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. It’s a retelling of Cinderella set in the spellster universe.
This snippet continues on from last week, where Odette was introduced…
There hadn’t been many left in their indentured servitude before Alla’s father died fighting in the imperial army. Only two such people remained now.
He had always insisted on owning no being, elven or otherwise. Alla had a great many memories of him pacing before the fireplace, furiously muttering of how many nobles leant on the same pathetic excuse of an entirely too complicated emancipation process, of how the glass barons should be vilified as the abusive factories they were.
Even back then, she had known such views were considered outlandish for any noble in the Niholian Empire.
But once the news of his demise reached them, her stepmother had wasted little time in firing the free servants and trading the few able-bodied serfs for whatever took her fancy. Odette and Uda where the only two who remembered Alla’s father, and they were only here because not even the glass barons wanted them.
Alla will return next weekend with more of Someone Else’s Shoes. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.