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 opted to bury the spellster child over the standard cremation.
The tower still held her guardian. The tower’s overseers had sent him after the child, unaware that he already knew what his prey was, had met her and her guardian whilst they fled the tower. He had helped stage the girl’s death. Although, with her illusions, his part had been small.
He should’ve done more. Should’ve escorted her to the border himself.
It would’ve been risky. All it would’ve taken was for another hound to come upon them, to pull enough threads together. Tracker would’ve been routed. Branded a bad dog. Punished to the point of begging for death.
All for trying to keep a child from the battlefront.
Tracker will be back next week with more from In Pain and Blood. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.