Rainbow Snippet for 9-2-2017

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More from Onyx Sun, (which really will be finished some day) picking up from last week.


It took a few minutes to find the latch, but soon they had lifted the head of the cryo unit and as it rose to a vertical position it brought with it another unit that was attached to its underside and Taliya caught her breath: this unit was in use.

The occupant was small, far shorter than Taliya, and covered with grey-black fur.  His face had a short muzzle with small pointed canine ears set on top of his head.  His hands and feet looked more like paws than hands, and were tipped with claws.

Ayess hissed sharply and drew back from the unit and Taliya pulled her attention away from the being in the capsule and turned to ni.

“Ayess?  What is 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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13 responses to “Rainbow Snippet for 9-2-2017

  1. Hmm…Ayess sure seems to know the answer (and be mighty concerned)!

  2. jlgfellers

    Interesting discovery. How does Taliya know the creature is a he at first glance?

  3. I sense trouble by Ayess’ reaction.

  4. Yes, come on, what is it? We need to know! ;)

  5. Uh oh, this may not be good!

  6. Jana Denardo

    Can’t wait to find out what this creature is.

  7. Karen Michelle Nutt

    I’m curious as to what it is also. :)

  8. louiselyons013

    I’m keen to find out what the creature is.

  9. Pekky

    What is this creature? For some reason, I find it cute rather than terrifying.

  10. My first reaction was: don’t stop there!!!
    It sounds as if Ayess has seen the intruder before…

  11. I wasn’t around for this snippet, but I’ve been reading your blog in reverse, trying to satisfy my muse’s demand for more Wednesday Words. (wry grin) I came this far, so I decided to check out the snippet you posted on the day I left the country. I’m glad I did. Quite the intense situation that’s brewing here!

    At this point, I’m getting very fond of Taliya, fond enough that I’m going to be awaiting Onyx Sun when you’ve got it ready, too. At the same time, I understand the difficulties, since I’m locked in a similar struggle with Stealing Myself From Shadows, The Hand and the Eye of the Tower, A Godling for Your Thoughts? and the rest of Tales of the Navel/The Shadow Forest, which you’re undergoing with your baby. (sympathetic nod)

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