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 divulges that this spellster was destined for the army.
With the hole completed, Tracker tossed the buckler to one side and reached for the girl. He gently lowered her in, pausing only to tuck his cloak securely around her as though she only slept. He laid the knife atop the bundle. It would do her no good now, but she deserved to enter the afterlife with something.
He scooped the dirt back into the hole, muttering a soft prayer as he worked. The temple songs of his youth often spoke of the gods looking kindly upon those who died in battle. He hoped it was true. She might not have fought off these bandits with steel and muscle, but she definitely had a warrior’s heart.
He liked to think his daughter would’ve been the same.
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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3 thoughts on “Rainbow Snippets: A warrior’s heart”
Beautifully heartbreaking. The last line hit hard.
Now I want to know about his daughter, this sounds like it could be so sad for him.
Heartbreaking snippet. the emotion hits hard.