Friday, October 2, 2015

Maxx Fragg, Snippet #5 - Tears on my Poltergeist

Hi! Welcome back to another round of Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday! There’s a chill in the air and the rays of summer are all but forgotten but what better way to warm your thoughts than with a sturdy dose of Sci-Fi / Fantasy writing. If you haven’t already checked out all of the engaging contributions from this week’s authors, just shoot on over to the main site at SciFiFanSat. This week, I’m still sharing snippets from the opening chapter of my latest novel, Maxx Fragg, V.P.I. Things are about to go down and Maxx’s terrified clients are having second thoughts.
Debbie raised her hand and asked, “Would it be okay if I just darted to the lady’s room first?”
“It’s too late for that,” Maxx said.
“But…” Debbie persisted.
Maxx secured the detecting rod back 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 up off the floor.
It was time for Maxx to set up the final act.
“You wouldn’t want to miss the show, would you?” Maxx asked. 
“They’re professionals, Debbie,” Travis said, trying to reassure her with a half-hearted smile.
Debbie dug her nails into the couch. “I guess.”
Maxx knew they needed to get through the rest of this job without any more problems. Debbie appeared on the verge of crying and Maxx knew Tane’s concentration shattered at the sight of a girl’s tears.

Let’s hope Tane can keep it together long enough to see some action. I promise some ghost thumping action in the coming snippets – just in time for the merry month of Halloween! If you want to check out more from Maxx Fragg, you can check out the first chapter over at Goodreads or even better, you can get your very own copy of the book, print or eVersion, by clicking HERE. I’m running a giveaway over at Goodreads where you can enter to win a free signed copy of the book by clicking Goodreads Giveaway.  I hope you enjoyed the snippet. Leave a comment and let me know what you thought. Stay warm and dry and I’ll see you in seven!


  1. A woman's tears - supernaturally potent sorcery!

    1. Actually, Peter, there's a pretty good story buried in that idea. One woman's tears and the consequences they bring throughout history.

  2. I would think letting the cash cows would be better left to leave the room, and make it easier to hoodwink them...?
    Fun snippets, btw...

    1. Wow...I can tell I haven't had my caffeine this morning...editing is usually better after that.

    2. You're probably right but Maxx gets a certain satisfaction from seeing how his clients react. It goes a little deeper than just the cash, though he wouldn't admit that. Ha. The morning caffeine is an important part of any breakfast.

  3. If they left the room, they wouldn't be able to tell their friends how awesome Maxx is. Word of mouth makes some really good advertising.

  4. You're right, Patrick. Especially when you're dealing with things that go bump in the night - nothing beats an up close and personal experience. As long as you survive, of course.

  5. Yes, let's see the ghost or whatever it is.