Another week, another Snippet from Surrogate Hunted.
My word of the day is sludge… head sludge to be more exact. A rather vicious sinus infection managed to sneak up on me this week, (Friday morning, to be exact) and we’re currently engaged in a battle for cranial dominance. It’s not going down without a fight, but I have Cipro, ibuprofen, soup, Vicks, and a box of tissues all on my side.
The Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook is “for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).”
This week’s Rainbowsnippet* comes from Chapter Five and is titled “Snack Bowl” for reasons that will be obvious when you read. This snippet is devoted to world/species building and you’ll meet Etain’s eldest daughter, ten-year-old Analeigh. The length goes a little above snippet ideal, but so goes it. I like to complete the thought at hand.
“Put the snack bowl back, Ana.”
“Aw, Mom.” Analeigh hunched over the glass bowl. Stephanos actually ate the bite-sized blue fish alive and whole like Leigheas did, but Analeigh had liberated the traditional Takla snacks numerous times like Etain had when she’d first lived with him. “It’s gross.”
“It is Takla, and remember, your pala said you would hand scrub the garden furniture if you did it again.”
“Aw.” Analeigh turned toward the eat in. “But—”
“Do they hide your peanut butter?”
“You eat it too.”
“That is not the point. Leave Pala and Stephanos’ bowl alone.”