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

I have also started sharing Young Gods, a YA wip about its namesake.


Last week I asked y’all what you thought about the first ten lines to a YA idea that’s recently caught my attention. You seemed to like it, which made me even more excited, of course. So, I’m working on that and will share more as I move along. But today we’re back to Human. Last time we checked in Jack had just discovered that he was Adelyn’s machinist.  Dr. Hart has just said that she’s a marvel, but h has more to say on the matter. He speaks first.

“She’s quite valuable.”

Jack didn’t like the sound of that. “She’s not for sale.”

“Oh, no, of course not,” Geoffrey chortled, lugging his considerable weight up the wall. “No.” He inched sideways.  “Sai,” he said quietly.

“What the hell does that mean?” Jack snapped.

“Ask Adelyn.”

Jack turned in time to see Adelyn careen backwards toward the floor, stiff as a plank. 

That image makes me laugh every time. It’s not supposed to be a funny moment, but I still laugh.  Until then, great  snippets!



24 thoughts on “Valuable (#SFFSAT)

  1. And then things got real. Looks like Jack has a few more things to learn about Adelyn. Nice literary left hook. I wasn’t expecting it and I can’t wait to see where it goes. Awesome…as always.

    1. Kinda. He was leaning against it, sitting with his back to it. He then used the wall, pushing back with his elbow and shoulder, to get up. If it sounded like him scuttling up the wall, I’ll take that, though. Pretty gross image for a pretty gross dude.

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