Friday, 10 July 2015

SFFS 11/7/15 Impcatcher

This is my snippet this week for SFFS. SFFS is a place where a number of authors post snippets from their written works, and give the opportunity for comments, support and encouragement. Please also explore the other blogs that are part of this set - you can find the information here.

This is another snippet from Impcatcher. Tal Djandiss, the Impcatcher of the title, has captured a creature and carried it to the market to show to someone.

My favourite sorceress was slumped in her stall in the market, boredom writ in considerable detail across her face. I swung my wriggling horror into her sight. I wasn't sure quite what I'd bagged - it was akin to a centipede, with a dozen legs on each side of its snakelike indigo body.
She looked at my pet. Pest. Sorry, slip of the tongue.
“Most men would offer a girl flowers” she said archly.
“I thought this was prettier.” I let her get a good look at it. “Thought you'd find it interesting.”
She pulled a face at me, but with a hint of a smile lurking in the background. “I have no idea why you're convinced I like unusual, hideous monsters.”
There was an obvious reply. “You like me, don't you?”
She didn't even try to credit my words with a response.

Who says romance is dead? As always, comments welcomed! 

Come back on Tuesday when I have a guest blogger, Aurora Springer, and a snippet from her new novel, Grand Master's Game!


  1. Puzzles are way better than flowers!

  2. Some good dialogue flow here and the relationship between these two characters is smart. He brings her bugs to the market to impress her - has an almost childlike quality to it.

  3. Made me the attempt at romance, and great dialogue between the two that definitely gives a feel for the characters.

  4. Pest, dammit, pest! LOL! I love the gentle, affectionate banter, for sure.