This is my first time participating in any of the SFR Brigade stuff and I'm excited about it. Be sure to check out the other snippets!
I'm presenting, for the first time online, 200 words from my completed SFR "My Name Is A'yen", back cover blurb here. It's from the opening scene. A'yen is a slave, along with the rest of his race, and he's been in limbo for a year after the death of his owner. Please join A'yen as he sees his future wife for the first time.
His internal clock hit twenty minutes at the exact moment a pair of black boots appeared. The small feet said they belonged to a woman, but he dared not look up. This hold keeper was liberal in his punishment. The feet stepped closer. “You were owned by a cartographer?” Indeed, a woman.
“A member of the guild?”
“You can look up.”
He did, and the breath left his body. Five inches shorter than his six feet four, but petite at the same time. Hair dark as a black hole framed a kind looking face, with bright green eyes studying him. She glanced down at her tablet again and he sucked air into his lungs. Never before had he found a human woman so attractive.