15 March 2013

SFFS: Bring on the Natives (Another FALLEN Snippet)

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This week, I'm continuing on with last week's snippet. from FALLEN. The natives are restless (or at least standing outside his ship)...

Ultimately, I couldn’t bring myself to harm anyone who wasn’t out to do the same, or usually worse, to me. I needed to clear these folks out of the area.

“Are they armed with weapons?”

“It is unknown whether the items they’re carrying are tools or weapons. They’re handheld and not energy-based.”

I wasn’t about to take any chances, so went straight for the secret compartment under my cot. Rather than stick with my old, trusty Mark II blaster, I decided to pick up my disintegrator cannon. I planned on giving them a proper demonstration on why they needed to vacate the area as soon as possible.

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  1. Speak softly and carry a hulking disintegrator cannon - I think that's how the saying goes.

  2. "No! Not the disintegrator cannon! What are you thinking?! I have a wife and kids!"


    "Goodbye, cruel world!"

  3. The last section is stellar. The last sentence made me re-read the entire snippet. I love his tone and concerns, but his solution brought it home. Awesome. I'm with Cary.

  4. Somebody's gettin' disintegrated! Fun snippet and great character. Looking forward to reading more.

  5. Oh no!! Not the disintegrator cannon! Those things are nasty. Exciting!

  6. Disintegrator cannons are nasty, that's for sure. Let's just hope that he doesn't go overboard with his "demonstration."

    And I have to go with Cary as well...that's exactly how I remember the saying.

  7. I planned on giving them a proper demonstration on why they needed to vacate the area as soon as possible.

    Hah! Love it. I'm hoping he's demonstrating on something non living, though!

  8. Yeah, but does he speak the language enough to tell them this is just a demonstration, and not an attack?

  9. One never knows for sure with Aston, but one can guess... ;-)

    As for the language, I'm sure the power from a disintegrator cannon is going to make its impact, regardless of how it's interpreted. :-)

  10. Dammit! I knew I shoulda bought that antidisintegrator suit when Galactimart had it on sale!

    Too late now?

  11. Hmmm...I've never really considered what a person could wear to counteract it...but I think if they were wearing an all-metal (and thick) body armor, they might have a better chance than most. It does work on a principle of destroying organic material...unfortunately, you might not be able to move while wearing the armor......

  12. HAHA! Aston's awesome. And I enjoyed how he has a secret compartment underneath his cot. :-P


  13. It's actually been brought up a few times in his stories and novels. You never know when it will come in handy, especially when you need to hide things from people searching your ship. ;-)


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