Daily Snippit: Science Fiction

Sometimes it all starts with a name. A sudden whim that snares it and dresses it in in blue jeans, a worn gray t-shirt, and work boots slightly past their prime.

Two eyes, not green, not silver, just a pleasant shade of brown. Short rough hair, unkempt and rustling in the stiff breeze like winter grasses. A smudge of oil, or grease in neon orange above one eyebrow, forgotten in the focus of the moment.

Two arms encased in fleather-light metal, extend into the belly of the craft, feeding images and data to the screen that clings by some arcane attraction to the hull. A string of muttered curses, rolling from the lips. A grimace and that sharp keen look of hunting in the eyes.

What better place that wedged beneath a battered scoutship hull, badgered by your friends and teammates and dreaming of duct tape.

All from nothing but a name…

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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