Welcome to another Saturday of Science Fiction & Fantasy and read snippets exchanged by several writers. http://scififansat.blogspot.com/
Last week I finished the Introductory chapter of my WIP, a superhero romance set in the fictional city of Atalanta, a sunnier, southern version of Gotham City. You can read last week’s snippet here: http://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2016/01/third-snippet-from-superhero-mystery.html
Today, we meet the heroine, seventeen year old Estelle. I’m jumping over the start of her “boring” summer on her uncle’s farm to some peculiar (more peculiar?) events.
A large black cat leaped out of the bushes, hissed and struck out with its claws. Spotty reared in alarm. Slipping from the saddle, Estelle grabbed onto the mane and righted herself, her heart pounding in fright. The mare darted away from the snarling cat, her ears folded back in distress. They raced through the brush and leaped over a wire fence into a bare, muddy area, almost devoid of vegetation. The mare slowed to Estelle’s relief. They trotted over the muddy ground scattered with clumps of yellowed grass. A loud crack plunged the horse into a faster pace. Catching her hoof in a hole, the little mare stumbled and recovered. She darted off, more frightened than before.
A post with an orange sign, tilted at a forty five degree angle, caught Estelle’s eye. She read, “Danger! Keep off. Army Firing Range.”
You’ll have to return next week to learn what happens next since I’m not ready to publish the novel quite yet.
If you wish, you can meet the hero in a longer excerpt here:
Please return to http://scififansat.blogspot.com/ and read the other snippets.
Your comments are welcome as always.