Friday, 8 January 2016

SFFS 10/1/2016 Impcatcher

Happy New Year to you all!    

This is my snippet this week for SFFSat. SFFSat 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 group - you can find the information here.


Today's snippet is from Impcatcher, which is now on sale on Amazon for the Kindle and in paperback, and DriveThru in pdf format. The general epub version is at Lulu.
When we last saw Tal, a demon was trying to kill him. It isn't giving up...

It swung at me again, confident that I was on the deck and couldn't move fast enough again to escape being ventilated. Good guess, but wrong – becoming a pin-cushion is not one of my ambitions, and my lack of such a plan for my future gave me a strong incentive to move. I rolled clear and was back on my feet before big and dangerous could recover.

“Only prolonging the agony, Djandiss” the demon growled.

I shrugged. “You might get bored and give up.”

“Got a high boredom threshold.”

Would you believe it? A demon with a degree of witticism.

It lunged again. This time I struck with the dagger at the incoming arm. My blade scored home, carving a deep red trench into the demon's red skin that oozed black ichor, and the demon leapt back, snarling obscenities that would impress a hob.

“Sure you'd rather not get bored and give up?” I asked cockily.

“Positive - want some revenge, now...”

As always, comments welcomed!


  1. I adore the tone of this - laconic heroes appeal to me.

  2. Unfortunately, they never do get bored and wander off, especially when Tal is involved.

    1. That's demons for you - utterly unreasonable!