Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week and share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation.
And, after a lot of late-night writing, with overtures of panic, the first draft of To Poison a Prince is complete! Now, I sit back and take a well-deserved break whilst its off with alpha readers. And maybe look into a side-project I’ve been tinkering with.
For those of you who are new or catching up… Darshan and Hamish are a pair of thirty-something princes from two vastly different lands. Their tale starts with them travelling through the ginormous Udynea Empire that Darshan is from on their way to the capital. In this piece, they are readying themselves for a soirée thrown by Darshan’s half-sister. Last week, they were going backwards. This week, maybe not…
Hamish’s cheeks darkened, even as he jerked out of Darshan’s grip. Was he scandalised by the idea? They’d done similar a great many times throughout their journey from Tirglas to here. “I ken your passion feeds off your magic—and that the stronger the magic, the more it affects a spellster, and yadda-yadda—but do show a little decorum.”
Darshan had spent his weeks as an ambassador in Tirglas keeping his desires on a tight rein. It hadn’t been terribly difficult, what with the trials for Hamish’s hand and the man’s attempt at taking his own life. Even without those two points hanging over everything like a shroud, discretion had been advised on account of the land not being entirely forgiving about the activities of men like themselves. Not that Hamish would’ve considered Darshan as being at all restrained.
But they were in Udynea now. People would still care Darshan paraded about with a man on his arm, but only because it wasn’t them.
And there you have it. I’ll be back next weekend to share more of these two adorkable twits. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.