Hand Me Down (#SFFSAT)

‘Tis Saturday and I am sleeping in. But when I wake up I’ll enjoy all of the#SFFSAT goodness that’s posted around the interwebs. Some of that #SFFSAT-ness os right here! So, a little welcome, a little background:

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.

Right, so last week Jack the detective found out that the android Adelyn had been working on her “work” for 347. Naturally, he’s curious as to how that’s possible, the circumstances, etc.  She’s told him she’s been witness to many’a crime and he’s asked for details. We’re jumping into the conversation with Adelyn speaking first.

“If you want me to list the names of people murdered, the times…how I was connected to them? It would be quite a long list to recite, though I can send the list to the same server I sent it to before.”

“I would appreciate that,” Jack said slowly. “But I’d still like it if you’d explain how you’ve been privy to this information.”

“Well, I’ve been passed down from researcher to researcher in the past three centuries, compiling all of the data each scientist has worked on.”

“What? Passed down? Like…from person to person?”

“Yes. Passed down would imply from person to person.”

She’s got a sense of humor, Adelyn. Next week I think we’ll fast-forward to another place in the book and check some other stuff out. But you should check out all of the other snippets first! Quality speculative fiction, fun day of reading. Enjoyed.


To catch up on my snippets, past “installments”: Human Snippet IHuman Snippet IIHuman Snippet IIIHuman Snipet IVHuman Snippet VHuman Snippet VIHuman Snippet VIIHuman Snippet VIIIHuman Snippet IXHuman Snippet X, Human XI.


8 thoughts on “Hand Me Down (#SFFSAT)

    1. Thanks, Sarah. I love her, too, though she’s not terribly interesting all by herself. Like, I can’t say she’s got a great personality. It’s so-so. But she’s stubborn. And determined. And I like that in my women. Androids. Women androids. And Jack–well, yes, you said it best!

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