Friday, April 5, 2013

Josiah Teague: Territorial Agent X


He must be their agent...their defender...their champion. He must right the wrongs and he must restore their honor. He must do the right thing for them. It was his job, his burden, his destiny. 

He must gain the trust of a species who had no reason to trust any human. He must make them understand that they had both been wronged. He must cast aside his kind's petty ambitions and serve the needs of the Vamp people.

As he reached the valley floor, he reined in his mount and stopped. Keeping his hands open and clear of his weapons, he slid from the horse's back and landed, nimbly, on the hard earth. Raising his hands in the ritual greeting, he began the healing process.


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.

9 comments:

  1. I hope the Vamps don't carry a grudge. Otherwise, this healing process may not last very long.

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  2. Looking forward to finding out how he plans on healing things between the two. Great snippet.

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  3. I'm with JC. Sounds like a huge task. Brilliant snippet!!

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  4. I really feel his conviction. You did a really great job with this snippet.

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  5. Wow. Powerful stuff. He's got his work cut out for him, but I sense he's up to the task, as big and daunting as that may be.

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  6. But do they want friendship?
    By the way, your site has a habit of throwing me off to what looks like a commercial investing site. It's happened for two weeks now. When I kill the window, go back to SFF site and relink to your site it stays your site.

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  7. Sorry about that Sue Ann. Got some darned adware that has buried itself somewhere into my computer. Trying to root it out if I can find it. Grrr

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  8. Great snippet. I am so intrigued by this world. Hope he's able to start the healing process...

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  9. This is more awesome stuff, Jeffrey! Keep 'em coming! I wanna buy! =)

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