Friday, February 8, 2013

Josiah Teague: Territorial Agent II


They had once been two of the largest and most powerful clans of the Free Vampire Nations...once. Now, they were a pitiful band of rag-tags, surviving on the dubious largesse of the Bureau. He saw few of their young and almost none of the warrior class. They were every bit the beaten, bedraggled refugees they appeared to be. They were the embittered losers of an inter-species war of extinction of a scope unknown in all of recorded history. 

They were going about the morning rituals of their kind with little interest in Teague. For his part, he was fascinated to see them in their "wild" state. They bore little resemblance to the fantastic creatures of the newsvids he'd watched as a boy.

They were not the seven foot tall, hulking, unstoppable killing machines. They did not drip blood from their wickedly cruel fangs and claws, as they glutted their unnatural appetites on the bloody husks of human babies.


This snippet was selected for the weekly Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday Snippet and is from a work in progress, Josiah Teague: Territorial Agent (a paranormal Western)  Previous snippets in this series may be viewed here.

11 comments:

  1. Vampire western - that certainly draws in my attention. You draw up an interesting world with them more as natives and clans and living from the land but mentioning things like newsvids. Entertaining read. Can't wait to see more.

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  2. Hmm.. I'm curious to see your twist on the vampire monster. this looks promising

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  3. Oh! This sounds so exciting. I have got to read more of this. When, when, when? Love the concept.

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  4. Nice combination of foil and imagery. Interesting twist--I'd like to see where you take it.

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  5. Vampires instead of Indians in a Western? Sounds interesting.

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  6. Wow. Fascinating - seeing what they are now versus what they were (or, at least, what the perception was). Cool!

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  7. Terrific combination. It sounds like a great twist on the vampire, which we haven't seen. Love to read more!

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  8. Oh, nice! Interesting concept and you snippet has my attention. Looking forward to seeing more of this!

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  9. Vampires as oppressed, dispossessed refugees? Great concept. And Teague's description of what they are not is superb - a very effective way of stressing the view of them from outside yet confirming that it is not what they really are. I'm looking forward to reading more of this.

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  10. Looking forward to seeing what they are like :)

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  11. I love stories which are a bit different to the norm. Can't wait to read more!

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