Friday, July 12, 2013

Snips and Snails #5

          Could it really be that time already?  Then bring on the Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday!  Today’s snippet is a continuation from my short story, Snips and Snails.  So far, we’ve met the monster in the young boy’s closet and found out their relationship is anything but typical.  Check out the earlier posted snippets for the full back story.  Here we find the two in the middle of some more monster/bloodling bonding.  Drop a comment if you care to.  They are always appreciated!  Don’t forget to go over to and check out all of the great writing from a truly talented group of authors posted weekly over there.  You’ll be glad you did. 
          “Check this out, Booger.”
          Turning to the computer, the boy typed something into the keyboard and a web page sprung up.
          Remember the oath - the creature repeated the mantra over and over in his thoughts.  The tradition passed down among generations was his to uphold and he wouldn’t allow shame to befall him and his lineage because of this human pup.
          Bending over the boy’s shoulder, the creature stared into the screen and said, “Do not call me that.”
          The boy clicked the mouse and said, “They call this one two mimes, a jackhammer, and an albino goat.”
          The creature’s hand involuntarily shot up to its mouth and shielded the screen from view in a decidedly unfrightening stance.
          “By Beezlebub’s blackened beard, turn that sickness off, bloodling.”
          Laughing hysterically, the boy spun around in the chair and typed in something else. 
          “If you thought that one was bad, wait until I get the next one loaded.”

          I hope you enjoyed this week’s snippet.  Come back next week to see what these two are up to next.  Thanks and have a great weekend.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Snips And Snails #4


          Hi all!  Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and for those of us in the U.S., having a great Fourth of July celebration filled with barbecues, fireworks, and family fun.  What goes better with summer holidays that a heaping dose of science fiction and fantasy and what better place to get your fill than over at Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday?!  Make sure you stop by and check out all the great authors who post their work at  This week’s snippet for me comes from a short story, Snips And Snails, which explores how we view fear as society evolves.  In the previous snippets, we met up with a captive monster and found out his captor was a small boy and his closet the creature’s prison.  This week, we have the first real interaction between the two.


          “Its high moon, bloodling, and one your age should be in slumber.”
           Oblivious to the creature’s reprimand, the boy dragged him across the room.          
           “Don’t be such a wuss.  Come on, I want to show you something.”
          Wild patches of hair sprouted up and down the creature’s arms, legs, and shoulders with a long black tuft banded behind its head.  Well-muscled and scarred arms hung down to its knees with leather strappings wrapped around each wrist and across the bare orange skin of its chest.  A massively wide head, home to two rows of sharpened teeth, frowned as the mismatched duo stopped near the boy’s computer.
          “Didn’t I tell you boys don’t wear dresses?”
          The creature stared down at the animal skin wrapped around its waist and bound at the center with a blackened snake skull that had been passed down to him from his father.

          “It is more of a kilt, bloodling.”


          I hope you enjoyed the snippet and comments are always welcome and appreciated.