Rainbow Snippets: Two entrances, no safe way out

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 novella 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 depictions of death/dying bother you, don’t read on.

Continuing on from last week…

His immediate surroundings seemed empty. At least, as far as the living were concerned. Guardians and servants lay sprawled across the stone, the latter clearly cut down as they fled. He would’ve thought servants as safer than anyone, but it seemed these hounds were intent on slaughtering everyone within the tower walls.

The central tower had two entrances, one leading into the courtyard and a smaller door that opened to the gardens. The latter sat the closest. Yet reaching it quickly meant passing the stairs leading to the upper levels with no guarantee of avoiding detection, especially if a hound chose to descend at the wrong moment.

Could he risk the long route?

And the World Crumbled will continue next week. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.

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