Friday, 23 November 2012

SFFSat - Nov 24

Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday (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.

To Catch A Marlin
is available in Ebook & Paperback
from Amazon

Continuing with To Catch A Marlin...

To Catch A Marlin is 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.

In this scene, we have Jax in London, in her apartment, having a particularly reflective moment...


            She checked the time, just after 5 a.m. London Time. Traveling through space really messed up her internal clock. She was wide awake, starving hungry for chicken wings, and wanting a meaty drink like a Guinness. Even the two days she’d spent flat out on her back, most of it sleeping, hadn’t really helped her reacclimate to Earth life.
            Outside the quaint townhouse in Stockwell Park, listed under Jacqueline Sturgeon, the rain pattered. It looked like winter this year would be a wet one. Not that it made much difference from the previous years—but a little snow would be nice. London didn’t believe in Weather Control, claiming it caused the city to lose its traditional charm. Not many sodden residents agreed.


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24 comments:

  1. Yeah, don't deprive us of our traditional rain! What would that leave us Brits to complain about?! :-D

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    1. Haha!! I'm glad I decided to leave the rain bit in. :D

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  2. Now I want a Guinness and chicken wings. But which Guinness? Draft or Stout? People often confuse the two, but the Guinness Draft is actually quite light. People only think it's heavy, or 'meaty', because of it's rich, dark ruby (not black!) colour. The nitrogen carbonation actually makes it much lighter than CO2 carbonation, too, and...

    I'm just yanking you here - Awesome snip, as usual!

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    1. Knowing Jax, she'd probably opt for a draft and some heavy foam. It's curious how much you know about Guinesses...spoken like a veteran. :D Thanks, glad you enjoyed!!

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    2. Well it's a good thing Guiness is still around in the tail end of the 24th century! ;)

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  3. Great snippet to remind me of the rest of the book... :-)

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  4. I could comment about weather control, but...nah! SO looking forward to reading this story!

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  5. Take away the rain and we wouldn't recognise London... I also like the feeling of disorientation from spacelag - comes across loud and clear.

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    1. Thanks!! I did try to make it as close to normal travelling as possible. Everyone mentions the travelling parts, not the 'jetlag' parts. I hate that part myself....I remember travelling to Australia once and never quite recovering from it for weeks later.

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  6. I always get a chuckle out of Jax's aliases. SWEET!

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  7. I like how London wants to keep its rustic charm in the future. Great setting detail, especially coupled with space travel. Interesting world.

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    1. Thank you!! I wanted to keep something very traditional...in a sense.

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  8. We could use a little weather control where I live. Maybe I should stock up on the Guinness, then I wouldn't mind the unpredictability of it all.

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    1. I wish we had weather control here in the tropics. A little chill now and then would work nicely instead of the constant heat. Blehh..

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  9. A lot of lovely world and character building snippet here. The food and drink reference made me crave, and the weather made me want to bundle up. Very enjoyable.

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    1. Thanks JM. Glad you enjoyed. One day, when that danged transporter is invented, we SFFSat-ers need a proper hang out session...with wings, Guinesses and some laughs!

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  10. Ah, weather control. They only weather shield where I write--too many unintended consequences with control.BTW, Jarn's in his usual spot; thought I'd signed up but I guess not.

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  11. Enjoyed the humor in this. Wanting a Guinness at 5 am how annoying!

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  12. What would London be without rain?! I like how you twine the worldbuilding into the introspection, but without it being all that noticeable. Nicely done.

    And now I want a Guinness and chicken wings.

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  13. I'm with London. Weather control is for chumps.

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