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, we’re continuing the snippets from 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’s with Tracker entering an abandoned warehouse in the search for the rogue spellster and finding a decaying stench…
He breathed through his mouth, trying to ignore the smell even as he searched for the source. Maybe there’d be a clue. Hopefully, leading to fresher air.
“So,” a low voice echoed from somewhere deep within the darkness of the ceiling. “The king sends another of his cur to hunt me down.”
Tracker spun, spying a figure crouching in the rafters to his left. He flung a knife at them, cursing under his breath as it bounced back.
The shield surrounding the spellster shivered, revealing its shimmering purple sheen before vanishing again. “Did you really think you’d find easy prey here, hound?” The longer he talked, the more certain Tracker became that the being he hunted was a man. Human and, judging by the accent, from the south-western part of Demarn.
Tracker will be back next week, and sticking around for a while after. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.