Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday

I’m delighted to be participating for the first time in Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday, better known as #SFFS. If I’m understanding this correctly I’m supposed to post a short snippet and do it on British time or I’ll get my Tetley confiscated.

This snippet is taken from a work in progress. Makiko Dolan is the bounty hunter known as Mako the Shark. She’s a spacer, born and bred on a mining colony in the Asteroid Belt. She’s got a potty mouth, a bad attitude and she hates planets. But when the man she’s hunting flees to Earth, she  has to suck it up and follow him.  Which doesn’t improve her attitude one bit.

Maybe Earth’s not so bad after all. Her body almost felt like she was back in space, the water supporting and enveloping her in almost weightlessness. She scrubbed her hair and body and rinsed herself off, suddenly spotting her fruit juice. She reached for it, accidentally pushing a button. The water started to rise and bubble around her. She shrieked, as jets of water assaulted her from every direction. She dragged herself out of the water in consternation. What the freakin’ hell is this? She heard soft laughter.

Flora was back, accompanied by another woman. “It’s a Jacuzzi, Miss Dolan.”

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About Diane Dooley

Writer, Mother, Geek
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23 Responses to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday

  1. ralfast says:

    How do you join #SFFS and what are the rules?

  2. Welcome to the group, Diane. It’s good to have you on board! I hope that you enjoy your stay with us.

    Oh, so that’s what a jacuzzi feels like to someone who’s never been in one? I was wondering 😉 Great stuff!

  3. pippajay says:

    Welcome to #sffsat! Love her reaction to the jacuzzi!

  4. Potty-mouth spacer bounty hunter? I’m there! Sounds like my wife! Except for the mining colony, bounty hunter part. Ooh! But she is from space.

    Damn, those jacuzzis!

  5. Gayle Ramage says:

    lol, love the snippet, and welcome! Makiko sounds like quite the character!

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  7. T.K. Toppin says:

    Welcome to your maiden voyage. Great post. It sounds like it’s going to be a very interesting read. I’ll keep an out eye for that.

  8. Aston West says:

    Welcome to the madhouse! 🙂

    Great little snippet…seeing Earth from an alien POV is always great fun. 🙂

  9. Diane Dooley says:

    Thanks, Aston. Feel pretty comfortable in the madhouse, lol!

  10. Fun stuff, Diane! I like a potty-mouthed heroine, especially one scared of a few little bubbles. LOL

  11. Misa says:

    Hehe, I love Mako already 😀

    Welcome to SFFSat.

  12. Haha! That was a fun, short read. And a great last line. I love droll humor.

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