Blind as a bat (#Sffsat)

So, Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday: a mouthful, a blog  hop, a hive mind of the most geek-tastic brains out there. Some guidelines, a little welcome:

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.

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 the detective scared Adelyn the android down to her bolts when he gave her a ride to her repair shop. She yelled at him for driving the way he did and he called her ridiculous. Her reply:

“Ridiculous?” Adelyn cried, nearly throwing the passenger helmet at him. “What’s ridiculous is that thing!” She pointed at his skimmer. It sat on the ground now, shining quietly, but only moments before, it had been hurtling at dangerous, though contained speeds, barely flying above the ground. “That shouldn’t even be legal. How you force yourself on it is beyond me. I mean, you’ve got no modification to speak of, so, you’re blind as a bat on that thing. Actually, excuse my comparison.”

She jabbed her finger at Jack, then. “Bats can navigate in the dark; you cannot.”

She’s not done yet. Next week, Adelyn gives Jack more of her mind. Until then: enjoy more speculative ooo. (And if you really were looking for more of Jack and Adelyn, I have a look into further in the novel with a few pics and a song).


Past SFFSAT snippets: Human Snippet IHuman Snippet IIHuman Snippet IIIHuman Snipet IVHuman Snippet VHuman Snippet VIHuman Snippet VIIHuman Snippet VIIIHuman Snippet IXHuman Snippet XHuman XIHuman XIIHuman XIIIHuman XIVHuman XVHuman XVI, Human XVII.


17 thoughts on “Blind as a bat (#Sffsat)

  1. Haha. I love how she tells him off here. I just went back and read through all your snippets (I knew I’d missed a few this summer), and this story is incredible. I can’t wait until it’s available in its entirety. Please don’t ever stop writing.

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