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 dealing with some thugs.
His attacker straightened in one spine-cracking lurch. In the dim light, the colours upon their tabard were hard to distinguish, but its symbol was not. And they definitely weren’t the only one bearing it. City guards.
Tracker swiftly re-evaluated the rest. Three before him, one not too far on his left and, yes, another was shambling off in what appeared to be another attempt at his back. That made five in all. The entirety of the missing unit. Alive.
Shit. He flipped his throwing knife in the air, readjusting his grip to sheath the blade. He could’ve dealt with thugs quickly enough, but if there was any chance that the guards were merely pawns, then he had to be careful not to hurt them.
This is the final piece I share of Tracking Trouble for some time. Next week, I move on to snippets from In Pain and Blood. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.