Lighthouse Eyes (#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.

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

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Today I’m sharing more of Young Gods. Last time we met, Sola’s mom had Sola take a look in a mirror. This is because Sola had blood-red, glowing eyes. A bit of a shocker after learning of her dad’s death and her newly granted and supercharged powers. Now, we start with Sola’s mom trying to calm her down.

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She told me to take deep breaths, and I took them.

“Take back your power. You have the control. It isn’t any different now.”

That was a lie. Everything was different now. This wasn’t the kind of power that levitated an orange. It was the kind that threw cruise ships, uprooted buildings, snapped the Golden Bridge.  And it wanted to be used. Otherwise, it wouldn’t have manifested physically in the form of lighthouses for eyes.

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Looks like it’s going to be a long day for Sola. So, there is where we will leave off with Young Gods. Next week, more of Human with Jack and Adelyn X.

Until then: more snippets!

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18 thoughts on “Lighthouse Eyes (#SFFSAT)

  1. Not sure why I had thought there was a bus driver involved in last week’s snippet…guess I need to slow down when I’m reading and read the pre-snippet info a bit more carefully too. Still a fun story so far. :-)

  2. S.A. Check says:

    I “gift” that demands to be used. I don’t think Sola can re-gift this present from her father. Nothing like a good old internal struggle and I think Sola’s is just rising. (Like the moon, get it, blood red moons…never mind). I like how you named your snippet too – I may have to steal that.

    1. Feel free. Glad you liked the title so much. No, Sola can definitely not re-gift for obvious reasons. Sola is just coming into her power. And no, I totally get the moon reference. It was awesome. Lol.

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