Rainbow Snippet for 2-11-2017

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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’m still posting from Onyx Sun, a science fiction novel that is currently in revision. The revisions are turning out to be more complex than originally expected so the release date is, um, to be determined. (I’ve given up trying to predict one, but I am hoping to be through with the current round of revisions by the end of the month.)

This snippet comes a bit after last week’s in which Ayess was explaining a bit about Araxians and Araxian society.

“We do not have males and females because we are all both.”

 

“Hermaphrodites?”

“I believe that is your word for it.  We don’t have one because it just is.”  He smiled.  “It is said that when Araxians first met humans we thought that males and females were two different races.”

“We must be as confusing to you as you are to us.”  She looked up at him. “Thank you for answering the question that I didn’t ask.”

“Why didn’t you ask?”

“I thought it was too… personal.  Some people – and some races – have taboos about discussing sex.”

“I do not. Nor is there anything in Araxian culture that makes it awkward.  And you were merely curious.  Questions are how we learn about one another.”

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6 responses to “Rainbow Snippet for 2-11-2017

  1. Jana Denardo

    I do like this Araxian.

  2. annebarwell

    A very wise culture. We humans could learn a lot from them.

  3. The awkwardness is learned. Like the Araxians, I rather wish our culture didn’t consider certain topics taboo.

  4. Ooo, Ayess is getting more and more interesting! (heart)

  5. I love the idea of thinking male and female are different races. I tend to agree 😀 Very sensible ideas about sex and gender

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