Saturday, November 7, 2015

Attacked by Giant Spiders #ScienceFiction Snippet for #WeWriWa from Garnd 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’ll continue the wasp-spider attack scene from Grand Master’s Game. Last week’s snippet can be read here –

Something grabbed her arm. A large hand thrust a dagger into the monster’s eye, twisting deep into the head; a blood stained hand in a familiar black leather sleeve. Green blood spouted around the blade. The monster jerked and stilled, its jaws still clamped on her neck. Athanor’s grim face hovered over her startled eyes, his teeth bared in a fierce grimace. He grasped the ends of the horrid mandibles, gritted his teeth and exerted his full strength to open the jaws. 
Violet toppled onto Athanor’s knees. In the background, the stump of heavy footsteps preceded a shout of command and the zap of heavy weapons.
The cavalry had arrived, belatedly. 

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  1. Great descriptive writing, Aurora! Easy to visualize the scene. I really hate spiders. Good choice for a monster. :-)

  2. Your writing is always full of vivid action, Aurora.

  3. Thanks. They relax at times in between the action.

  4. Well, the cavalry was late, but not TOO late, thankfully. Still, every second spent with gigantic, deadly spiders is one second too many, as far as I'm concerned. :-)

  5. Really like this snippet... but why did it have to be spiders? *whimpers*

    1. Giant spiders! The funny thing is - I don't enjoy horror stories.

  6. They were doing pretty well without the cavalry! Loved all the action in this scene (this week and last week), excellent excerpt!