Rainbow Snippets: Being brazen.

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.

In celebration of Lesbian Day, I’m sharing from Someone Else’s Shoes, a sapphic retelling of Cinderella, before I move on to the short story, And the World Crumbled.

This week’s snippet comes from the middle of the book where, after sharing a few dances with Princess Viktoriya, Alla spends some time alone with her in the gardens.

Alla wasn’t sure when, but at some point, their hands had found one another. Rather than extract her fingers from the princess’ grasp, she wet her lips and tried not to think about how Princess Viktoriya mimicked the gesture or that their faces were only inches apart. Almost close enough to kiss.

A flush of heat suffused her cheeks as the thought—the highly inappropriate thought—fluttered through her mind. Brief, at first, then with a persistence that set her heart to hammering and her breath rasping like a wood saw. All she could think of was how closely the princess sat, how her lips glistened in the moonlight, how soft they looked, how brazen she would have to be to dare a taste…

She leant forward, before logic and fear could take hold, and pressed her lips to the princess’.

Princess Viktoriya’s mouth parted a little, a gasp of surprise filling the space. Before Alla could consider withdrawing, the princess was kissing back. She pulled Alla close. One gloved hand snaked around her waist, whilst the other cupped her jaw.

Next week will begin the snippets from my short story, And the World Crumbled. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.

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