Saturday – it rhymes with…well, I’m sure something. But even more entertaining than my lack of skills of alliteration is the fact that another round of Science Fiction Fantasy Saturdays is here again. Okay, down in the front row. And with that I give you the final installment to the short story I’ve been sharing here, Snips And Snails. After multiple failed attempts at scaring the young boy the creature has been forced into sharing a bedroom / closet with for the past several weeks, we come down to this. I hope you enjoy it and please make sure you go over to the main site, scififansat.blogspot.com and check out all the contributions there from a great group of authors/writers and leave a few comments in your wake. They are always appreciated and enjoyed.
“Why can I not frighten you, bloodling?”
“You don’t have anything I haven’t already seen, Booger. You’re an outdated concept in a well-educated world, the analog to my digital.”
They stood facing one another as the creature towered over the boy. After all these centuries, the creature had never encountered a child like him. What if this is what his future held and his time on that plane frightening the small humans of the world had come to a close?
The boy raised both hands over his head and screamed, “Say something, you big dummy!”
In one swift motion, the creature grabbed the boy’s waist with both hands and thrust him into his now gaping jaws, swallowing hard. Turning towards the closet, a content grin on his face, the creature burped.
What?! Did you really think I was going to give it a happy ending after all that? It was fun to see the support the creature was getting over the last few weeks, being tortured with bear traps, toilet paper wraps, and of course, the dutch oven incident. Moral of the story – when faced with real danger, maybe we shouldn’t rely on movies and the internet to guide us. Facing fear is one thing, shooting paintballs at it is another.
Now, I have to figure out what to share next. The short story from, mostly, front to back was fun but I enjoy sharing excerpts from WIPs also. Down the road, I’ll share more from my upcoming novel, Welcome To GreenGrass, coming from Bedlam Press and Necro Publications in December (shameless plug) but for now I guess I need to dig into the archives. Until theh, have a great weekend!