Friday, 5 July 2013

SFFSart - July 06

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.
Part 3: here.

And now for this week...after diving for cover, our heroine has but a brief moment to survey the threat...

Why was I spewing out grade school science stuff?
It reared back its head, as if to chomp down on us. It inhaled instead, its mouth cracked open wider and sucked in a phlegmy rasp.
So many teeth!
“We should…we should run. Now!” I jabbed my elbow into Mason, scuttling backwards with my eyes riveted to the creature.
It brought its head down and on an ear-shattering roar, a blast of fire spewed from its mouth.

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  1. Wow, I didn't think the situation could get any worse for them, but it did! Nice one.

  2. Twist!

    And, hey. Don't worry about titles. I usually keep changing that right up until publishing time.

    1. Yep, twist!!
      Funny enough, I'm not really worried about a title. I'm just having fun writing this.

  3. Holy crap! Didn't see that one coming. Nice job!

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  5. Well, that was unexpected. Let's hope whatever type of ship they're on isn't flammable, or at least had fire extinguishers, or at least least someone has a couple T-Rex snacks. Great stuff! Keep surprising us!

  6. I don't think the grade school science stuff is going to be much help.

  7. A dragon has got to be worse than a dinosaur, what with the fire breathing. The details in this are great--particularly the details about its mouth. Very visual.

  8. I second the motion to run! Nice detail, and still a very exciting concept!

  9. I second the motion to run! Nice detail, and still a very exciting concept!

  10. Great Snippet! I'm biting my teeth in anticipation of what's going to happen next. :)