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.
With the first draft of To Poison a Prince out with alpha readers, I’m currently tinkering with a side-project. But I’ll still be posting bits of this story for a little while longer.
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. This carries on from last week’s snippet.
“Well, forgive me for finding my husband sexually attractive,” Darshan replied, the words a little sharper than the jesting tone he had meant. “Clearly, I should have found myself some utterly loathsome creature instead of a veritable god.”
Despite the acerbic note, Hamish’s lips still skewed into a poorly hidden smile. “Maybe you should have,” he mumbled into his beard, his attention dropping to the toggles. He fastened each one almost as swiftly as they’d come undone. “I’m naewhere near as insatiable as you.”
Doubtful. Darshan bit his lip to keep the word from leaving his mouth. After his husband had weathered thirteen years of forced abstinence, anything Darshan offered would’ve seemed excessive. But this was a far cry from Darshan’s own hedonistic past that had seen him sent to Tirglas as a punitive measure.
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.