Sunday Excerpt — April 13, 2014

More from Sanguine, a science fiction novel (still in progress) with elements of semi-paranormal M/M romance.

(I am done with beta readers, and Sanguine is in next-to-final-edit stage, so this is still a work in progress and the following lines may or may not have been hacked and recombined and creatively punctuated to fit into 10 sentences.)

Skipping ahead a bit to start introducing some other characters – and a few bits of Gregor’s past.  In this post, Kaen and Gregor have gone to clean out Gregor’s quarters on the station.  Kaen  has been looking through a photo album while Gregor packs.


“How long have you been gone?”

“Six years, Master.  I left when I was sixteen, traveling with my Uncle Sergiu.”

“What happened?”  Kaen asked, hearing an odd note in Gregor’s voice.

“He…”  He took a deep breath.  “It is a long story, Master.”

“Tell me.”

Gregor sighed.  “We were in the Kirril quadrant, and we got caught up in one of the spats between the Solovei and the Erid’thu.   We were safe enough – we were passengers on board a Paragon class trader – but when we went planet-side we… We landed just before an assault team of Erid’thu.” 

“He was killed?”

“Not… not right away.”





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11 responses to “Sunday Excerpt — April 13, 2014

  1. Oh, that poor boy! And his uncle, too. I’ve no idea what Erid’thu are, yet, but they don’t sound gentle and benevolent.

  2. I like the name Erid’thu. The sound of it alone says that they are a violent group. I also enjoyed the dialogue between the characters, even though it ended on a sour note. Great snippet!

  3. Great snippet–love the interplay between the two,

  4. Karen Michelle Nutt

    His uncle didn’t get killed right away. Sounds like he suffered at the hands of the Erid’thu. I like the the conversation with these two as they get to know each other better. Lovers, but also friends.

    • Thanks. I’m glad you like it. I really love these two. (Well, I tend to love all my characters — why else write them?) And, yes, they are friends as well as lovers, equal partners (according to Kaen — unequal partners according to Gregor. LOLL)

  5. mikeakin1

    I enjoy how you express by description, the tone in the voices. Loved it!

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