Friday, October 16, 2015

2nd Snippet for #SFFSat from the interrupted wedding in Grand Master's Mate

Welcome to another Saturday of Science Fiction & Fantasy and read snippets exchanged by several writers.
My contribution this week is from my unedited WIP, Grand Master’s Mate, Book 3 in the Grand Master’s Trilogy. This scene, the interrupted wedding, takes place early in the book. I apologize for the repetition to anyone from weekend writing warriors. Violet and Athanor are at the wedding of her friends, Tessa and Phineas.
Last week, the snippet ended in an explosion. You can read it here:

Screams mingled with the tinkle of glass shards on the stone-tiled floor. Menacing psi pressure vibrated through the room.
Eyes flaring ruby light, Morrigu dropped into the central space. Her long blonde braids and four red-skinned arms were a nightmarish hybrid of Celtic and Hindu myths.
Tessa crumpled in a dead faint. Phineas caught her in his arms and backed away from the horrid scarlet beams of the Red Queen. She had violated the essential ban against exposing normal people to unshielded psi energy.
Sweeping her gaze around the atrium, Violet was startled by the devastating effects of Morrigu’s raw power. Half of the wedding guests had collapsed in psychic trauma and the rest were rigid with shock. His face blanched, Srini clutched at the chair back in front of him and slid to the floor. Ears folded back and trembling, Lira bared sharp teeth and spat at the terrible apparition. The shelly carapace of Professor Gullish sprawled on the floor, thin legs twitching in the air and pink underbelly exposed.
Leaping to his feet, Athanor raised his arms high above his head. Psi flared and sheets of blue light rippled around the terrified wedding party, creating a protective enclosure. Dropping his public disguise, his black locks tumbled to his shoulders and his right eye blazed with blue psi light.

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Grand Master’s Game:

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Your comments are welcome.


  1. Somehow, I'm not surprised that Morrigu isn't playing by the rules...

  2. Chaos erupts. Talk about crashing a wedding...

  3. Oh dear... I guess the honeymoon is cancelled ^^;; Looks like an epic clash is about to take place! :D

  4. Sounds like the crap is about to hit the fan!

  5. That's one way to say you object at a wedding.

    1. Morrigu likes to make a dramatic entrance.

  6. Some beings just have no respect for others' cultures.