Weekend Writing Warriors – Orpheus and the Camera Man 5

March 16, 2014

Welcome friends, followers, and Weekend Writing Warriors!

I’m still sharing snippets from my my modern fantasy short, Orpheus and the Cameraman. Tony has asked Marshall to be his guide into the underworld to fetch back Tony’s dead girlfriend, and Marshall has his own reason for wanting to go…

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One week after they got back to campus, Tony knocked on Marshall’s door, bringing research.

“This is everything we’ll need,” he said. “Most of it is from a Greek monk I found in Caledonia, but I’ve checked it out as much as I could with second opinions. I trust him, I believe he’s done his part, and he’ll come through for us if you do.”

“And he said that I’m somebody who can lead the way into Hades’ underworld?”

“Yeah. I gave him a token of you.”  Tony tossed a black lens cap into the air, and Marshall caught it, growling.  “You ready with your psi-camera stuff?”

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Weekend Writing Warriors – Orpheus and the Camera Man 4

March 9, 2014

Welcome friends, followers, and Weekend Writing Warriors!

I’m still sharing snippets from my my modern fantasy short, Orpheus and the Cameraman

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“Nobody’s ever come back from the afterlife with psi-camera footage.”

“And what, you want to be the first?” Tony asked.

“Yeah, sure.  If you can find the way to Hades’ Underworld, I’ll be your psi guide, if I can film it.  And you’ll need something special to bargain with.  I’ve heard you play guitar, buddy, and Orpheus you’re not.”

 

Marshall went back home over winter break, to have Saturnalia dinner with the folks and everything. (He didn’t pray to Saturn himself, but found it was never worth arguing about religion with family.)

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Weekend Writing Warriors – Orpheus and the Camera Man 3

March 2, 2014

Welcome friends, followers, and Weekend Writing Warriors!

I’m still sharing snippets from my my modern fantasy short, Orpheus and the Cameraman

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“Do you really expect me to go with you to the Kingdom of Hades? Yeah, it’s possible, and I think my psi rating is high enough to qualify, but that’s some dangerous shit, man.”

“I’d go anywhere, no matter how dangerous, for Felicity. Hoped you cared about her that much too.”

“Yeah, well stuff it, asshole.” Marshall got out of the chair and paced back and forth along the edge of the little study area surrounded by bookshelves. Then he turned back to Tony. “You ever heard of a psi-camera?”

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Weekend Writing Warriors – Orpheus and the Camera Man 2

February 23, 2014

Welcome friends, followers, and Weekend Writing Warriors!

It was time for a change, so I started sharing snippets from my my modern fantasy short, Orpheus and the Camera Man

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Tony leaned over and fixed Marshall with a hard stare. “Why didn’t you ever tell me you had a high psi rating?”

“Well . . . I haven’t known for long, never learned to do much with it, and it hasn’t exactly come up in conversation, man. Why is it coming up in conversation now?”

“The Roads to the Afterlife, man! I’ve been consulting holy men, trying to find out what happened to Felicity. She’s stuck in the Greek underworld, possibly an attendant of Hades’ court, and they bargain with mortals, sometimes. You’ve read the story of Orpheus, right?”

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Weekend Writing Warriors – Orpheus and the Camera Man 1

February 16, 2014

Welcome friends, followers, and Weekend Writing Warriors!

It’s time for a change, so I’ll start sharing snippets from my my modern fantasy short, Orpheus and the Camera Man

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Marshall Frey looked up from his humanities essay notes to see Tony Santoro standing on the other side of the university library table.  “Hey, bud.  How’re you doing?”  Tony just shrugged.  “It was–well, it was an interesting funeral service.”

Tony laughed bitterly as he sat down, and a few images flashed through Marshall’s mind of the Celtic wake for Felicity.  Marshall met Felicity in high school, and they’d been friends for most of that time; hooked up once, but decided that really wasn’t a good idea.  Felicity had only met Tony a few months before she found out she had inoperable cancer.

“I don’t see why they gave her Last Rites with that foul Irish Trickster,” Tony said after a moment.

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