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 getting attacked.
He dove to one side, rolling and springing back to his feet before his attacker could finish the first swing.
Only when the thug’s sword slammed into the floor did Tracker pay any heed to the distance between them. The swing had been too far away to do any damage. An error no thug would make.
Now that he faced his attackers, they didn’t look terribly threatening. Yes, they approached with their swords drawn, but their movements were shambolic. Like a person deep in their drink, they swayed and shuffled across the old warehouse floor. None of the coordination Tracker expected from a mugging.
Tracker will be back next week, but it will be the last before I move on to sharing snippets from In Pain and Blood. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.