What the heck is Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday? It’s when a bunch of writers share snippets from their works. Click here to find out who else is participating, then go check out their snippets. You just might find your newest favorite writer.
My snippet this week is from my current work in progress, tentatively entitled Blue Planet. It’s the third and final in a trilogy of novellas that started with Blue Galaxy (available from Carina Press) and continued with Blue Nebula (coming soon from Carina Press). This story is from the point of view of Destin Grady. He has just been called to the bedside of a mysterious dying woman who is covered in scars.
“This looks like someone carved their initials into her skin. And over here . . .” He indicated her thigh. “This looks like tally marks. As if someone was using her to keep track of something. The rest are scars from various injures. Puncture wounds, gashes, that sort of thing.” The doctor paused to take the woman’s pulse. She had stilled, her breathing rough and shallow. “Also, when we took scans we discovered that many of her bones had been broken at some point.”