Rainbow Snippet for 6-25-2016

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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 Onyx Sun, a science fiction novel that is currently in revision and which I’m hoping to publish in August.  (Those of you who participate in Sunday Snippets may remember parts of this.)

This follows directly from last week’s snippet, in which Taliya asked Regino (the butler) about arrangements for her grandmother’s funeral.

There may or may not be some creative punctuation involved in the following text.

Regino looked even more uncomfortable.  “I am sorry, Taliya,” he said softly.  “It was held the day she passed.”

“The day–” Taliya’s mind froze, replaying the conversation with Maureena:  Your grandmother died yesterday. “She didn’t even tell me until the next day.”  

“I am sorry, Miss Taliya, truly I am.”

“I know, Regino. And it’s not your fault.”  She took a deep breath and let her gaze travel the room for a moment.  “Luzita?  Where is she?”

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9 responses to “Rainbow Snippet for 6-25-2016

  1. How sad…and mysterious. Makes me wonder if there was a particular reason for the rush.

  2. Jana Denardo

    the rush makes me very curious.

  3. Why did they bury Grandma so fast, I wonder?

  4. The need to rush makes for a great mystery, sure has me curious to know more.

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  6. Some cultures and religions require burial to take place within 24 hours do they not? Although, I’m sure that then would not be a surprise to the characters in this snippet. Very intriguing.

  7. So sad for her. And now I’m curious about the rush…

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