Friday, July 10, 2015

Excerpt from Grand Master's Game for #SFFSat

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

The giant striped spider leaped at Violet and she dodged aside. Too late! Her attacker jammed her neck in its pincers and dragged her off her feet. She swung from its mandibles, her hands and feet struggling for purchase on its hard carapace. One small part of her mind wondered how she could still breathe. The rest of her brain searched for an escape. In the background, the yells, screams, thudding blows, and the muffled boom of an explosion told of her companions’ battles. An acid odor filled the air and the enormous head loomed over her face, eight giant eyes next to hers.
Energized by terror, Violet grabbed hold of one pincer and scraped her fingernails across the nearest eyes. She’d hit a sensitive spot. The spider-wasp jerked violently, flinging Violet’s body from side to side. Her legs thumped on the floor. Biting back the pain, she clawed at another eye and twisted her legs, bracing her knees against the base of its fore limbs. The jaws held firm on her neck. She was stuck!

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  1. Eeek! She's in trouble! A vicious giant spider that doesn't even give up when she scratches one of its eight eyes - nasty!

  2. That's one tough arachnid! I really thought she was getting free the second time. Maybe she should try tickling it?

  3. Definitely puts your right into the action...even made me shudder thinking of that monster.

  4. Ugh. Don't want to be her at all. Nasty spider creature. Very good descriptions of her predicament!

    1. Thanks!
      Most of the book is not so horrid. Some parts are funny or sad.