#RainbowSnippets Fifteen 9/30: No Protection

We’ve had a crazy, busy week here in NE TN, and now it’s the first of the month, which means more running. We’ll try to keep things to a minimum, but it’s hard. Bills must be paid. Groceries must be bought. All the normal things can become daunting tasks when you’re both disabled. However…

Today is Saturday, and that means it’s time for a new Rainbowsnippet*!

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 Surrogate: Hunted.

When you’re done reading here, why not head on over to the Rainbow Snippets FB page and read Snippets from other great LGBT authors? You won’t be disappointed.

The Setup: Etain, Brigit, Mateo, and Mateo’s son, Robert, are quickly coming to realize the seriousness of their situation and have learned that their captors speak Etain’s native tongue, Alyward, fluently. They also know a little Terran Common, a future variant of several Earth languages that is the basis of trade within the Human-Takla Empire. The question is, where did these creatures learn either language?

     “Go.” The creature shoved Etain toward Brigit, Robby, and Mateo.

     “How do they know you’re Alyward?” whispered Brigit when Etain rejoined them.

     “No talk!” A white cloak pushed a metal rod against Brigit’s leg. Electricity popped when it made contact, and Brigit spasmed with pain, landing on the fake-path floor at Etain’s feet.

     Robby reached for Brigit, but his father pulled him back, shaking his head and mouthing no.

You can catch up on other Surrogate: Hunted #RainbowSnippets HERE.


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