Rainbow Snippet for 1-2-2016

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Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, bloggers, and readers 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 (no spoilers please!).   Check out all the other awesome snippets by clicking on the picture above.

Posting from something different this week, an unfinished fantasy novel from the “Novels I’m Ignoring” file. (Yes, I do actually have a folder with that that title.)

It doesn’t actually have a name yet – the working title is Disturbed Magic but I’m pretty sure that will change eventually.

Oh, and it’s a rough draft, so all the usual warnings apply, and then some.


Kel moved easily through the crowded streets of Antion, half-whistling.  It was a perfect day, or almost perfect; there was a merchant caravan in town and the rumors were that they were hiring warriors for guards for the next stage of their journey.  Being hired – that would make the difference between perfect and almost perfect.

Meanwhile, the bright colors and exotic scents from the traders’ hastily assembled booths and tents assaulted the senses and spoke of promises of adventure in far-away lands, maybe even lands where what Kel did was not illegal.  Just for a moment Kel reveled in the feelings of hope, then pushed them down.  First things first – being hired as a guard was the first thing to hope for: all the rest would be a bonus.




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10 responses to “Rainbow Snippet for 1-2-2016

  1. louiselyons013

    Nice! For a small snippet, the description made me feel like I was in Antion too.

  2. Certainly leaves me curious to read more.

  3. Cool, i like this world so far! Hope you let this book come out of the ignore file. :)

  4. Jana Denardo

    Oh I really liked this. I think this is a world I could get into (and I actually like that title)

  5. Lovely. I like the way in which his high spirits are mirrored by the exciting details of the market around him.

  6. A nice bit of scene setting here. :)

  7. Be very careful Kel! Keep your head down and find work.

  8. Good world and character building already :)

  9. I’m intrigued from the start – especially wanting to know what he does that’s illegal here but not elsewhere. Nice characterization in such a short snippet.

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