SFFS: Snippet of “A Brief Discussion”

Science Fiction & Fantasy Saturday

Welcome back to another Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday!

Nothing witty or profound to read here. These aren’t the words you’re looking for. You can go about your business. Move along.

Today’s contribution continues the series of snippets from a deleted scene from my fourth book, ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE.

Cover for 'Alone in the Universe'

In the last post, Anna informed Kate that humans actually have two genders. Despite having a computer mind, Kate is still having troubles comprehending some of the terminology involved.

If you wish to read the entire series up to this point, you can catch up here:
A Brief Discussion, Part 1
A Brief Discussion, Part 2
A Brief Discussion, Part 3
A Brief Discussion, Part 4
A Brief Discussion, Part 5

And now, here is this week’s snippet. Enjoy!


  Kate’s brow furrowed deeper. “So, they’re males.”
  “Yes.”
  “Am I missing something?” Kate leaned back against the wall and folded her arms across each other.
  “Yes. Let me explain.”
  Anna stepped toward the synthesizer. She raised a fist to her mouth and cleared her throat. “I never expected to talk to you about the birds and the bees.”
  “I thought we were talking about men.”
  A jittery laugh escaped Anna’s lips. “We are. What I’m about to say we call ‘the birds and the bees’.”
  Kate’s eyes darted from side to side, and her lips remained parted a fraction.


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3 Responses to SFFS: Snippet of “A Brief Discussion”

  1. Peter Vialls says:

    Embarassment all round!

  2. T. M. Hunter says:

    Made me chuckle…fun snippet.

  3. S.A. Check says:

    Maybe an instructional video is in order, you know, like the projector reel videos from back in 7th grade health class. Somebody at least get the girl a pamphlet! Fun read, Patrick.

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