Friday, June 5, 2015

Another snippet from WIP for #SFFSat -Grand Master's Game 3

Welcome to another Saturday of Science Fiction & Fantasy snippets exchanged by writers.
My contribution this week continues the excerpt from my WIP, Book 2 in the Grand Master’s Trilogy, the Grand Master’s Game.

            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. An instrument to detect psychic power.” He patted the shiny top of the box. “Did you break it?”
“You are fortunate. I merely located the off switch,” Athanor said as the blue beams from his eyes played over the box.
“How could you touch the switch from the other side of the office?” Tessa’s voice was shrill.
The Professor gulped again and muttered, “My dear Tessa, he is a Grand Master.”
“Just so. I suggest you keep your detector well away from Council Hall.” The room vibrated with the ominous undertone.
Violet giggled. She caught Athanor’s blue gaze and sent, “Show off!” He tossed her an image of the box exploding on exposure to the full power of twelve Grand Masters.

See earlier snippets from
May 22

May 30

Book 1: Grand Master's Pawn is available -
Please return to SFFSat and read the other snippets.
Your comments are welcome.


  1. Ah! So the Grand Master finally has a sense of humour. LOL!

    1. Violet discovered his sense of humor in Book1 - otherwise he would be totoally obnoxous.

  2. So just how much force does a 12 Grand Master detonation have? Probably don't want to find out, I'm guessing.

    1. Ok - possible idea for Book 3, except some get killed.

  3. I like the interaction between Violet and Athanor in this. :)

  4. Can one Grand Master explode the box? I'm thinking the answer to that is obvious.

    1. If they want to. The box is detecting unshielded power.