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Hello! *waves* Welcome back to my #sffsat post - I've been AWOL for a few weeks with the Christmas holidays, but hopefully I will be back to a more regular appearance now. I've decided to take a break from Terms & Conditions Apply for a bit and go back to my very first publication - The Bones of the Sea - which had a cover makeover last month. So, the opening ten sentences from my scifi short...
The place gave her the creeps. Myasi could admit that to herself now, as she made her third and final survey of the site. The morbid name gifted to the strange construction by early explorers couldn’t have seemed more apt as she sat in the flattened base and gazed up into the lurid green glow of the water. Above her head the twelve skeletal metallic legs of the structure curved up, round and then slightly inward, like a dead spider hunched in upon itself. Or a clawed hand clutching at nothing in its final fatal spasm.
She shivered and checked her wrist display. She’d only been under a few moments, but it felt longer. The water chilled her even through the figure hugging bespoke thermal suit that encased her, following her generous curves. Above average height even for a human male and with the bulk to match, no standard suit would have fitted her even if corporation regulations permitted it. A soft collar molded around her neck, its ugly protuberances housing the artificial gills that moved in machine-regular beats and fed modified air to the mask that covered her mouth and nose.
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