Friday, February 5, 2016

Knocked out - Snippet from #Superhero WIP for #SFFSat

Welcome to another Saturday of Science Fiction & Fantasy and read snippets exchanged by several writers.

I am continuing from 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: 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.
In last week’s snippet, Estelle’s horse was scared onto an army firing range. You can read it here:

Estelle screamed. She yanked at the rope looped round the mare’s neck without decreasing their breakneck speed. She could only cling tightly to her terrified horse, hoping to avoid potholes.
The mare raced forward, straight into a blaze of green fire. Light exploded around Estelle, white light threaded with swirls of eerie green. Thunder boomed in her ears. Horse and rider flew backwards.
Slamming onto the ground, pain flooded her mind and Estelle lost consciousness.

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


  1. I've just read last week's snippet as well - methinks the cat spooked Estelle onto the firing range deliberately. But what kind of weapons generate green fire? Is this now a superhero powers testing ground?

  2. Unconscious on a firing range. Not a good place to be after being bucked off a horse. Let's hope they're not using mortars.

  3. Going from bad to worse here...hope she's okay in the end.

    1. It is a superhero romance and she is the heroine, so yes.