Friday, March 25, 2016

Dragon snippet for #SFFSat from Grand Master's Pawn

Welcome to another Saturday of Science Fiction & Fantasy and read snippets exchanged by several writers.
Today for a change, I’m returning to an older story, Grand Master’s Pawn, and a scene with the dragon, Ythris, and the human, Violet.

The black dragon stared over the lush swamp, rattled his scales and whipped his tail. His narrow head swiveled toward Violet, and he hissed, “The fight is mine, Vron Violet, do not fire your laser.”
“I understand,” Violet said, biting her lip in a rush of fear for the dragon’s life. The huge Mynothros was even bigger than the gigantic sauropods that once roamed the ferny swamps of prehistoric Terra. Worse, the Mynothros of Sythos was a carnivore with enormous fangs. She offered a condition, “If you are trapped and near to death, I reserve the right to try and save your life.”
Ythris scratched behind his horns and blinked his great eyes, “I agree; life with low status is better than death without honor.”
He glanced back over the fern fringed waters. There was no sight or sound of the great beast. The dragon flapped his wings and hissed, “I will fly over the swamp and roust the great Mynothros from the depths.”
“May fortune favor your battle,” Violet said.
The black dragon swooped low over the swamp, screeching his battle cry. Silence fell, except for the rustle of the wind in the fern fronds. Violet held her breath; where was the Mynothros?

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  1. I like Violet - smart, level-headed, and with the strength to do what's right, even if that's letting a friend take a dreadful risk - but also reserving the right to intervene if needed.

    1. Sorry for the rerun! One of these days I'll start into the WIP.

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