Rainbow Snippet for 2-8-2020

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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.

Still posting from that “Steampunk Thing.” The first draft isn’t done yet and I’m hoping that this will keep me motivated to keep at it.

(Apologies for any language usage that’s anachronistic. I’ll deal with that once the first draft is done.)

This picks up from last week.

“So, then, I’ll be seeing you first thing in the morning,” I said. I picked up my coat and cap from my bag of tools and prepared to go out into the weather.

“Were you planning on starting tonight?” she asked, noting my tool bag.

“I always take me tools when I’m out and about. They’re less likely to go missing that way.”  

She tilted her head.

“The lock on me door’s not the greatest. Neither’s my door. An’ my neighbors aren’t exactly the neighborly trustable sort.”

She nodded but didn’t press further.

“Do you have a long trip home?”

“I live in The Old Nichol, Miss.”

Before she could reply the door opened and a man came in, accompanied by a blast of cold wet wind.

*(The Old Nichol was one of the worst slums in London’s East End.)








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4 responses to “Rainbow Snippet for 2-8-2020

  1. Intriguing character building in this scene, ending on a note of change which makes me look up and wonder who’s just walked through the door…

  2. smithandskarry1

    I love the description of where he lives – succinct but paints a complete picture of his situation :)

  3. Living in the Old Nichols intrigues me.

  4. Love the information we’re getting. I’m really intrigued.

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