Science Fiction and Fantasy Saturday No. 36 (#sffsat) – Rescued from a Trunked Manuscript – #Scifi #Romance

I apologize for being a bit scarce lately. For very good reason (namely his sanity), DH requested I go on a short hiatus from all writing-related stuff. I’m now easing back into the flow of things.

Here’s the next snippet from my nameless trunked manuscript. I’ll keep sharing it for quite a while since my sci-fi (post-apocalyptic) romance isn’t scheduled to come out until late February. 

For all past SFFSAT posts, click here. In the previous snippet, we witnessed a spat between Hades and Nell, which resulted in minor damage to Hades’ wardrobe. The siblings are arguing about a potential employee who is waiting in the lobby. (Note: The cue word for this week is RAIN.)

“She’s too…human.”

Nell pointed her lacquered fingertip at the ceiling. “I’m sorry, but is it raining vampire detection experts of the immortal variety?” Her lips firmed into a straight line. “I didn’t think so. Now bring Cora Springfield in here and offer her the damn job.”

Hades slapped his palm on the desk. “She’s not going to survive the week. I need her to help me hunt, not arrange meetings.”

Twitter: #sffsat SFFSat is a group of writers sharing snippets from both published and unpublished works of science fiction and fantasy. You can read more about the group by clicking the banner to the left, as well as follow links to the other participants. Any comments are much appreciated!

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8 responses to “Science Fiction and Fantasy Saturday No. 36 (#sffsat) – Rescued from a Trunked Manuscript – #Scifi #Romance

  1. I love it when two characters are forced together – always makes for great tension and they haven’t even met yet! Coupled with the feuding vampire siblings, you’ve got all kinds of drama going on here. Looking forward to Cora and Hades actual first meeting.

  2. The Weathergirls’ song immediately popped into my head. Although “It’s raining vampire detection experts of the immortal variety” was a little more awkward to sing. It’s a great line anyway, and even in black and white, the sarcasm comes through clear and shiny. Kudos!

  3. Sheer racism, if you ask me… Or should that be species-ism? Either way, Hades is showing his prejudices and his inability to imagine that non-vampires can be competent. It should make his first meeting with Cora very interesting indeed! Good snippet – thanks – and I’m looking forward to seeing where this goes.

  4. Hades isn’t a vampire himself, is he?

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