27 September 2013

SFFS: A Snippet From "Bait and Switch"

It's been quite a while since I've put up a snippet...but at least I've not come back empty-handed. And as always, never say never. I proclaimed a long time ago that a story I wrote would never see the light of day. But as with all things, opinions change, and my short story "Adrift" has been released as part of my latest Triple-Shot collection. But don't get too excited, for I'm going to be bringing out a snippet from another of the stories. You've already seen snippets from "Downtrodden" in the past, so I'll bring out a few sentences from the third of the stories in this installment, "Bait and Switch." Enjoy, and of course, if you like this snippet, head on over to my Collections page to check out the latest Triple-Shot. And of course, be sure to check out all of the wonderful authors on the Science Fiction Fantasy Saturdayblogroll.


As a setup for this snippet, Aston has come across a derelict freighter, or at least he thought so...

She obeyed immediately, and I felt thrusters firing as the ship moved toward the left edge of the screen.

Jeanie caught me off-guard. “Incoming transmission.”

“From where?”

“The derelict appears to have an occupant after all.”

This didn’t set right with me in the least. “Set a course, anywhere outside of this system.”

“Are you going to respond to their communication?”

My gut was telling me not to, but I’d experienced cold shoulders out here in the depths of space before, when I truly needed help. “Put it through.”

I don't know...I've known Aston a long time, and that gut of his usually has this knack for keeping him out of trouble. What do you expect, with all that Vladirian liquor he feeds it? So, in the meantime, be sure to check out the entire Triple-Shot #3 (and the other two installments of three stories if you haven't already) over on my Collections page.