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.
And the World Crumbled is my current work in progress. It’s a dark fantasy/horror short story set a few days before the end of In Pain and Blood and follows Henrie, an elven spellster, as he tries to escape the events happening around him.
It’s the darkest piece I’ve written to date. Lots of death, blood and general nastiness. If gore and mentions of death/dying bother you, don’t read on.
Continuing on from last week…
A few of the bodies took their final breaths as he passed by. He tried to block out the sounds. The gurgles of those drowning in their own blood. The rattle of crushed airways struggling to carry on. The drawn-out sigh from those who had finally crossed over.
The same sounds as those he had hid under when this slaughter began.
He hadn’t been able to help the dying then and he didn’t stop to give aid now. There was nothing he could do. He lacked the knowledge or the skill to attempt healing anyone, and he couldn’t risk being caught by those responsible for their deaths just to ease another’s passing.
And the World Crumbled will continue next week. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.