You mean you can’t kill your staff? SFFS snippets, away!

Today we have another snippet from TRIAD:

WHEN Trezanna woke up, she lay on her back, unsure of her whereabouts, someone crying out in pain near her, the room lit by blazing emergency lights that dazzled some sections of the room, but left the rest in darkness. She guessed it was the infirmary. She tried to push herself upright, but found herself restrained on a medical table. Her navy blue jumpsuit had been cut away in the upper right quadrant, and she was freezing.

“Boring!”

Her chief medical officer appeared from behind a blood-flecked curtain under the lights at the far end of the room. Eugene Boring was humanoid—bipedal, nearly human—but his Eponan physiology dictated he was short, squat and hairless, his skin tinged with a slightly jaundiced appearance. His eyes, a deep piercing violet, sparkled with good humor as he scanned her. “Ah, Len, you’re among the living. Nice for you.”

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Posted on April 27, 2012, in book, science fiction, writing and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Enjoyed the snippet…definitely want to find out what happened (and what happens next)!

  2. Oh, that was nice…”Boring!” Haha…it’s his name…had me going there for a moment.

  3. “Boring!” Nice touch, and great snippet – definitely a great teaser.

  4. “Nice for you.” — . So not so good for someone else then, huh? Great snip!

  5. Love the name – Boring! lol. Great description, too! 😀

  6. Love it! You had me! Great snippet!

  7. All kinds of directions this could go.

  8. I like your choice of names! Great snippet! Looking forward to see where this one goes.

  9. Great hook. I can’t wait to see what happened. 🙂

  10. love this snippet!! Not “Boring!” in the slightest!
    So many questions from a so few lines!
    I think this is definitely my fave of the day (no disrespect to all the other wonderful snippets).
    Very well done.

  11. Boring’s response reminds me of Dr. House. I love it! Great snippet.

  12. I’m glad she’s going to make it. Like the alien doctor and touch of humor.

  13. Thanks, everyone, for stopping by!

  14. Yeah, how nice for them, snort!

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