Another weekend means another snippet from Firstborn. Chapter 2 and Erik just managed to stay alive. Only now he faces problems of a less fantastic nature. Enjoy

With a blood-curdling scream, its corpse disintegrated into dust with the same pop that was audible when it had magically appeared.

Detective March chose that exact moment to burst into the room through the window and in seconds the room was littered with police.

“Nice job, er— Holy shit,” Roland exclaimed as he pointed at my guns.

I raised them to eye level and examined the damage. The barrels had completely melted and molten steel was dripping down like water. “How the hell?” I remarked as I emptied the guns from any bullets, and tentatively pulled their triggers. As I did so, both pistols simply exploded into a million pieces, leaving me standing there with nothing but a pair of nearly broken grips. I looked up and saw the entire population of the room staring at me, shaking their heads in disbelief. I glanced at the nearest police officer, a blonde female.

“I’m too hot to handle.”

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11 comments on “SFFS
  1. Chantal says:

    Wow – was that brave or stupid to pull the triggers?? Luckily it was only the grips that were broken!

  2. Mad Writer says:

    Don't forget the part about the molten barrels. Takes some hardcore action to melt a gun internally

  3. Peter Vialls says:

    Steel melting? What the heck did that? And I love the phrase "littered with police" – made me chuckle. Nice snippet.

  4. T. M. Hunter says:

    Fun snippet. Definitely takes some really hot action to melt steel…though I'm not sure the police will take too kindly to someone exploding two barrels while they were in the room. Hope he doesn't get tossed in jail. 😉

  5. S A Check says:

    takes smoking gun up to a whole new level. Last line is great – just explodes two guns in a room full of police and shoots off a one liner. Classic.

  6. JC Cassels says:

    Gotta have a great quip handy when the barrels of your guns are melting. The police have come to expect that. I think they're disappointed when they don't get it. It gives them something to talk about over beers in the bar after work.

  7. TKToppin says:

    Hee hee. I remember this part. 😀

  8. Too hot magically? He loses more guns that way ….

  9. “I’m too hot to handle.” I'll say. Melting your own guns… side effect of the magic?

  10. taraquan.com says:

    So did they melt because of firing too quickly or because of the magic? Either way, pretty bad ass.

  11. Cary Caffrey says:

    Nice touch with the pistol grips. Very entertaining snippet. Well done!

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