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 am in the last third of To Poison a Prince’s final edits, which involves a few rewrites. I’m also tinkering with a prequel novella to In Pain and Blood, but I’ll still be posting bits of Hamish and Darshan’s 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 snippet follows last week’s, where Darshan isn’t impressed with his half-sister’s decor…
Hamish cleared his throat and glanced around. When they had approached the building, the mansion obviously had two equally enormous wings and there were at least three doors leading off this room on either side. He didn’t think an attack was imminent—not that he could hope to put up much of defence against spellsters—but that didn’t mean he could rule out any sort of altercation. Not when Onella was the half-sister who had no compunction with shooting an arrow into her brother.
Mindful of that any number of people could be listening, Hamish bent closer and whispered in his native tongue, “You look a little uneasy.”
His husband’s eyes widened, the expression amplified by the kohl ringing them. Muddied by the thick lens of his glasses, the irises looked brown. But Hamish had seen them close up enough times to know the earthy brown centres were ringed by a deep forest green. Whilst Darshan often remarked that Hamish’s eyes reminded him of jewels and the crystalline blue ocean near Minamist, Hamish only ever saw the world in his husband’s eyes.
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.