09 November 2012

The End? ("Genesis" Continues)

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

Gabriel sure does have a way of being emotionless when it comes to fending off a Gohr attack. Let's find out how Colin reacts in today's excerpt:
I looked at him in disbelief, then down at the immobile beast.

“It would be best to begin the journey now.” He handed the satchel over to me, and smiled. “If you would lead the way to your ship…”

I stepped past the fallen Azrael, who cursed at us with fleeting breath and a harsh, raised whisper. “You shall all taste the cold steel of my blade, and die by my hand! I vow it on my brother’s grave!” He cringed, but I hurried my pace nonetheless, back out into the cold winter blast. Rief would soon be a memory, though I feared we had not seen the last of Azrael, nor of the death threat on our heads.
Well, that could be the end of the story...but here's the thing. When I'd first written this story, I ended it right here. However, when I sent it through beta readers, some wanted a little more closure (even though I'd intended this to be the first of a series). I do have a second scene ready in the wings...but wanted to hear your thoughts (and to see if folks actually read anything more than the except). So, let me know your thoughts. Do you think the story is finished? Should I bring out the final scene?

Again, I always enjoy your comments!