Saturday, July 2, 2016

Rainbow Snippet July 2nd

Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).

In this group you’ll find anything from romance and historical fiction to mystery and YA. The common thread is that every story’s main character identifies as LGBTQ+. The snippets could range from zero flames to full-on sexytimes, anything goes content-wise. The only rule is snippets will be 6 sentences long–one for each color in the Pride flag.

I would invite everyone to please come check out the Rainbow Snippets group, click on a link, read and comment on the writing available and get involved yourselves in this awesome exercise. The link to the group can be found HERE

Today's Snippet is from a story that has been on the back burner for awhile. It features snake shifters and is roughly halfway completed. This scene comes after one of the shifters was asked to use his ability to read people's minds/intentions to help ferret out a plot to assassinate a member of the royal family. 

“Looking into the minds of each of those guests to find the assassin.” Darian admitted. “It was so fast, I didn’t get to pick and choose what I saw. I knew what I was looking for, but the other things I picked up on, some of those people…”

He shivered then and closed his eyes.

“They unsettled you,” Kaandhal said gently.

“There was so much hate in that room, and so many secrets too,” Darian muttered. 


  1. Thought provoking snippet. I imagine mind reading would be more of a curse than a blessing.

  2. hmm, interesting--some of them might feel like killing someone yet never act on it...can't envy him having to sift through all that...

  3. Having to read others' thoughts seems like it would be really overwhelming, judging by this.

  4. I really love that last line.

    (And I'm glad to know I'm not the only one with WiPs sitting on the back burner.)