Rainbow Snippets: Getting jumpy over a cat.

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’ll be sharing just two more snippets from In Pain and Blood, today’s and next weekend’s, before I move on to the short story, And the World Crumbled.


This week’s snippet skips a little from last week’s from Tracker discovering magic within the city to Dylan feeling like he’s being hunted.

Dylan took a few shuffling steps into the alley, searching for the source of the noise. There! Two little glittering specks in the gloom beyond the lantern’s reach. They had to be eyes and their owner had to be aware they’d been spotted. Yet they didn’t attack.

Curious, he let a small ball of light drift on the air to illuminate the figure.

A large, black cat blinked back at him. It sat on a barrel, the remains of a rat between its front paws. The creature hissed, its back arching. Before he could think to move, the cat grabbed its meal, vaulted off the barrel and slunk into the alley shadows.

Shaking his head, Dylan let the shield and light dissipate. He turned from the alley entrance. Getting jumpy over a cat. What was he thinking? This wasn’t the forest. There were no massive boars, no enemy spellsters looking to kill him in the most painful way possible. No enemies of any kind. He was the most dangerous thing in this village. Nothing here could harm him as long as he remained vigilant.

Again, there’ll be one more snippet to follow next week. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.

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