The Ten (#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 Human. Last time we met, we were reading some of Young Gods, where Sola–who had recently come into godly powers due to her father’s death–was experiencing a manifestation of those powers: glowing eyes. But the last time  we visited Human, Jack was telling Dr. Hart (who Jack and Adelyn believe has some answers for them about who Adelyn is…and what she is), and today we’re picking up with those reasons. Dr. Hart–Geoffrey–knows he’s hit a wall. He’s ready to talk, what with a gun wound and all.

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“OK, wait,” Geoffrey said, lifting his blood stained hands. His brow shone with sweat. “Wait. I can tell you a lot.”

“Then, do it,” Adelyn cut in.

He flinched, as if he’d forgotten she were there. “The Ten was just a test run for the picotech. Anitech, the firm who’s running the show, already knew picotech worked with most machinery. The Ten was just a good way to do human trials without having to get any humans, you know?”

“Why were they doing human trials?”

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Why, indeed? Ooo. More next week from the blabbing Hart.

Until then: more snippets!

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