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 arriving at the alleyway his fellow hound labelled as the spot before vanishing…
The alley bore the same sorry stack of rubble—crates of dubious contents, a single broken barrel and scraps of cloth that could’ve been sacking or canvas—along with the birds and, no doubt, rats. All common fare for a port city.
The difference was one only a King’s Hound could tell.
The same luck of birth that granted all of the King’s Hounds immunity to direct magic also gifted them the ability to sense it.
Tracker breathed deep. He never felt the presence of magic the same way. It was a voice, a fingerprint, unique to each spellster. It vibrated through the air, catching his every sense.
This one was the strongest he had felt in a long while.
Tracker will be back next weekend to share more. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.