Friday, 11 January 2013

SFFS



Another part of Chapter 2 of my novel Firstborn.

Enjoy




Behind the door were fourteen spastic and scared aura bundles, presumably belonging to the children. They were huddled in a corner to the right. Directly in front of the door, as if it were some grotesque bouncer, was a jagged and sharp aura, vibrating at an erratic pace and swirling in unnatural patterns. Its shape, colour and texture was completely different from that of the children: this was the aura of the final Lizardman. 

I willed my eyes open and blocked my aura-sensing, trying to replace the image of the swirling and erratic blob of energy with the image of a giant lizard. I did not plan on facing it in combat. If I made a single error, one of those kids could end up suffering and that was unacceptable in my book. So I calculated the position of the monster and pointed Djinn at where I assumed its chest would be. I placed Djinn’s tip on the cheap wooden door and channelled my own aura into the sword, which promptly elongated for the second time; the azure blade shot through the door and embedded itself inside the Lizardman’s sternum, skewering and pushing it farther back into the room. 

Releasing the spell, I opened the door and was greeted with the satisfying sight of a giant bipedal lizard thrashing agonizingly on the ground before stopping abruptly and remaining still. I sheathed my sword and spun to face the kids, just to make sure that none of them were hurt; Ignoring their looks of awe and bewilderment, I turned my back on them and took out my cellphone.





15 comments:

  1. Giant lizards, swords and spells, oh my! My snippet is over on my website as usual. I have to stop forgetting to add my name to the list.

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  2. I liked the aspect that the character can see aura's - could make for some interesting scenes. The satisfying sight of a giant bipedal lizard - what else can you really say about that. Finally, pulling out the cell phone was unexpected and makes me want to learn more about this world.

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  3. Nice snipped. I've read farther than that, but I've got so many things to read!

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  4. Lizards and magical swords. How cool.

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    1. Glowing swords and monster slaying. Take three guesses as to where I get my inspiration from. Hint: it may involve role playing

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  5. Lizardmen, endangered children, auras, magical swords AND cellphones. Awesome. I must read this book

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    1. Next chapter we get talking cats. Just sayin

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  6. Oh, I know what happens next! I know, I know... Okay, I'll keep quiet. Good stuff.

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    1. No spoilers shhhh!!!! But yay, you're reading the book:)))

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  7. Wonderful and very descriptive. :)

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  8. Descriptive, but a little long.

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