Friday, January 15, 2016

#Superhero #Mystery Snippet from WIP for SFFSaturday

Welcome to another Saturday of Science Fiction & Fantasy and read snippets exchanged by several writers.
Today, I’ll continue the first chapter of my WIP, a young adult, superhero romance. The story is set in the fictional city of Atalanta, a sunnier, southern version of Gotham City. (Punctuation altered to fit.) You can read last week’s snippet here -

Inspector Parkins nodded, “I’ll wait for the report from Pathology.” He crouched on one knee to examine the corpse. Her skin was flaccid and dry; blood had gushed from her neck, leaving red streaks on her pink shirt. He did not bother to touch the body. The skin temperature would hold no clues in the sultry heat of the Atalanta summer. Parkins grimaced. The irregular gash across her throat was horribly familiar.
Glancing at the officer, he noted the name on his badge, “Look at her neck, Trooper Cagle. Seen anything like it before?”
With a grunt to acknowledge the Inspector’s request, Cagle leaned over the body and frowned, “It’s strange, now you mention it. I didn’t notice at first. The cut appears to have been made by a weapon with a serrated edge. I’ve never seen a knife with serrations like that.” He stared at the Inspector in alarm and whispered, “What is it?”

Please return to and read the other snippets.
Your comments are welcome as always.

My science fiction story, The Lady is Blue, will be FREE from 15-19th.

The Lady is Blue

Intrepid scientist solves mystery of scaly aliens.

As the chief biologist in the remote human colony on Eden, Dr. Lucy Stannis leads a quiet life until an alien vessel makes first contact with the colonists. She is thrilled to meet the spaceship captain, the impressive Blue, Sa Kamizan Veedak, although the Atrapako are formidable with their tough, scaled bodies and sharp claws. Conflicts arise, threatening the whole colony as well as Lucy’s tenuous friendship with Sa Kamizan. Lucy must employ all her skills to discover their secret and save the colony.

If you like feisty heroines and mysteries where deceptions abound, then you’ll enjoy this science fiction adventure with a surprise twist at the end. Start this tale of culture clash and sweet romance today. Book 1 of Atrapako on Eden.  


  1. Gruesome and gripping - it certainly gets this story up and running in the first few lines.

  2. You painted a beautiful, but gory scene. I'm wondering what the Path lab is going to have to say about it!

    1. Well, the next scene switches to the young protagonist, a whiny teenager about to have her superpowers activated.