Friday, November 1, 2013

Stein Snippet #6


Well, Halloween has come and gone.  The goblins and ghouls have went home but we’re still cranking out the stories over at Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday, a group of authors and writers providing entertaining writing snippets for the masses.  Make sure you stop over at SciFiFanSat.blogspot.com to check them all out.  This week, we’re still following Annie trapped in the alley with only a broken bottle to save her and the zombies are closing in.  Will she make it out alive?  Or undead?  Guess we’ll have to read on to find out.  If you haven’t been following this latest collection of snippets, check out the previous ones posted here.  Enjoy!____________________________________________________________
           The herd of zombies rushed in, each looking to be the first to taste fresh blood.  Thirty feet out and the post-mortem paramedic was pulled back into the surging pack.

          Annie pulled the jagged edge of the glass up to her neck.  She could feel the sharp bite against her skin.

          Twenty feet out and Annie saw the froth forming on their mouths.  The smell of decayed and rotted flesh filled the air in the cramped space.  Blood trickled down her neck as the bottle cut deeper.

          Ten feet and she could feel the ground shake under their collective stomp.

          Annie pulled the glass away and flung it at her attackers.

          “Eat this!”
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          Poor Annie – I bet she wished this would move along faster than ten sentences a clip but that’s what makes it so much fun.  Comments are always appreciated.  Have a great weekend and see you in seven!

10 comments:

  1. Eeek - a character in extremis, contemplating suicide rather than death at the teeth and hands of an undead mob. Is she right to throw away her only weapon? Or has she thought of something to save her neck? I very much hope so! You're right - seven days is a long time to wait when you're in lethal peril! Good snippet - thanks!

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    1. Thanks, Peter - guess I ended up stretching that a little longer. I like Annie the more I writer her.

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  2. I went back and read the scene as it developed too--had to laugh at the though of zombies doing color commentary. Ha! I have two teen boys on the spectrum that seem to have to talk all the time, not to anyone,, but just as exactly that. So now I can comfortably write them off as zombies and feel a little special anyway. :) Holding my breath for Annie!

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    1. Ha - glad I could help you figure out teenagers - now explain them again to the rest of us?

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  3. Hmm... Is she hoping her blood will tempt them to try eating the broken glass?

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    1. You're always thinking out of the box, Sue. Like rat poising but shattered glass flavored - I may have to use that somewhere else.

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  4. Umm...she did what? Was it a diversion? TELL ME WHAT HAPPENS!!

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    1. The old blood flavored broken glass trick - Sue called me out. We'll find out soon enough. Thanks for the comment!

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  5. I really hope she lives through this! *bites nails, is on edge of seat*

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    1. Me too...but the pen (okay keyboard) does mysterious things. I'll talk with it later and see if I can talk sense into it.

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