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 determined the attack was instigated by bandits.
As one of the King’s Hounds, charged with hunting spellsters, he was meant to encourage the rumours of their dangers amongst the populace. It left people wary of harbouring those with even a suspicion of magic.
It hadn’t been her fault, but that wouldn’t matter. Who would care to hear the truth? Not his mistress, nor the kingdom.
Rumours of this attack would spread, the blame placed on her shoulders. Just another dangerous spellster. Another precautionary tale added to the pile, painting this little girl as a monster, even though she hadn’t been looking to destroy lives.
Tracker will be back next week with more from In Pain and Blood. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.