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 legs wobbled at the thought of her being amongst the dead, forcing him to brace himself against a closed door. Not his beloved Harry. Never again would he see the sparkle in her hazel eyes, feel the warmth of her smile, hear the grunting hiccup of her unabashed laughter. All of it stolen for some senseless reason that he couldn’t even begin to fathom. It—
No. Clutching the doorframe, he straightened. He couldn’t let the idea of her death consume him, couldn’t even believe it. Until he confirmed her passing with his own eyes, he would continue to believe she still lived. He’d reach her and escape this death-trap of a place.
And the World Crumbled will continue next week. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.