Restroom Break (#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.

Happy New Year! Felt so odd not forgetting to sign up till the last minute. :) Last week we heard more from Rome, friend to Jack. Jack is asking Rome for help to figure out what conspiracy, if any, is happening. Rome agrees and as the introductions wind down, Adelyn announces something surprising.

“I need to use the restroom.”

The men looked at her and then looked at each other. “The restroom?” Rome squeaked.

Adelyn narrowed her eyes. “Yes. I pee. I also—”

“Down the hall, second door on the right,” Rome yelled over her. She stood primly, smoothed down her grey skirt and walked down the hall. 

More next week, but there are more snippets, and they’re awesome.

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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, Human XX, Human XXI, Human XXII, Human XXIII, Human XXIV, Human XXV, Human XXVI.

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19 thoughts on “Restroom Break (#SFFSAT)

  1. Great dialogue, with some interesting subtext that I can’t quite put a finger on, but that sets me on edge for the next part. ‘All is not well’ would be kind of scratching the surface.

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