01 February 2013

SFFS: A Snippet from FALLEN

Welcome back to yet another installment of Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday here on the blog. Thanks for all the feedback you give on my snippets, and be sure to go visit all of the other writers through the SFFS link above as well.

I'm working through a first draft on a brand new novella, which I'm currently labeling FALLEN (thanks to JC Cassels for the assist on naming). Ol' Aston is going to have his hands full in this one, and it starts off from the very beginning, when he's facing off against a pirate vessel coming in fast...enjoy!
“Whoever you are, I hate to disappoint you, but I’m not carrying any cargo.”

“They’ve entered weapons range.”

Still no response, and I began to wonder what the problem was. Just before I had Jeanie set an escape route, and take us to hyperspeed, a window finally opened at the side of my forward viewscreen.

And it was at that very moment I realized that poor timing had nothing to do with it.

“Jaysen Ro,” I muttered.

I’d thought I’d seen the last of those haunting eyes, blue lenses that filled both sockets, when I’d turned him in for stealing an obscene amount of money from a casino transport. The fact that I’d had the money first really hadn’t been a problem.

“Miss me?” He grumbled, finishing with a snarl.

If you're a fan of Aston, I hope you recognize where he met up with this villain before...and if you can't wait for this one to show up for sale, be sure to check out all of my other novels and novellas.