SFFSat October 13th: Our heroines arrive in Southland


Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. On the surface, it’s a web ring of authors who post snippets of their work for comment. In reality, it’s a close-knit group of friends and colleagues working together to support and encourage one another and promote the science fiction and fantasy genres.

JC Cassels, 2012

I’m back, with a new snippet!

This is from The Jade Star of Athering, sequel to Bellica. It’s currently a work in progress. I expect to have it finished early next year.

They had taken their time on the trip south, and rode into town on the morning of the eighteenth. It looked deserted – a veritable ghost town. As Bellica Agate slowed her horse to a walk she felt a cold stone settle into her gut at the senses of her hometown. There was no sound of children playing, no smell of fresh bread baking, no laundry hung out to dry – she couldn’t even feel the heat of the day on her skin or taste the desert eucalyptus that grew in and around town year-round.

She held back a shiver and dismounted her horse, signaling for Damien to do the same. They’d look less of a threat.

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(If you want to read the first 11 chapters of Bellica you can do so here. My short fiction and poetry can be found here, and my Smoke and Shadows stories can be found here.)

16 thoughts on “SFFSat October 13th: Our heroines arrive in Southland

    • *waves* Hi Gayle!

      Yep, there are people in the town. And something bad has happened. Whether what’s about to happen is bad or not depends on your perspective. 🙂


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