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 Alla mentioned her deceased father’s views on serfdom…
“My dear, sweet child.” Odette knelt before Alla. “Look at you. As wet as a squid and paddling about like a duck.” She gently wrapped her long fingers—an elven trait Alla was relieved to have missed inheriting from her mother—around Alla’s wrists. “Let’s get you cleaned up and—”
“I’m fine.” Alla jerked her chin at the floor. Without her trying to contain the damage, poor as her attempt had been, the water continued to spread. More seemed to have splashed from the bucket than it could possibly contain.
“Nonsense, my lady.” Odette gently coaxed Alla to her feet. “You’ve the countess to attend to soon and you can’t go to her looking like a used mop. Go clean yourself up. I’ll finish here.”
Alla will return next weekend with more of Someone Else’s Shoes. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.