Rainbow Snippets

Have a nice Easter, Passover, weekend. It doesn’t feel very much like a holiday in skilled nursing when you can’t have visitors. On the other hand I’ve progressed a lot since last week. I am doing well. I’m able to get into and out of most chairs now. They gave me a wheelchair so I’ve been out and about rolling in the halls. But mostly I’m here on the computer teaching my classes. Still not writing much other than fanfic to keep me writing (With all the pain and pain killers I don’t have the ability to world build)

Have a little more of The Homestead at the Beginning of the World from the Fix the World anthology. It’s a wee bit more than 6 lines.

A motorcycle, old but kitted out for biofuels, sailed up the road more gracefully than Sam expected. It was as if the rider had some six sense about where the road needed grading. Dr. James knew, of course, but whoever this was, he was easily a foot taller than she was. He assumed that it was a man but who knew. The Derjviks had experimented with making humans bigger, stronger,  less reliant on food and a whole host of other things. Linda and her scientist friends had said that in some areas of the world there wasn’t a single purely human DNA strand to be found.

The man parked his bike and took off his helmet. Pale, nearly white hair framed his strong jaw. His skin was pale too but tinged with green. Someone in his family – maybe even him – had been spliced with chlorophyll, an aborted experiment in making them into autotrophs. Maybe the Derjvik had wanted to perfect the genetic engineering for their own people. There was a certain advantage in being able to manufacture food from light.

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6 thoughts on “Rainbow Snippets”

  1. This is a very compelling snippet. It pulls the reader into the story and makes them want to learn more.
    ~Cie from Naughty Netherworld Press~

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  2. Great world-building!

    And glad to hear that you’re doing better and they’ve given you wheels so you’re ​able to get out and roam the halls a bit.

    (And, hey, world-building on pain killers might be interesting.)

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