Welcome to The SFR Brigade Presents! This is where a group of authors from The Science Fiction Romance Brigade get together and post snippets from their works.
For your reading pleasure, I present to you a snippet from a project that I have been working on. I don't have a set title for it, but have been thinking of calling it, "Fracture." There's a lot more to it, but the short description is that it is about space aliens who have survived a long war and are now marooned on Earth with a human that's trying to understand them. In this snippet, the human, Alex, sees them being affectionate and wonders if aliens can be lovers. Enjoy!
Alex caught movement in a grove of trees and headed in that direction, the anger he had directed at them bleeding away with each step. As he came to the edge of the treeline, he saw them, and then stopped in his tracks, awed by what he was seeing.
Bazin was holding Miaxa in his arms, their chests making a humming noise. Alex realized, with curiosity, that they were resonating in unison. Their hands were cupped behind their necks with that strange wire connection. She was caressing the side of his face, idly tracing the scar there with her thumb.
Bazin had told Alex some of the craziest war stories he had ever heard, but he never told Alex how he got that scar. Bazin was leaning his head into her touch, his optical sensors shuttered.
Were they in love? Could space aliens even be lovers?
They were speaking softly to each other in that weird electronic whirring language, though there seemed to be some deeper communication going on, either through the wire or their chests or both. Bazin looked the most content Alex had ever seen him, but also...sad.
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Misa Buckley -- Eva Caye -- Rachel Leigh Smith -- Larriane Wills -- Melisse Aires -- Krystal Brookes -- Sarah Shade -- Maria Hammarblad -- Erica Hayes -- Stormie Kent -- E.A. Hoornaert