RainbowSnippets Seven 8/5/17: Discipline

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.

*RainbowSnippets is a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQIA+ authors, readers, and bloggers to share six sentences each week from a work of fiction—published or in progress—or a book recommendation. Feel free to join in!



  1. Ah, teenagers. I can understand where she’s coming from, even if it sounds like she didn’t handle it in the best way.

    I *finally* started Surrogate, and I’m really enjoying it. But it’s odd meeting characters who I’ve seen already in the snippets!

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    • No, she doesn’t handle it well at all. Princesses (which Brigit technically is) aren’t supposed to possess a wicked left hook… much less use it. 🙂

      Glad you’re liking Surrogate. Now you’ll know exactly where the characters are coming from in the snippets.

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    • Yeah, tell me about it. I’ve parented three teens. Save the drama for your mama doesn’t work when you’re the mama.


    • You’re right, but she’s also seventeen, a trained fighter, and more than a bit rebellious…rather like her mother at the same age…minus the princess part. Thanks for the feedback.


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