Disturbing Thrills (#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 Adelyn got done telling Jack that his driving would result in his skimmer (vehicle like a bike) being broken into itty bitty pieces. Now, Jack’s reaction.

Her face was unbelievable when infused with emotion: her features softened, her eyes brightened, lips moistened. He couldn’t look away even as the small warning whistled in the back of his head; he was starting to get a high from upsetting an android. No, not just an android—specifically, Adelyn X. He didn’t have a chance to reply before she brushed past him, grumbling, “Come on. Zed’s waiting.”

He followed her into the shop, glancing at its glowing sign that simply read “Repairs.” Inside, the windowless, squat building was filled with a soft, blue light. Everything was cold and remote. There was a waiting area with uncomfortable looking chairs, but Adelyn walked straight past the counter, ignoring the person standing behind it. Jack trailed her as she went into a room with a rickety sliding door and it almost caught Jack’s arm as he stepped in behind her quickly.

How mysterious. More next week. But now: you may now step into the speculation zone. Dun nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh.


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, Human XVII, Human XVIII, Human XIX.


16 thoughts on “Disturbing Thrills (#SFFSAT)

  1. Oh, man, Jack. What are you getting yourself into?

    Wonderful snippet, as always. When are you going to finish/publish this so I can read it all, huh? ;)

    1. He’s going further down into the rabbit hole than he ever thought he would. ;) Thank you, Katje. It technically is finished, but as to when it will be published? Who knows? I did give the synopsis to my agent, but only the universe knows what the result will be.

  2. Good thing I decided to check your site to see if you posted (a noticed quite a few got cut this week). Oh wells… Love it, and I can see nothing but trouble following! Good luck with finding a place for this!! Keep us in the loop!! :)

    1. I didn’t even notice that I’d been cut until you mentioned it! I recounted my sentences just now—11. I miscounted last night. That’s my bad. :( I’ll do better next week. But I’m glad you stopped by, too. Thank you for the kind words and I’ll definitely keep you in the loop. :)

  3. jmfilipowicz says:

    You know your snippet is good when someone scrolls down to the next post for more. This is even better! I might just join the sci fi fantasy Saturday next week!

    1. I completely agree and am terribly flattered. Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed and would love if you’d join #SFFSAT, just make sure you DON’T post more than ten sentences–no matter their length. :)

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