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 having found the rogue spellster he is hunting…
The man laughed. “Your promises mean nothing.” He spat, the glob of saliva making an impressively wet slap as it hit the dirt floor near Tracker’s feet. “I know my options, just as I know why you’re here.”
Tracker tensed, expecting some form of retaliation.
The spellster didn’t bother with the usual attacks of fire or lightning—he must’ve learnt they were ineffective against hounds. That only meant he couldn’t let the man escape. A deadly spellster was merely dangerous. One who knew how to thwart the King’s Hounds was a disaster.
Another sound reached his ears; the dusty shuffle of a foot dragging across the ground. Someone else shared this space. It could be anything from a frightened urchin to hired muscle. Maybe even one of the missing city guards.
Tracker will be back next week, and sticking around for a while after. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.