Nine #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 Adelyn finally began to explain why she’s so special and why she has decided to confide in Jack.

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In a situation where I am supposed to be nervous, like this, I am not programmed to merely react with characteristics typical of anxiety. I am anxious. My heart, and it is a human heart, feels like it’ll burst at any moment. My eyes are burning because I might cry.”

“Why? What is the big secret?” To avoid taking her hands, he held his cup. It was safer.

“I’m telling you,” she said distraughtly. “I’m the secret, Jack. One of the secrets.”

“What are you talking about?”

“Adelyn X. Adelyn 10. There are nine others.”

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Cue campy dun-dun-dun. :) More next week.

Until next time: more snippets.

 

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5 thoughts on “Nine #sffsat

  1. I love Jack’s response to Adelyn’s revelation – he holds his cup to stop himself holding her hand. Very clever detail – it tells us a great deal about Jack’s mixed feelings in just a few words.

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