Friday, February 22, 2013

Josiah Teague: Territorial Agent IV


As the sun rose higher, one of the females caught sight of Teague. She gestured and said something in the odd speech of the Vamps. The natives dropped whatever and assembled into a loose pack. No weapons were visible to Teague. 

A tall being with shoulder-length gray hair stepped from the central lodge tent. He was still muscular and fit and his exposed chest and arms were heavily scarred. He shielded his eyes and gazed up the trail at Teague. Even from this distance, the agent felt the oldster's eyes boring in to him as he shifted nervously in his saddle.

The old vampire slowly raised one arm and made a beckoning motion to Teague. Show time, the agent murmured, as he rode slowly down to the valley floor and his new career began.


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.

8 comments:

  1. Great snip. Looking forward to seeing where this leads.

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  2. Interesting to see where this goes--I have to say I was a little confused that the natives were far away, the oldster shielded his eyes, and then the agent could still feel/see the eyes on him. Or maybe that was the mystique of it all.

    We hope Josiah's first mission goes well.
    But then where would the fun be in that? :)

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  3. You will learn, in further snippets, there is far more to the Vamps than meets the eye. They disguise their potential and diffuse suspicion through seeming to appear less capable than they are. Won't spoil things by saying more.

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  4. Interesting premise. I like the set up here. I will be watching this unfold with great interest.

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  5. I, too, am curious as to where this goes. Great snippet!

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  6. Cowboys and vampires, eh? (Sorry, I've lived next door to Canada too long.) btw Jarn's here, but I forgot to sign him up. jarnianconfederation.wordpress.com.

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  7. Nice. I'm looking forward to seeing where you go with this.

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