SFFS: Snippet of “A Brief Discussion”

Science Fiction & Fantasy Saturday

Welcome back to another Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday!

The days are getting shorter. The leaves are shedding their green cloaks and revealing their inner reds, yellow, oranges, and browns. And, the nip in the air all tell us one simple truth: it’s getting freaking cold! I’m not ready for winter yet.

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 threw Kate a curve ball in her attempt to clarify human gender, further confusing the poor hologram.

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
A Brief Discussion, Part 6
A Brief Discussion, Part 7

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


  Anna paused for a second. “By what?”
  “The whole Mars and Venus statement you just stated.”
  “Oh, it’s an old phrase from a long time ago. It’s used to state that men and women are different.”
  Kate shrugged. “Then, why didn’t you just say that?”
  Anna’s jaw slackened. “I did.”
  “But…”
  “You know what? Forget it.” The edge in Anna’s voice illustrated her frustration. She spun toward the synthesizer.


Thank you for taking the time to read my snippet! Please take another moment to leave a comment with your thoughts and feedback. To read the SFFSaturday contributions from other authors, please click here.

This entry was posted in Writing. Bookmark the permalink.

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

  1. Peter Vialls says:

    I’m not surprised Anna’s getting irritated. I just hope she’s not going to do anything too hideous with the synthesizer…

  2. S.A. Check says:

    We’re almost entering a “who’s on first” zone with these two. Fun stuff.

  3. It may be obvious to Anna, but not to poor Kate.

  4. Megan Cutler says:

    I just love it when a familiar phrase confuses someone from outside our societal norm! It reminds us not to take certain things for granted 🙂

  5. T. M. Hunter says:

    I’m with Kate…say what you mean instead of being overt. 🙂

  6. Pippa Jay says:

    Lol, personally I dislike that Mars/Venus saying. I’d rather come from Mars. I prefer red. 😛

Comments are closed.