Rainbow Snippets: Fleeing the room

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…

Henrie let the blast die down in favour of conserving his energy.

“Are you done?” the hound asked, the bored note prickling Henrie’s skin.

“Almost.” He launched another blast, aiming at the wobbly table.

The furniture flipped into the air, slamming its whole length into the hound. The weight bore the man to the ground, pinning him in place.

His sword skittered across the floor, too far out of reach for the man to grab without first levering the table off, but too close to the hound for Henrie to consider retrieving it without confirmation that he was dead.

Rather than wait to see if the man would get back up, Henrie gathered the skirts of his robe and fled the room.

And that’s the end of chapter one. I’ll see you all with a little more of And the World Crumbled next week. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.

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