Nothing but trouble… (#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 Human. Last time we met Jack told Adelyn that he knew the most important thing her kind. She’s asked him just what that was.


She pulled her shoulders back. She was ready for a fight.

“That they’re trouble.”*

She looked surprised to smile. “Yes, I guess we are. As far as being able to forget, yes, I can. I can do most things humans can do. It seems I get all of your strengths and weaknesses, along with a few special problems of my own.”

“Like glowing eyes?”

“Well, that only occurs in times of high emotion,” she said shyly. He watched her fiddle with a loose string on her borrowed t-shirt. “Is this a friend’s?”

“An ex’s.”

“Ah,” she said. She took another slow sip of her tea.


I’m sure she’s totally casual about the fact that she’s wearing Jack’s ex’s clothes. But we’ll just see next week. Now, remember–if you’ve never tried out SFFSAT, you SHOULD. Because the contirbutors are awesome and supportive and great for bouncing ideas off of! And also–I’ll enter you into a drawing to win free books by the OGs of SFFSAT.

Until next time: more snippets.


*Made me think of Phantogram’s “Nothing but Trouble.” Super great track. Perfect for Adlelyn.


8 thoughts on “Nothing but trouble… (#SFFSAT)

  1. Is Jack talking about androids or women? No, don’t answer that – I suspect I’m in enough trouble just from asking the question… And I don’t believe Adelyn is being particularly casual about wearing clothing belonging to Jack’s ex – the fact that the original owner is an ex seems to be important to her. Or am I making rash assumptions? Good snippet – I’m looking forward to where this is going.

    1. Ha! <3 Seriously. Points to you for being bold enough to dance the dangerous dance with such remarks. You've escaped unscathed. This time.

      No, you're not making rash assumptions. You summed it up perfectly, really She's like any other lady. Wearing the clothes of the ex of a guy who you like is pretty weird. Whew! That was article/preposition heavy. Ick.

      So glad you enjoyed!

  2. So…jealousy is apparently one of the emotions that carry over to Adelyn also. I see definite trouble brewing for Jack with where this is heading. “It’s a trap!” Adelyn’s going for the set up, let’s see if Jack can smooth his way out. Looking forward to next week’s snippet. You never disappoint.

    1. And the best part is…she’s never had cause to be jealous, so she has no idea how to deal with it. She’s in the thick of it. Yes, he’s charting some scary territory. He should be careful. She can punch a hole through a steel door.

      Wow, thanks! So nice.

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