Rainbow Snippet for 7-2-2016

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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.

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

This follows from last week: Taliya has returned home from negotiating a contract on another planet and has discovered that her grandmother’s funeral was held the day she died — the day before Taliya was even told of her passing.  She has just asked the butler where Luzita was.

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

Before he could answer Maureena entered from her private office.  “That will be all, Regino,” she said, her voice as cold as the clacking of her heels as she crossed the marble floor.

The man bowed and left them, but not without casting a sympathetic look to Taliya.

Taliya watched him go and then turned to her mother, her face a well-practiced mask:  Maureena did not approve of any sort of emotional display.

“I would have liked to have gone to her funeral.”

Maureena shrugged.  “There wasn’t one. I felt that the expense was unnecessary and had her body sent straight to the crematorium.  By the way, you are needed at Aelind’s office at precisely nine o’clock tomorrow morning to be given your inheritance.” 

 

 

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14 responses to “Rainbow Snippet for 7-2-2016

  1. Damn, that woman’s cold. :-/

  2. Wow, Mom’s cold. I liked the comparison of her voice to her heels clacking on the floor.

  3. What a cold family. I hope there’s some warmth to be found somewhere soon otherwise the poor soul is going to freeze to death.

  4. Jana Denardo

    Maureena can give you frostbite.

  5. AM

    Wow, she is icy. You’d think she could spare a moment to at least be kind to her own daughter’s grief.

  6. “By the way…”??? I hope she gets hers.

  7. Louise Lyons

    Wow, Maureena’s harsh!

  8. Alexa Milne

    Wow, I bet her mother takes no prisoners.

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