Saturday, February 25, 2012

SFFS Snippet #1 from Starlander's Myth, Melisse Aires

For the next few weeks I'm going to feature snippets from my steampunk spacewestern novella Starlander's Myth.







Jack Starlander crept silently over the rocky outcrop to see what was happening on the other side. The newcomers hadn't been quiet at all. Of course, sounds tended to magnify and distort under the bubble. It sounded like an army of flyers descending, but it was really only four.
Now what was that? A woman and a child, both dressed in the latest frilly fashion seen dirtside, surrounded by a bunch of armed men. Not saloon style clothes on the woman, either. Her shirtwaist buttoned clear up to her neck, with no bare flesh at all except her face and hands. The child wore a pink ruffled pinafore over her blue dress, her hair was well kept, curled into ringlets, held back from her face by a floppy pink bow. You didn’t see well cared for kids among the saloon whores. They tended to be wild little beasts in rags, looking to pick pockets or beg for cryst chips.







You can read other Snippets by checking Link or following the twitter hashtag #sffsat. 

12 comments:

  1. Great description of the woman and child. I wonder who they are. :-D

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a neat world. I love your descriptions. Very vivid.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I loved the description of the little girl. She was so cute. I could picture her so clearly in my mind! Great snippet. Bought the book for Kindle and am going to read some of it later! I can't wait for more! Thanks for the sneak peak!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hmmm - I totally get the 'western' bit of this - awesome stuff! Ok, so now I want to read more, for sure.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love this world but have to get my mind attuned to more western dialogue to write it--so different than how we speak now. Read a lot of western historical romances and a few Louie Lamours! I have two more books planned in this series.

    Ahh, thx Nicole--hope you enjoy it.:)

    ReplyDelete
  6. You had me at "steampunk spacewestern".

    LOVE this!

    ReplyDelete
  7. This doesn't look good. It looks like they need a hero! Here's hoping that our friend Jack happens to be that hero.

    Good stuff here! Looking forward to more.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I agree with the others, that was a very descriptive snippet. I love being able to clearly picture a character.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great descriptions, and I like Misa said: you had me at steampunk spacewestern! So cool!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wonderful description - I definitely want to know who the woman and child are!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Great description. Already wondering what will happen next.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Lovely description of the woman and child.

    ReplyDelete