A Name (#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

Restrictions

  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 named Adelyn X. And can’t get her out of his head, which leads to trouble, of course.

Last week Adelyn finally got up onto the operating table for her repairs. Meanwhile, Jack’s trying to scratch together some sort of pattern to explain how and why Adelyn’s world has been filled with dead bodies. He’s thinking there’s some sort of conspiracy. He just doesn’t know what kind.

 Jack stared at the note. 6/12 was today’s date and he was going to assume Ax was Adelyn X, but he couldn’t make “junior” add up.

He searched the notes, business cards and receipts lying out, having to fight the urge to simply flash his badge and rummage openly. There had to be something somewhere. Or maybe not. Maybe there was nothing and he was wasting a lot of time. Why the hell was he even willing to take the chance?

He couldn’t help momentarily focusing on the brown slash of skin in his peripheral, but he managed not to look.

His attention swiveled back to the hapless counter where he would continue to beat his head against a brick wall, because he had to face it: most just weren’t so sloppy. But just as he was getting ready to quit, a name stood out: Julian Reynolds.

The note said J.R., not junior. 

A name! Progress. But next week we’ll have to meet someone else before we can meet Reynolds. But there’s still great snippets waiting for you.

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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 XVIHuman XVIIHuman XVIIIHuman XIXHuman XXHuman XXIHuman XXII, Human XXIII.

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12 thoughts on “A Name (#SFFSAT)

  1. Oh!! I love how sluething mind work, and eventually make that ‘click’ of connecting the dots. Good stuff. Like TM said, can’t wait for this to come out!!!

    1. Thanks, TK! I really appreciate that. And I always think it’s so interesting how people put things together. I can’t say I’m very good at it myself, but it’s fun to have someone else do it.

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