Friday, 19 October 2012

SFFSat - Oct 20


It's Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday time again.

SFFSat is a place where a bunch of us post snippets from our written works and also shoot the breeze a little. And before I get ahead of myself, thanks and appreciation as always to those who stop by and leave fantastic comments.

This week, I'm still featuring a snippet from To Catch A Marlin, due out this October with Ring of Fire Publishing. A futuristic cat and mouse tale involving Special Inspector Pedroni and the vigilante Jax Marlin, who just happens to be a super sexy woman with ninja skills.

Today, Jax is having dinner at a seafood restaurant on the Bacchus Dome (in space), hidden away from prying eyes in a private booth with privacy screens initiated. In the main dining room, Inspector Pedroni is also having dinner, alone. Jax takes this opportunity to study the man, but in the meantime, has to suffer the ordeal of eating a seafood...

According to the restaurant hostess who showed her to the booth, it had affected an oceanic scent, which, in Jax’s opinion didn’t smell anything like the ocean. In fact, it smelled more like some public toilets in classy establishments that came with service bots carrying trays of perfumes and scented soaps and fresh hot hand towels.
Jax had already eaten her oyster starter with copious shots of vodka, but the rawness of briny, rubberized glob still coated her mouth like phlegm. She’d already forced down several retches before deciding on chasing down the mollusk with vodka like she would if she were swallowing a pill. What people found deliciously fascinating about the decadent snot ball was beyond her.
Pedroni, who sat rather awkwardly by himself at a table, ate his boring clam chowder with even groaningly boring care. She nearly glazed over watching him.

If you are interested in participating in next weeks SFFSat, just click HERE, and follow the rules. Sign up is open every Wednesday - and if you're on Twitter, use the #SFFSat hashtag.

Cheers!

26 comments:

  1. I feel the same way about sea-food! Great snippet :)

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    1. I love seafood!! This description is via my hubby who's not too keen on oysters. Thought it'd be fun!!

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  2. Hehehe...decadent snot ball. :-)
    Fun little snippet! Can't wait for this to come out, even if it won't be for the Nook. :-(

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    1. We'll find a way for you to read it!

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  3. Jings, I'm glad I wasn't eating something when reading that! The food sounds bleugh, though your snippet was delicious. :D

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  4. LOL..."decadent snot ball"...I love it! Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks Patrick!! When you think about it, oysters DO kinda remind you of snot balls.... But I love 'em!!

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  5. Wait... she chases pills with vodka?? My kind of gal!! I love these descriptions and I agree with your hubby about oysters. My husband loves 'em, but they make me shudder. Now, I'll never be able to choke down another!

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  6. this is fantastic. Brought my senses right to the toilet, the oyster... lots of fun.

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  7. Great details here--decadent snot ball, vodka chasers, an oceanic scent that's more like a bathroom. I wonder why she would order the least easy seafood to eat if she's not a fan? What I mean is, there are less snot like seafood things to be had.

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    1. While I haven't come right out and said it about Jax's personality, other than she sets goals and sticks to them. Her likes and dislikes are defined. But she's all about trying something new to satisfy her personal curiosity (if it's tweaked) and if her copper, Pedroni, likes it. She'll give it a go.

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  8. Some people's gourmet food is others' yeech!

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  9. Yeah, I've tried oysters once, just to say I have at least tried it and...no. I'd go for the vodkha too. O.o

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  10. I am in total agreement with Jax about seafood. Also with vodka for pill swallowing; that's the best way to medicate. Great snippet!

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    1. Haha! I definitely agree...on the vodka bit!!

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  11. Hey, I like oysters! Heh, fun snippet :D

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