Answers (#SFFSAT)

It’s the weekend! That means…well, I’m probably in my classroom getting ready for Monday, as there will be bright, shining faces on Monday, but most of the time it means relaxing! And what better way than some great Science Fiction & Fantasy? That’s where #SFFSAT comes in, which is:

Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. On the surface, it’s a web ring of authors who post snippets of their work for comment. In reality, it’s a close-knit group of friends and colleagues working together to support and encourage one another and promote the science fiction and fantasy genres.

– JC Cassels, 2012


  1. Absolutely no erotica or explicit content. This ring is for all ages to read. This is the founding reason for this ring, and any diversions will be removed from the final list on Saturday.
  2. Length of snippets:
    • Prose: 4 – 10 sentences.
    • Poetry: 4 – 10 lines.
  3. Any and all comments on the authors’ work are welcome, but please take care to keep them constructive.

Last week, Jack, our detective, finally got the authorization required to allow Adelyn the android to speak freely. He’s finally getting somewhere! Jack speaks first today.

“Did you kill Dr. Bahun?”

“Of course not.”

“Who did?”

“I do not know the man’s name, but I do have images of his face and evidence of the crime, if you would like that?”

“If I would—of course, I want it, Adelyn.”

“I will upload it to one of your servers. It will be made available momentarily.” She tilted her head, and her eyes seemed to become a bit unfocused. She blinked sleepily and then smiled. “You have it.”

Next week, we’ll fast-forward a bit to get to know Adelyn a little more. But for now you can check out the other spectacular #SFFSAT snippets by going straight to the source. Enjoy. See you next week!

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To catch up on my snippets, past “installments”: Human Snippet IHuman Snippet IIHuman Snippet IIIHuman Snipet IVHuman Snippet VHuman Snippet VIHuman Snippet VII, Human VIII.


12 thoughts on “Answers (#SFFSAT)

  1. It takes the saying, “Just the facts” to a whole new level. But can the facts be taken out of context…hmmmm. Guess we’ll have to wait and see. I always enjoy dialogue focused scenes/snippets. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Ys, they can. And to some degree, she is. But I’m not sure if we’ll be able to uncover why is ten sentences. It’s like a book-long question and answer. Heh. Glad you’re still enjoying it!

    1. She is! In fact, she boasts the face at several points in the ms. She is very smart, and sly, like you said. But naive is many ways as well, which I think is the appeal of androids. At least how I write ’em. Thanks for coming by, Melisse.

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