Hello, again, fellow Snippeteers!
This week’s Rainbowsnippet* comes from Surrogate: Hunted. The manuscript is back from the editor, and I’m tweaking it before sending it off to the publisher where their editor will repeat the process before publication early next year.
The setup: Brigit, Merch’s seventeen-year-old daughter, is in trouble again, this time for fighting with another palace youth, a girl newly arrived from Earth. Etain, Leigheas, Merch, and Dresh are trying to reason with her, but Brigit is, well, acting like a teenager.
“You can’t do this.” Merch had chosen to plead with Brigit rather than raise her voice. “You simply can’t.”
“It’s beneath your station,” added Dresh.
“But she called me, Mom, and every other Takran royal passé and pathetic!” Brigit pushed from the table. Leigheas, Etain, Merch, and Dresh were sitting with her inside Merch’s royal apartment, which was decorated to reflect Merch’s love for twentieth-century North American Earth antiques and Dresh’s penchant for old weapons. Even so, Takla tradition permeated the apartment, including the blue coral pedestal of the dining table they sat around.
Read more Rainbow Snippets from Surrogate: Hunted HERE.
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