Saturday, May 30, 2015

#SFFSat Snippet 2 from WIP Book 2 in Grand Master's Trilogy

Welcome to another Saturday of Science Fiction & Fantasy snippets exchanged by writers.
My contribution this week comes from my WIP, Book 2 in the Grand Master’s Trilogy, Grand Master’s Game. I'm continuing from last week, with a 2 sentence overlap. 


Athanor’s gaze flicked to the box and the clicks halted abruptly.

Tessa gasped and clutched at her chest.

Violet called, “Stop! Mute your power or Tessa will faint!” The pressure lessened and his eyes dimmed to a faint blue glow.

The Professor paled beneath his tan. Tessa squeaked and fled to the comforting arms of her fiancé.

“It is all right, Tessa,” Phineas said in a shaky voice. “He does not mean to harm us.”

You’d be dead!” The Grand Master’s mental snarl reached Violet, and she restrained the urge to give him a mental kick. In her opinion, a friendly approach would serve him better. The two people trembling behind the desk were not the enemies he wished to crush in a blast of power.

The Grand Master pointed a finger at the metal box on the desk and demanded, “What is the purpose of that noisy contraption?”

Phineas gulped, “It’s my invention."  

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  1. I have this suspicion the Grand Master needs Violet to stop him doing something dangerously aggressive causing innocents to suffer.

  2. Oh, to have the ability to give a mental kick, let alone a snarl, what a great world it would be. Calamity is the impetus of invention, right?

  3. Living life dangerously with this Grand Master around! But phew; I'm glad Violet stopped him.