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.
This month, the snippets will be from my current work-in-progress, Tracking Trouble. It’s a prequel to In Pain and Blood starring Tracker, a King’s Hound from Demarn, who is also the elf responsible for the massive rewriting haul that has become the Spellster and the Hound series. Unlike a lot of my other stories, this isn’t a romance.
This week’s snippet continues from last week’s with Tracker’s simple statement that the spellster he hunts has likely killed the hound who went before him…
At least the man had left a point of reference for Tracker to begin his search. If the spellster was still within Stonebay, he would find them regardless, but not needing to scour every shadow and hidey-hole for a clue was a rare blessing.
Tracker halted at the mouth of an alley. He had followed the trail of a missing guard unit to here. Sergeant Ceri swore a spellster was to blame. He’d been wary of her assessment. So many villages blamed the disappearance of this and that family member on spellsters and none but the King’s Hound had the means to be truly certain.
His attention darted from one shadow to another. In looks, there nothing to single out this alley from the slew of others. The back section of a brick building made up one side of the alley, the other side consisted of a crumbling stone wall cordoning off what he guessed used to be the yard of a storehouse.
Tracker will be back next weekend to share more. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.