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
- 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.
- Length of snippets:
- Prose: 4 – 10 sentences.
- Poetry: 4 – 10 lines.
- Any and all comments on the authors’ work are welcome, but please take care to keep them constructive.
I’ve been sharing snippets from a wip called Human: a tale about a detective who meets an android. And can’t get her out of his head, which leads to trouble, of course.
Last week Jack apologized for getting handsy when he interrupted Adelyn going out for repairs. This week we pick up with the two having left her apartment for the actual repairs via Jack’s vehicle. Adelyn isn’t a fan.
When Jack pulled up outside of the repair shop Adelyn had directed him to, the android promptly jumped off of the vehicle, tearing her helmet off to give him the angriest, most frightened look he’d ever seen on a robot’s face.
“What?” Jack laughed, sliding off of the bike himself. The sleek, metal body gleamed in the dim light that filtered through the sky-scraping buildings around them. They were in the Reigel district, aptly nicknamed “mod city.” Most of the shops and buildings were barely legal locales that specialized in giving anyone the little boost they so desperately needed to remain current.
“What?” Adelyn repeated incredulously. “Were you trying to terrify me? Test the robot?”
“Of course not,” Jack said defensively. “Don’t be ridiculous.”
It seems he’s gotten himself right back into trouble. More next week. Until then: SFFSAT snippets to entertain all day.
Past SFFSAT snippets: Human Snippet I, Human Snippet II, Human Snippet III, Human Snipet IV, Human Snippet V, Human Snippet VI, Human Snippet VII, Human Snippet VIII, Human Snippet IX, Human Snippet X, Human XI, Human XII, Human XIII, Human XIV, Human XV, Human XVI.