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…
He leant against the wall, listening for the footsteps to fade, hearing only the opposite. Be the person friend or foe, each stride continued with no hesitation. Were they looking for stragglers? Did that mean everyone was dead? They couldn’t be. He had heard them directly above only moment ago and there were multiple levels beyond for them to climb.
Perhaps they’d been taken down and the person outside was a guardian searching for anyone who might live.
Henrie reached for the door handle, halting a hairsbreadth from the old brass lever upon hearing the steady pace faltering directly outside the door.
The latch clicked.
And the World Crumbled will continue next week. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.