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…
Swiftly redirecting the inward pull of his magic, Henrie refocused it into a blast of pure energy turned upon the man.
The books and papers scattered atop the tables flew to the back of the room, scorched along the edges. The chairs that hadn’t already fallen now tumbled across the floor. The cupboard doors banged as though caught in a storm. One of the tables even started rattling, threatening to lift at the slightest shift in Henrie’s aim.
The man stood in place as if nothing was happening. The most he moved was in calmly redirecting a leaf of paper from smacking him in the face. His hair didn’t stir, even his clothes—too similar to that of a hound’s attire for him to be anything but—barely acknowledged the blast.
I’ll see you all with more of And the World Crumbled next week. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.