PC, news-friendly gods (#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.


Today I’m sharing more of Young Gods. Last time we met, Sola was thinking about the fact that time should take a break when someone dies–this someone is her dad. Who was a god. And has no transferred all of his cosmic power to her. And she still has to go to school. Not even a note from her mom can get her out of it. She’s on an attendance contract, and the last thing she needs is another visit from the social worker. We pick up where we left off.

That wasn’t going to cut it with the attendance clerk. Not that everyone didn’t know about gods. They just didn’t know about gods. Not the details. You didn’t share those secrets unless you wanted to get your head cut off. Literally. No, what everyone knew was the PC, news-friendly gods—with faults just like yours. We’re not perfect. We’re not all powerful…just really, really powerful.

Either way, I was going to school.

We’ll see  how well that goes. I mean, if I actually write today. Ass is seat. Fingers on keyboard. That’s all there is to it, right?

Next: more snippets!



15 thoughts on “PC, news-friendly gods (#SFFSAT)

    1. They are. I like how very messed up they can be. :) As far as dealing with school, she’s going to do alright. And then everything is going to tank. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be a book. Or a wanna-be book.

  1. Still loving the dynamic here. Sola is dealing with conflict on two entirely different levels. She now has the power of her father, a god, but still struggles with having to go to school. Gym class should be fun. Great snippet – as always.

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