Snippet from ‘A Symposium in Space’

Welcome to #RainbowSnippets! A Saturday challenge where six sentences of GLBT fiction are posted and shared. To read samples of a wide variety of GLBT from different genres, check them out!

Here’s my own Saturday snippet, posted right before swimming and going to FanimeCon. 🙂 It’s from Torquere’s recently published science fiction anthology, ‘Theory of Love’.  My own short story was inspired by Plato’s ‘The Symposium’, only this dinner party takes place in a decadent matriarchal future,  and the host is literally ‘feasting’ upon her guests’ words. However, there’s plenty of f/f energy in the air, as my first person, Phaedra, speaks honestly to her a former admirer in a way she never dared in the past. Here’s six sentences of ‘A Symposium in Space’.

 

“There’s nothing quite like handling the controls of something which is truly yours,” I admitted. “A ship isn’t alive, it’s true, but it’s there for you in a way a living person can’t. Yes, it becomes an extension of yourself. In learning to love that extension, you learn to love yourself–in a way you can’t love another person.” I stared directly at Pausania. “When you see yourself reflected in another’s eyes, it can be romantic–but it can also be egotistical.”

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12 thoughts on “Snippet from ‘A Symposium in Space’

    1. Thank you! I was amazed at how much Phaedra and Pausania came to life, when I was writing this. Their relationship ended up taking over the story, in spite of Alkibiadea’s flashy entrance…and exit. 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I’ve actually got a freebie story called ‘When I First Saw Her’, which I gave to my publisher for ‘Theory of Love’s release day. It’s about when Phaedra first encounters the Timea, as well as Sokrat. 🙂

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  1. Thank you! Phaedra would appreciate the vote of confidence, since she’s trying to make sense of own feelings. Too many people at this gathering find those feelings a bit silly.

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