Welcome to another Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday and a fresh writing snippet from one of my WIP’s – Myth-In-Law. The secrets of Sam’s mystery book are at his fingertips and all to be revealed. Maybe. I hope you enjoy this week’s contribution and if you haven’t, please check back at some of the earlier snippets. Make sure you check out all the great writing over at SciFiFanSat.blogspot.com . There’s a bunch of fantastic writers over there that provide some entertaining weekend reading. Leave a few comments along the way, they’re always appreciated!
Opening the center desk drawer, Sam bent the end of a paperclip into a hook and fished around inside the book’s binding until he felt resistance. Gently tugging at paused intervals, he pulled out a gold ring emblazoned with an intricately detailed crucifix.
Noticing the inscription inside the ring, Same held his flashlight closer and read, “ Ex umbra in Solem. Looks like we have a winner.”
Sam aligned the ring’s cross with the clasp and the book vibrated against the desk top. The computer screen next to him flickered with images of bizarre creatures and pages from unknown texts. A gust of wind slammed a tree limb against the library window, startling him out of the chair.
“Come on, just open the thing.”
Inching his hand closer to the clasp, he felt the key touch the lock and he held his breath as he turned.
“Sam, I’m home!”