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.
I’m done with the first edit of To Poison a Prince and taking a bit of a break before delving into a more substantial editing, 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. This week’s snippet comes from chapter two, where they’ve reached the estate of Darshan’s half-sister…
Hamish had expected some sort of fanfare. That was generally what happened on the rare occasions his mother visited other clan’s castles. Twilight had greeted them as their carriage rattled into the front courtyard—brimming with short hedges and bushes blooming in yellow and orange. They had climbed the marble staircase to enter the mansion with little fuss beyond the bustle and fluster of servants.
But it was just the two of them, watched over by a dozen or so sets of eyes as they crossed the antechamber to a door that stood twice his height. The natural wood grain would’ve been a marvellous sight just shining in its various shades of honey brown. It had clearly been altered beyond its original design and the massive tree, carved from a blackish-red wood he couldn’t identify, took up much of the door’s surface.
“Gods,” Darshan moaned. His husband also surveyed the door, albeit with a far more critical gleam lighting his hazel eyes. “Could she be any more obvious about her intentions?” He sniffed, his cheek twitching as he gave a slight sneer. “Just look at this clunky monstrosity.”
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.