Rainbow Snippet for 4-22-2017

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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 have at least one more round of revisions after the current one, and my goal for Camp NaNoWriMo this month is to finish this round.)

Picking up from last week.

(This part is still in revision so squint because I haven’t gotten to it yet.)


Taliya boarded the ship and a chill gripped her when she was immediately assaulted by feelings of upset and outrage.  Between the feelings from the ship and the tightness of Ayess’s voice when he had called her she had the feeling that something had gone very wrong.

She found Ayess in the cockpit and touched his shoulder lightly.

“Ayess?  What’s wrong?”

He shrugged slightly. “I can’t put it into words.”  He sighed and shook his head.  “I can, but they are not pleasant words.”  He met Taliya’s gaze. “Perhaps she will be different with you.”

Taliya frowned and glanced at the corridor.  “No matter what, Ayess, I promise you, you have a place on this ship.”

“But she is your friend.  Your lover.”








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7 responses to “Rainbow Snippet for 4-22-2017

  1. But he is also her friend. I love her sense of loyalty and fairness.

  2. Great snippet :) She has room for a friends as well as a lover :)

  3. AM

    I’m sure she’ll find a way to balance both relationships.

  4. Jana Denardo

    Poor Ayess, I hope he realizes it doesn’t have to be an either or situation here.

  5. siobhanmuir

    I hope she stands for that promise. Good snippet, PT. :)

  6. I like how she was able to read between the lines to what was really bothering him.

  7. Ouch. That could go off the rails quickly. Fortunately, she caught on.

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