Rainbow Snippets: An oiliness on the wind

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.

I’ll be sharing snippets from In Pain and Blood. Still starring Tracker in parts. The rewrite is a little lighter on the romance side (that happens in the sequel), but it’s still Dylan’s bi-awakening.

This week’s snippet follows on from last week’s where Tracker confirmed magic was involved in a fire.

His horse jogged sideways in the middle of the road. Tracker growled under his breath at the animal. Lullaby was no less a stranger to death than himself, but the wind continued to spread the smell, growing stronger with every gust.

Tracker cupped a hand to his face, hoping to block out most of the smell, and peered through the gap cut through the canopy trees by the road. The thin plume of black smoke he had followed seemed to have vanished. It had been barely perceptive even to his elven sight.

He gave a tentative sniff, trying to gauge how close the site of such smoke was. The wind carried notes of charred wood and a familiar oiliness he tried not to think about.

Tracker will be back next week with more from In Pain and Blood. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.

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4 thoughts on “Rainbow Snippets: An oiliness on the wind

  1. Love the use of senses. (And horses can pick the damnedest things to shy at — like a rock they’ve passed 50 times before that has suddenly become a horse-eating dragon.)


  2. I had to go back through March to catch up on all I’d missed. Can’t wait until I get to read it as a whole!


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