16 March 2012

Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday





Read snippets from other SFFS authors here: scififansat.blogspot.com

Snippet from my WiPpet
The Girls From Alcyone II: The Gilded Age
For those not familiar with TGfA, here's the premise in a nutshell: Taken from her home as a young girl, Sigrid Novak is one of a select and highly trained group of genetically (and bionically) enhanced girls. Both hunted and coveted (as a military asset and scientific curiosity), Sigrid and her friends have fled fled the Federation to make a new life for themselves on a secret and distant planet (a secret that, perhaps, won't stay secret for long). 

This Week: Sigrid gets dressed (yes - it's that exciting!). Next week, Suko takes a phone message.
  
 Taking care not to wake Suko, Sigrid rose from the bed, stretched, and shuffled across the floor of her small captain's quarters. She dressed quickly, pulling on the stretchy one-piece uniform. Gone, were the red-markings of Kimura, replaced by what had become the colors of New Alcyone. All the girls' uniforms bore the white and magenta trimmings, so striking on the inky-black fabric.
Her new boots were another matter; Sigrid couldn't help but laugh as she pulled them on. She would definitely have to talk to Karen. Each new pair the girl procured for her seemed to sport even higher heels than the pair before, as if Karen was determined to keep adding height to Sigrid's diminutive stature.

14 comments:

  1. Oooh, white and magenta on black. Pretty!

    If Karen makes those heels any higher Sigrid won't fit on a ship. ;)

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  2. Great descriptions here - the heel thing made me laugh.

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  3. The uniforms sound beautiful, although not the high heels. Being five feet tall, I completely understand the need to get some height, but high heels are so painful. I can barely walk in them, so I can't imagine kicking some major butt.

    Great Snippet.

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    1. Don't worry. In the future they've worked out the heel-thingy. Heels are much more comfortable and functional now. :)

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  4. Love the heel situation...but are the one-piece uniforms getting tighter? Curious 13-year-old-minds (like mine) want to know... ;-)

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  5. Just FYI, Sigrid, running in those high heeled boots is NOT good for your ACL! Very descriptive snippet. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Oh, I likey! The boots sounds pretty cool too...

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  7. Boots should always be about function not style. ;-)

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    1. But when you can combine both...! :)

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  8. Reading about Sigrid getting dressed is ALWAYS exciting! Well, it is to me, at least.

    Next thing we know, Karen is going to give her a pair of boots attached to a set of stilts. When is enough enough, woman! Sheesh!

    Loved this humorous snippet. Keep up the good work!

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    1. She is certainly looking GOOD! Fun snippet.

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  9. At least Karen is building her up slowly. :-P

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  10. LOL!! I love this! Sigrid is mighty and Karen merely wants her stature to reflect that!

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  11. Exactly! Karen is so misunderstood.

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