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 still sharing snippets from In Pain and Blood, a dark fantasy with a slow-burn bi-awakening romance, which released just a few days ago!
This week’s snippet follows on from last week’s to where Tracker discovered the site of magic within the city.
“Send a signal to the other gates,” he ordered Captain Owain. “They are to shut immediately and remain so until my order. Not another soul is to leave Toptower until I find this spellster.” He didn’t like the idea of trapping someone this powerful in the same place as innocent folk, especially when he knew nothing about their nature, but it was the only way to secure them.
“It will be done.” The man snapped a salute and hurried back to the gates.
The last wisp of magic suggested a south-western direction. There were a few taverns in that quarter. Not especially clean establishments, but hopefully a warm place to sleep was all the spellster wanted. If not…
Tracker unsheathed his purple dagger, examining the edge’s sharpness in the afternoon light as he marched down the street. Those from the tower feared the blade. Be his prey born of this kingdom or the empire, that terror had to be universal.
And if the spellster turned out to be hostile after all? He would do what hounds did best.
This snippet will jump a bit next week. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.