Saturday, October 15, 2016

Rainbow Snippet Oct. 15

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 my WIP snakeshifter novel. 

“I’m sorry, but there isn’t a cure for your visions, nor should you wish for the end of something that has the potential to be so beneficial to so many. It is unfortunate and most unfair that your family reacted to them the way they did, but it does not change their importance. I hope that being here will allow you to see just how special you and those visions are.”

“In a way, it already has,” Darian said as he finished his mech and slid the stand it was on away from him so it could dry.

Standing, he moved out of his chair, gesturing for Zaiden to take his place. “It's a lot easier when you can look through the magnifying glass while you paint, that way you can see every ridge and line.”

Zaiden studied him intently before sitting down. “Do you truly mean that?”

The hopefulness in Zaiden’s voice was strange, but it warmed Darian and made him feel like he’d actually be missed if he were to leave. 


  1. Aw, that last line. I'll bet he's right and he'd be missed.

  2. I'm not sure which one I feel the most "awws" for, but I think these two need each other.

  3. Wow, excellent, descriptive dialogue which draws me right into the conflict of the story, holding my attention, and refusing to let me look away! (heart)

  4. That's why I love and hate Rainbow Snippets. Love because there are so many wonderful snippets. Hate because they're so short. I loved this