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Saturday, 6 October 2012

Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday #49

Hello! Welcome to another #sffsat post this weekend. I thought I'd share a snippet from my up-coming release, Terms & Conditions Apply, a science fiction romance short story. Here, the two main characters are meeting for the first time, but Marie isn't all that impressed...



“Perhaps I can be of service?”
Marie stared at him…at it. She’d heard about the VA avatars but never been so close to one. She’d learned from the space station’s blurb that the main AI took the form of a young Indian woman called Ganesa, spoken of with as much reverence as the bronze-cast deity behind her. This particular avatar had been crafted into a ruggedly handsome, if stereotypically human, male. Thick blond hair left a shade too long framed his face perfectly; darker brows arched over eyes the most glorious shade of deep blue she’d ever seen. He was broad shouldered and athletic, and the thin, snug-fitting one-piece in gray outlined the well-defined musculature of his torso in a way no doubt intended to draw attention and tease the imagination of potential clients. A shapely hint of what lay beneath without full disclosure, like the metallic foil used to cover chocolate treats. Also a complete contrast to the man she’d hoped to see, and all too perfect to be real.
“I don’t need your service, thank you very much.

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9 comments:

  1. Where can I read the entire story?

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  2. Thanks, T.M! This hasn't been released yet, should hopefully be next month. :)

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  3. I agree...great description! I also liked the insistence at the end.

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  4. I have to cast my die with the others. Very well detailed!

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  5. An excellent use of description and language. And of will, considering what it sounds like this AI looks like!

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  6. Love the line likening him to chocolate wrapped in foil. As always you say so much with your word choice.

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  7. Artificial INTELLIGENCE? Sounds like a lot more that that!

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  8. Ooh, I remember this story! And yum description! :D

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