Nightmare Excerpt: 11/18/09

Never walk into a war without a plan, Snake said. Never underestimate the enemy. Never let your guard down.
Death looked at the squad of Behemoths around him and had the uncomfortable thought that dying here might be preferable to telling Snake why there were three dead men.
In his favor, Death hadn’t been planning on war.
In Snake’s favor, that didn’t matter. Death should still have been ready. He hated explaining his follies to Snake.
Fury poked his shoulder. “Are you just going to stand there until more arrive?”
He also occasionally hated his wife.
“None of them are moving,” he complained.
“Because they are waiting for more.”
“But I hate attacking stationary opponents.”
“Then think of them as rocks.”
“I don’t like hitting rocks.”
Fury shoved him forward, right into the arms of a very startled Behemoth. Instinct took over, and Death ripped out the creature’s throat with his bare hands.
Then he drew his sword and crouched, prepared for them to come at him.
They tightened ranks. Their wings flared, billowed. Claws slid out of sheaths.
They waited too.


2 Responses to “Nightmare Excerpt: 11/18/09”

  1. amberbiesinger Says:

    I see why you call it Nightmare. Unlike it’s namesakes though, I like it 😀 I keep thinking this, but I’m not sure I’ve ever told you how much I like your style. Well I do 🙂

  2. Jaym Gates Says:

    Awww, thank you darling! That makes my day.

    I was trying to interject some humor here. When your characters have names like ‘Death’ and ‘Fury’–names which are based on their attributes!–it can be a little hard to bring humor into it.

    However, marital battles are ubiquitous! This was a fun scene to write.

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