Friday 11 October 2013

SFFSat - Oct 12

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.

This week, more in the continuing adventures of, well, other than Mason and Elmo (the ship's computer), I've no idea what to call my protag other than Captain.

For a short little preamble for those who don't know: Two characters on an old ship that looked like it originated from the 1960s. They discover a creature that looks suspiciously like a dinosaur, but more like a dragon...they scramble. They've just made it back to their drop ship for (hopefully) and escape...

You can catch the previous ones:
Part 1: here.
Part 2: here.
Part 3: here.
Part 4: here.
Part 5: here.
Part 6: here.
Part 7: here.
Part 8: here.

Part 9: here.
Part 10: here.

And now for this week...

Elmo, engage weapons. Activate the below turrets—”
The drop ship lurched again, we jerked wildly to the aft of the vessel. Mason’s elbow rammed into my ear, inflicting more vertigo into my head. I wanted to vomit.
“Elmo just shoot the thing off us!” I screamed from under Mason.
“We are too close to the landing zone, Captain. Weapons fire will destroy our thrusters.”
“If we don’t shake that thing off, it won’t matter either way.”

Stay tuned for more next week! 

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  1. A dilemma - blast the dragon, and crash from losing their thrusters, or don't blast the dragon, and crash anyway. Your Captain has problems... I'm looking forward to the next installment!

  2. A great action piece! And a great example of decisions that leaders have to make on the fly...damned if you do, damned if you don't.

    1. Thank you. Yep, being the leader is such hard work.

  3. Loving this whole sequence and I really enjoyed the elbow to the ear. It's fun when that stuff happens in the middle of intense situations. I'm going to guess the dragon's just lonely. Any takers?

    1. Haha! It always happens like that...just that no one bothers to mention it. Well, it does with me... ;P

  4. Now, THAT'S a predicament! I'm on the edge of my seat.

    For what it's worth, I still think the dragon just wants a hug.

    1. You know, I think you could be right... :D

  5. I always enjoy a "screwed either way" takes the judgment call out of the decision.

    And I'm in the same boat with naming one of my primary characters. For some reason, I can't seem to get past "Eve's father" as one fellow's name.

    1. I'm sure Aston's had his fair share of screwed either way scenarios! And I'm all open for ideas regarding names!!

  6. It sounds like Elmo has a point. I wonder if he'll put his (virtual) foot down.