Friday, 4 January 2013

SFFSat - Jan 05


Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday (SFFSat) is a place where a bunch of us post snippets from our written works and also shoot the breeze a little. And before I get ahead of myself, thanks and appreciation as always to those who stop by and leave fantastic comments.

To Catch A Marlin
is available in Ebook and
Paperback from Amazon

Happy New Year and welcome back to another long year of SFFSat snippets!

Today, I have the very first opening lines of my new WIP for the To Catch A Marlin series. This is a short story with the working title of The Devil Inside.

To Catch A Marlin is a futuristic cat and mouse tale involving Special Inspector Pedroni and the vigilante Jax Marlin, who just happens to be a super sexy woman with ninja skills.

In this scene, the story continues from her last 'adventure,' where things didn't go quite as she planned (The Necromancer of the Avon), and she's having a bit of a...well...venting episode in the form of a wee killing spree. Don't worry, it's just a passing phase...


            Dead man’s punch!
Jax Marlin pivoted her body like a matador, her right elbow raised high over her head just before she delivered a powerful blow into the man’s chest.
Like a bull grunting, the man let out a gust of air, crumpling inwards then he teetered sideways, falling heavily on his side. Jax imagined his heart fibrillating from the trauma, his system would soon go into shock. Leaning over him, she drew her arm back, poised to hit him again in case the first blow didn't take.
She waited.
Red-faced, his eyes rolled up into his head as his breath came out in strained gasps.
“You will die,” Jax stated calmly. “No one is coming to save you. No one wants to save you.”


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20 comments:

  1. Jax has no mercy for those that don't deserve it anyway, does she?

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    1. Nope. Plus she's feeling a bit testy of late. ;P

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  2. Jax Marlin is one kick-ass heroine!

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  3. I LOVE the last line. Great fight scene. I like Jax already.

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed. Yep, Jax has that affect on people. :)

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  4. She heart punched him to death. Remind me not to annoy Jax. Ever.

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    1. Haha!! I'll remind you for sure!!

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    1. He kinda, sorta, enjoys killing women for uh...pleasure. ;P

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  6. Chilling last line. I love the technicality of the fight itself. 2 Thumbs up

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  7. Whoa, amazing action description and action. I read it multiple times. Loved it each time. Fantastic.

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    1. Thanks, JM. Admittedly, writing about Jax is fun. Very cathartic!

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  8. Ooo... That's cold, Jax. Of course, he deserves whatever he's getting.

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  9. Ouch!

    Great action snippet. I wonder what he did to piss Jax off?

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  10. Thanks! Oh, he did plenty to piss Jax off. :P

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