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.
Tracking Trouble will be taking a little break for the next few months as I share snippets from my upcoming novella, Someone Else’s Shoes, which releases on the 26th of November. It’s a retelling of Cinderella set in the spellster universe (roughly five generations back from the modern timeline of the A Tale of Two Princes duology and the Spellster and the Hound series).
The last time I shared a snippet from this novella, it was from about halfway through the story. This time, we’re starting at the beginning…
“You missed a spot.”
Alla’s humming died in her throat. Had someone spoken? To her? Blinking out of her trance-like daze, she lifted her attention from the marble tiles she had almost finished polishing. All around, the foyer floor glistened with her efforts.
Fingers, glittering with silver and jewels, clicked in front of Alla’s face. “Did you hear me?” Tamara demanded, continuing to snap her fingers even though they were almost nose to nose. “Answer me when I speak, girl.”
“I heard you,” Alla retorted, cupping her ears. The dead could likely hear her stepsister, what with how abysmally loud each one of Tamara’s snaps was. “It would help if you pointed out where.” She spied no flaw in her work, not even when she sat back on her heels and gave each tile a critical eye.
Still, perhaps her stepsister saw something Alla couldn’t.
Alla will return next weekend with more of Someone Else’s Shoes. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.