it takes a while to cycle through...

    As for the names, they were definitely chosen for a purpose. ;-)


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