Saturday, December 27, 2014

Reid Stories: Wool by Hugh Howey and Vecto: Vengeance Chapter 4.9

Here's a book trailer for Wool by Hugh Howey:

"Silo is a series of science fiction novellas, also available as a single novel, by American writer Hugh Howey.[1] Film rights to the story have been sold to 20th Century Fox;[2] director Ridley Scott and Steve Zaillian expressed interest in the film adaptation.[3][4]" - Wikipedia

Here's where you can buy it: Wool

And here's the last Vecto: Vengeance scene of the week:

(Previously: Leroy traps Vecto with his chi, but Vecto had scattered teleportation disks on the ground that Vecto can use to fire at Leroy. The match ends with a draw, which means Vecto must have brunch with Leroy, and Leroy must tell Vecto about Zendora.)

Minutes later, Crysilis and Streamline were sitting at a dinner table as the Asian-like kid sat straight with his hands resting on his lap.

"So, uh, are you sure Vecto and Leroy will be here?" Crysilis asked.

The kid nodded.

"Don't matter to me. We get to eat!" Streamline said, resting his arms on the table with wooden utensils in his hand.

"And how are you going to eat with your helmet on?" Crysilis asked, looking at his decrepit, rusty-brown armor.

"Same to you," Streamline cut back.

Crysilis paused to think about it, as his cyborg-clad body didn't need food, and he hasn't removed his helmet in years. He then diverted his attention back to the stranger.

"So what's your name?" Crysilis asked.

"Feit," the young man said and slightly bowed his head.

"Oh, well that's a nice name," Crysilis nodded. "So what do you do?"

"I train under Master Leroy Johnson in the arts."

"So you draw," Crysilis asked.

Feit gave him a bizarre look. "No, I train under martial arts. Mr. Johnson is quite the expert."

"Food's ready!" Jebadiah said as he tossed steak in the air, catching them with plates. He then slid over-easy eggs beside the entrées and gave his guests the food, followed by Feit. He broke off pieces of a loaf of bread and placed them on the dishware. He adeptly readied Vecto and Leroy's plates and placed them on the table by their empty wooden chairs. As he was pouring orange juice into their cups, his right eye caught Streamline picking up the bread.

He snatched it from him.

"We'll wait on the master, first," he said and placed the bread back on his plate. He then heard the screen door open. "Ah, there he is."

Leroy walked in the kitchen with new overalls and a faded shirt, wearing another straw hat. Following him was Vecto. Vecto ducked under the door and was not expecting to see Crysilis and Streamline there.

"Crysilis? Streamline?" he said, glancing their way.

"Oh, good, so you're both alive!" Crysilis was relieved. "I thought you two would've killed each other!"

"It is fine now," Vecto said as he nodded at Feit as a greeting.

Leroy looked at the two new guests. "Well I'll be! We got some more company," he said and reached out his hand to shake Crysilis'. "Howdy! I'm Leroy Johnson."

Crysilis cautiously raised his hand, knowing that Leroy has never really seen him before.

Leroy snatched it, shaking it wildly. He did the same to Streamline and pulled his chair out, flopping down in it. But he noticed Vecto was still standing.

"Well don't be shy. Take a load off yer feet," Leroy motioned for Vecto to sit.

Vecto moved the chair out and awkwardly rested his midsection on the seat.

"Welp. I'm all plum wore out. So I reckon it's time for some chow," Leroy said as he removed his hat for the blessing of the food. "Jebadiah," he nodded for him to the do the honors.

Jebadiah removed his top hat, revealing his bald head, which offset his thick beard, and placed it to his heart, bowing his head.

Then Streamline finally removed his helmet.

(What does Streamline look like under his helmet? And what does Leroy know about Zendora? Find out more by purchasing the book. You can buy my Vecto: Vengeance light novel on Amazon here: Vecto: Vengeance.)

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