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 buries the fallen spellster.
With the girl buried, Tracker got to his feet. He dusted the dirt from his hands and returned to his horse. The threat he’d been sent to contain had nullified itself. There was nothing to be done here beyond giving the rest of these people a respectful burial. The King’s Hound stationed at Oldmarsh could see to that. Whisper did little else beyond sit in his cosy outpost and relay messages to elsewhere in the kingdom, having him oversee a few city guards would at least get the man off his backside.
Mounting his horse, Tracker took one last look at the site, hoping with all his heart that it somehow vanished like a winter mist and revealed the girl to be safe.
When the site refused to bend to his prayers, he turned his back on it and resumed his journey back the way he had come. It was going to take him over a week to get back on the right road, and a few more days of hard riding to return to his original task.
Tracker will be back next week with more from In Pain and Blood. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.