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 last week with Tracker entering an alleyway in the search for the rogue spellster…
He peered over a lower section into the abandoned storage yard beyond. The gate leading in hung from a single hinge and looked to have been in that state for some time. What windows the place claimed were mostly boarded over and half of the wide door admitting entrance to the storehouse was broken. The latter looked more recent.
The trail led there.
Sighing, he vaulted over the wall, pausing as he landed to re-evaluate the space before creeping up to the door. At least the building promised to be dry. Although, that comfort ran the risk of creating other hazards. Fire was often a problem during the initial confrontation. It didn’t affect him when the source was pure magic, but other things caught far easier.
Uncertain what he would find within, Tracker stepped through the doorway.
Tracker will be back next week, and sticking around for a while after. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.