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 named Adelyn X. And can’t get her out of his head, which leads to trouble, of course. But today I’m going to try something new. We’ll return to Human next week, but I’ve been playing with a YA idea lately and I’m trying it out on you lovely folks.
Last week Jack discovered that he was Adelyn’s machinist and we’ll check back with them next week. For now, the first ten lines of Young Gods. As far as I know, it’s about its namesake: young gods. Phenomenal powers, teenage control. :)
The moment that I woke up, I knew three things: that everything below 200 pounds in my mom’s two bedroom apartment was floating, that my dad was dead, and that as a result, I had inherited his power.
There was a mere heartbeat, one gargantuan concussion, and in the next big thud beneath my ribs, my mom screamed, “Sola!”
I squeezed down on everything that I knew was power and my dresser, eye level with me and floating toward my face, shuddered. My desk dropped to the ground in a loud whump, along with a hail of shoes, comics and homework I thought I turned in.
But the bed was still airborne and so was the dresser.
“Sola!” Mom had reached shrill level 7. I needed to hurry.
“I’m trying,” I yelled back.
And I was.
Alright, enough exploring! Back to our favorite android next week. Until then, get your science-fiction and fantasy fix: great snippets ahoy! All aboard! . :)