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 my previous shares of the story with Tracker mentioning how firm Demarn law is when it comes to rogue spellsters…
Unsheathing his scimitar, Tracker strode into the alley. Birds scattered, the frantic flap of their wings blocking out all other sound.
Movement drew his attention, the scurrying of a rat across the broken barrel. He examined the crates, instantly dismissing them as worthy places to await an ambush. Maybe if he was pursuing a child—not his favourite missions, although they happened far more frequently.
The alley wasn’t a straight run. A wooden fence blocked the route to the bustling street on the other side of this block. The stone wall to his right was in more of a sorry state than he had noticed from the alley’s entrance. Holes pockmarked the structure, leaving some parts perilously close to caving.
Tracker will be back next week, and sticking around for a while after. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.