Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween snippet for #WeWriWa from Grand Master's Game

Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Here, writers in different genres showcase their stories with 8-10 sentences. Join the fun and read our snippets.

Today, I’m switching to a Halloween special – an attack scene from Grand Master’s Game. 

Massive creatures bounded through the airlock door. Twice the size of a man, they were a nightmare cross of spider and wasp with eight legs, stubby wings, yellow and black stripes, and huge mandibles like a pair of scythes. One hurtled straight at Violet, jaws open like giant scissors.

She dodged aside too late; her attacker jammed her neck in its pincers and dragged her off her feet. She swung from its mandibles, her hands and feet struggling for purchase on its hard carapace. An acid odor filled the air and the enormous head loomed over her face, eight giant eyes next to hers.

Energized by terror, Violet grabbed hold of one pincer and scraped her fingernails across the nearest eyes. The spider-wasp jerked violently, flinging Violet’s body from side to side. Biting back the pain, she clawed at another eye and twisted her legs, bracing her knees against the base of its fore limbs. The jaws held firm on her neck; she was stuck.

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  1. If this is a continuation of your previous scenes, this is truly the wedding from Hell!

    1. No, I switched to a published book with a scary scene - Book 2 of the trilogy. The ebook is free today.

    2. the mother-in-law expressing her objection?

  2. Why oh why did it have to be spiders, and why oh why did you leave us with a cliffhanger?! Loved the snippet though. ;)

  3. Holy (insert expletive)! That is one creepy monster. Great job describing the action. I unfortunately was right there with her.

  4. Very scary and I could visualize the scene - and the monster! - so well from your description. Nice nightmare level writing! Great snippet...