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’m sharing snippets from In Pain and Blood for a while. The prologue is part of the new additions and stars Tracker. The rewrite is a little light on the romance side and a touch darker in other parts.
This week’s snippet follows on from last week’s where Tracker approached the destroyed cart.
The bodies on the outer circle bore mismatched armour and weapons that, even negating the fresh layer of soot coating them, had seen better days. He nudged one with his boot. The leather padding their shoulder gave with a dry crackle. Definitely bandits. At least they couldn’t hurt anyone further.
Tracker ground his teeth. His fingers flexed, balling and opening. He irrationally wished for one of the bastards to still be alive, if only to become an outlet to enact the rage bubbling inside him.
He didn’t come across these sorts of scenes very often, few were brave or foolish enough to take on a spellster, but when he did, the irrationality of it all had him wanting to add to the violence. To beat sense into those who had instigated this outcome, who had driven a quiet spellster, a child, to the point where this happened.
Tracker will be back next week with more from In Pain and Blood. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.