Friday, January 30, 2015

Maxx Fragg, V.P.I. SFFSat snippet - 01/31/15

Welcome back to another edition of everyone’s favorite weekend read along episode of Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. It’s a place where writers of sci-fi and fantasy get to share some of their writing snippets and hopefully a few fans of the genres can check out some cool excerpts. Make sure you make your way over to the main site by clicking here – SciFiFanSat – and enjoy all the site has to offer. You’ll be glad you did. This week I’m continuing to share from my work Maxx Fragg, V.P.I. as Maxx and his partner Tane are setting up to perform an exorcism for a young couple who’ve hired them to extricate an unwanted visitor.

Debbie raised her hand and asked, “Would it be okay if I just darted to the lady’s room first?”

“The process has already started,” Maxx said.

“But…” Debbie persisted.

Maxx secured the detecting rod in his bag and withdrew a long barreled shotgun with a plastic cylinder attached to each side. “You can put your hand down now.”

Pumping the stock, a neon gel flowed through the tubing running the length of the barrel. Maxx hit a button and the liquid energized, bubbling as it flowed the course of the weapon. The couple simultaneously pulled their feet off the floor.

It was time for Maxx to set up the final act.

“You’re entirely safe as long as my partner and I are here,” Maxx said. 

“They’re professionals, babe.” Travis reassured her with a half-hearted smile.

Debbie dug her nails into the couch.

They needed to get through the rest of this job without any more hitches. Debbie was on the verge of crying and Maxx knew Tane’s concentration shattered at the sight of a girl’s tears.

Will they get more than they bargained for? Are Maxx and Tane up to the task? Tune in next week for another round of Sci-Fi snippet goodness and find out. As always, comments are not only welcome but truly appreciated. Enjoy the weekend and see you in seven.

Friday, January 23, 2015

SFFSat Snippet - Maxx Fragg - 01/24/15

Welcome back to another Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday – a place where writers share snippets of their ongoing and published works with the internet community at large. Make sure you stop over at the main site by clicking this link SciFiFanSat to check out all the ultra-cool writing happening over there. This week my contribution is from Maxx Fragg, V.P.I., following Maxx and his partner as they set up to perform an “exorcism” for a young couple who’ve called upon their services. Enjoy!________________________________________________________________________________

Maxx pulled a metal rod from his bag. Standing next to the couple, he flipped a switch on the base, holding it high over his head. The staff hummed and vibrated like a radioactive tuning fork sending palpable energy out into the air around the room. Maxx swung it over Travis and Debbie’s heads and they both instinctively ducked. They were like two kids watching their first fireworks display and Maxx was the guy lighting the wicks. There wasn’t much furniture in the apartment, a sign they hadn’t lived there long, and Maxx read the digital display on the club’s handle.

Satisfied, Maxx brushed his hand over his spiked hair, trying to express some concern. “You’ve definitely got a presence here. Readings are off the charts.”

Pulling a notepad from his tactical vest, he scribbled down some notes. Maxx drew a smiley face with a frown and tears streaming down both cheeks. Underneath his sketch he wrote Travis.

Think the job will go off without any problems. Yeah, me neither. I hope you enjoyed the read and come back next week as things heat up. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. It’s always appreciated. Have a great weekend!

Friday, January 16, 2015

#SFFS - Maxx Fragg - 01/17/15

Hi and welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday - a place where authors of their respective genres get together to share snippets of their work and exchange a few comments along the way. Make sure that you stop at the home page and check out the links to all the great writing contributed by a group of really great writers.

Way back when, okay September, I started sharing snippets from my work, Maxx Fragg, V.P.I., and kind of left off after the first one. I'm picking up from there and this week we find Maxx and his partner in the apartment of a young couple who called on them for their unique services.
          “Maybe this wasn’t such a great idea?” Debbie’s hand twitched against her boyfriend’s knee.

Travis brushed his hand through her hair. “We contacted him, honey. They say he’s the best.”

She sighed. “It’s just not what I expected. It’s all so…clinical. They didn’t even draw a pentagram.”

Everyone had their own pre-conceived notions of how to get rid of a ghost. Maxx heard them all, séances, sprinkle salt along the door, burn sage, hire a bunch of meddling kids, craft some pottery together. He’d probably find it all funnier if he actually believed in any of it.

Travis and Debbie wanted to leave as soon as Maxx and his partner arrived at the apartment but Maxx convinced them to stay. There was no showmanship in coming back to a ghost free home based just on his word and some lines arching across a digital readout. No, they needed the full hands on experience and Maxx made sure they had front row seats.
Well - that's this week's snippet - I hope you enjoyed it. As always, comments are not only welcome but eagerly awaited. Have a great weekend and thanks for reading.