Friday, December 13, 2013

Stein #10

          Would Santa be considered a U.F.O.? The holidays are fast approaching, whichever holidays it is that you celebrate.  It’s always a great time of year to relax, reflect, and re-focus and what better way than to lose yourself in a little creative craftsmanship. This will be the last set of snippets for the year and hopefully we’ll go out with a bang. Make sure you check out all the great snippets posted over at This week, Annie finally made it out of the alley! About time! But is there more to her rescuer than meets the eye?  Read on and find out. If you need to catch up on a few, check out the previous snippets posts on my site for Stein. _______________________________________________________________________________    

          She was inside an assembly plant, metal conveyor belts running in all directions above her. At her feet, hundreds of cans of dog food sprawled around her, their contents spilled across the floor. She guessed it to be her haggard hero’s food source for the last few months.

          Turning back to the makeshift door between the factory and the garbage dumpster, Annie watched the man stack garbage bags to form a make-shift wall where the front of the dumpster existed moments before.  One of the bags fell and he shrugged, moving to the corner and plopping down on the ground. 

          Annie glanced behind her to make sure her escape route was still clear and half-whispered, “Uh…hello?”

          The crumpled figure looked her way, seemingly transfixed by the flame in her hand, before turning  his back to her.

          “I just wanted to thank you for…you know, saving my life.”

          They sat in mutual silence. She was never the most socially verbose person, even when there were still people around to be social with, but kneeling there, ankle deep in trash, she felt the need to say more to this man.

          There you have it! Another year of Sci Fi Fantasy Fun wrapped up. It’s been a great year and I’ve made some great friends thanks to this site, especially with my novel Welcome to GreenGrass coming out a couple weeks ago – the link for it is on my page. I hope you’ll check it out! I hope you and yours have a great holiday season and I look forward to sharing more of my writing next year!  See you in….well…see you next year.


  1. After the explosive action before, we have a welcome chance to breathe and calm down. But the mystery man remains mysterious... Looking forward to more in the new year!

  2. Not a particularly chatty mystery man, but since he saved her life I guess all can be forgiven. I'm looking forward to learning more about him.