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.
Someone Else’s Shoes, my retelling of Cinderella set in the spellster universe, was released yesterday! You can read the entire thing right now, but I’ll still be posting snippets from it for a couple more weeks.
This snippet continues on from last week, where Odette tells Alla to go dry off whilst she tends to the wet floor…
Alla took a step, then paused.
“Don’t worry about me. I’ve been cleaning these floors since before you were born.” She made soft shooing motions, as though Alla was still a child, before adjusting the scarf wrapped around her hair and kneeling on the tiles with a grunt.
Knowing better than to argue with the woman, Alla aimed for the hallway entrance. If she hurried, she could throw on some dry clothes and still make it in time to serve lunch.
Her stomach grumbled at the thought of food. She hadn’t eaten since before sunrise but, once her stepmother and stepsister had eaten their fill, there was generally plenty to pick off their plates.
Alla will return next weekend with more of Someone Else’s Shoes. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.