Rainbow Snippet for 8-5-2017

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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.

Picking up from last week:

“My eyes?  You’ve seen them every day since you bought me.”

She shook her head impatiently.  “They were… glowing, sort of.  Not bright, but just kind of … glowing.”

Ayess started.  “You can see that?”

“Yes, why? What does it mean?”

“I’ve never heard of a human being able to see it before.  You said this isn’t the first time?”

“That day in the restaurant on Florris Five.   What is it, Ayess?  What is it that I’m seeing?”

Before ni could answer the power flux alarm went off and as ni turned to the console Taliya got the distinct impression that ni was glad of the distraction.

“The cryo chambers.”  Ayess grabbed a small monitoring unit as ni rose and started for the door.  “I think I’ve finally found it.”

Ayess’ race does not have words for he/she/his/hers, etc, because they are (for lack of a better term) hermaphroditic. Their pronouns to refer to other members of their race are “ni” (for he/she/him/her), “ni-es” (his/hers), “ni-en” (they/them) and “ni-en-es” for theirs.

 

 

 

 

 

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9 responses to “Rainbow Snippet for 8-5-2017

  1. AM

    Well, then. I’m with Taliya–I want to know what it is!

  2. Ni might be a bit relieved for the alarm. 🙂

  3. jlgfellers

    Oh, the dreaded disruption at a critical moment. Nice Snippet!

  4. Ooo, intriguing revelation! Why can Taliya see the glow?

  5. Darn that flux alarm! I have a feeling it has to do with attraction, but darn it, I want to know. 🙂

  6. I think ni is glad for the distraction too. 😀

  7. Jana Denardo

    Ooo now I want to know about the glow.

  8. Interesting. Was it a real alarm? And did it really go off by itself right then?

  9. Now I really need to know what the glow is all about!

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