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.
I have also started sharing Young Gods, a YA wip about its namesake.
Today I’m sharing more of Human. Last week Dr. Hart seemingly paralyzed Adelyn the android. Well, Jack has to stop him. Most of y’all guessed what was coming.
He aimed at the man’s right calf, took a deep breath and squeezed the trigger as he exhaled. The resounding crack was lost in the hum of the city, but Jack heard the telltale cry of being pierced by a bullet. He walked to catch up to Geoffrey now, wiping the sweat under his ear with a quick shoulder shrug, more comfortable with keeping both hands on his firearm.
Geoffrey lay clutching his leg, blood pumping between his fingers sluggishly. “What the f[ ]? You f[ ]ing shot me!”
“You f[ ]ing froze my droid.” Jack paused at his phrasing, and then mentally shrugged it off.
“You didn’t have to shoot me.”
“You act like I’m the one in the wrong here, Dr. Hart.”
He had to shoot the leg. What else could he have shot, not knowing how to help Adelyn? The rest of what Jack has to say about Dr. Hart next week. :) Until next week: equally fun and speculative snippets to read!