Rainbow Snippets: A shroud of blame

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 smelt something unpleasant on the wind.

Tracker could’ve turned away. He didn’t want to investigate, to witness the destruction he dreaded was behind what he sensed. It might not be his first death caused by magic, but he had witnessed his fill of it in the past month.

However, his training as a King’s Hound compelled him to do his duty. To ensure the dangerous spellster, the child, was secured or dead.

It didn’t help that he knew the truth, could feel in the air that the source behind such magic was long gone. Dead or fleeing beyond the range of his senses. A part of him remained optimistic on it being the latter. Clinging to that hope was the only way he could move closer.

He hadn’t given the spellster any orders, but the shroud of blame cloaked him regardless. If he hadn’t put her on that wagon, then any destruction she had wrought, any casualties, would never have happened.

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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