Friday, 28 June 2013

SFFSat - June 29

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.

Still torturing you my pantsing rambles...and still untitled.
A little preamble for those who don't know: Two characters on an old 'ship' (undecided if to make it a space ship or a ship-ship) that looked like it originated from the 1960s. One sees a 'dinosaur', almost poops his pants, then both characters make a run for it...
You can catch the previous ones:
Part 1: here.
Part 2: here.

And now for this week...they've just dived for cover, trying to hide from the hideous creature.


As we came to a stop, under a console, I heard the first thundering sound of something heavy and solid stomping the metal grate floor. The vibrations ricocheted around my innards and made me bounce off the floor to its rhythm. A small squeak escaped from me. I looked up from my prone position.
 Dinosaur!
Lots of blood drained from my head and limbs, and my muscle mass melted. I might as well have turned to not-quite-set jelly.
“Ohh…” was all I managed to croak.

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Cheers!

18 comments:

  1. Maybe this will turn out to be one of those friendly, but misunderstood, dinosaurs? Looking forward to seeing the mystery unfold.

    I like the idea of a ship-ship. We need more stories set at sea. I'm trying to figure out how I can work a sea-ship into TGfA.

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    1. Yeh, you know! I was thinking that too. Like a tanker or cruise ship or something... I like this idea...

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  2. I love this story so much! Jurassic Park in space? How could you not?

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    1. Thanks!! I'm really having fun with this too.

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  3. As long as it's not a purple dinosaur that breaks into song... ;-)

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    1. Oh, for sure...definitely not! That purple dinosaur give me the heebie-jeebies!

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  4. I'm picturing the T-Rex from Meet the Robinsons. "I have a big head and little arms. I don't think you thought this plan out very well." ;)

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  5. I expect nothing less than to keep the absurdity at the premium octane level with the dinosaur. Can't wait to see where you go with it. Maybe yours can sing show tunes - like the frog from the old Looney Tunes. "Hello, my darlin...." I'm not sure where I stand on the space ship / sea ship issue - both have potential - have fun with it. I'm certainly enjoying the ride.

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    1. Thanks! Still mulling over the possibilities!!

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  6. I'm not sure how you even begin to get away from a dinosaur. Perhaps hiding and running between hiding places? I love your description of terror. These characters are still much braver than me as I'm sure I'd have lost bowel control. Haha. I'm classy. Anyway, love the continuing action.

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    1. Hahaha! That's funny! But you and me both. We'd need diapers for sure!

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  7. Dinosaurs on sea in space??? That calls for a blockbuster movie, I think! Very interesting. My curiosity is peaked!

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    1. You think? Hee!!! Blockbuster!! Thanks!

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    1. Hmm. Good question....! Stay tuned. ;)

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  9. I would turn to jelly too. May your pantsing continue for many snippets to come. Great stuff!

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  10. Great Snippet! There's just enough detail that I can visualize the scene and it doesn't slow the pace or subtract from the tension. I can't wait to find out what happens next.

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