Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween Snippet for #SFFSat from Grand Master's Game

Welcome to another Saturday of Science Fiction & Fantasy and read snippets exchanged by several writers.
This week, I’ve switched stories to give you a seasonal snippet from Grand Master’s Game.

Violet stood on a yielding surface inside a cavity not much larger than her body. A circle of gray worms wriggled at the periphery of the space. She shuddered and winged a shout for help. Where was Athanor when she needed him?

The gray worms writhed and the cavity contracted around her. Violet bit back a scream as the surface wobbled under her feet. Insight slammed into her mind; she was trapped in the giant maw of a monster and the worms were tentacles around its mouth.

She staggered, slipping inexorably down its throat. Desperate to stop her descent, she dropped the laser and grabbed the snaky tendrils. The light of the laser spiraled down the open gullet and vanished. Grimly determined, Violet hung to the slippery tentacles and speared psi energy into the hungry mind. The monstrous body thrashed in agony, spitting Violet out of its mouth.

Yelling wildly, Violet burst from the sands and shot high into the air. Strong arms caught her. “Where were you?” she demanded angrily. 

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Your comments are welcome as always. 


  1. Good imagery for the tentacles! They certainly make me think 'eww!' ^^;; If I were Violet, I would be wishing for a shower right about now.

    1. You are correct. You can grab the free book and read what happens!

  2. Ewwwww...tentacles around its mouth...

  3. Ewwwww...tentacles around its mouth...

  4. Gruesome! I'm glad she was able to save herself (I'm a great fan of self-rescuing princesses, by the way!).