#RainbowSnippets #ScienceFiction Twenty-Two 11/25: Meat Wagon

I am very happy to announce that the ebook version of Surrogate: Hunted is now available for pre-order on Amazon! Take a moment to reserve your copy, but, until the release, you can continue to enjoy snippets here every Saturday.

And, did I say Saturday? Yes, I did, so that means it’s time for another #Rainbowsnippets!

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!)”

Here’s another #RainbowSnippet* from Surrogate: Hunted.

A Gentle Reminder: While Surrogate: Hunted is LGBTQIA Sci-Fi with bisexual content, Etain is the forty-four-year-old mother of five children and is seventeen-year-old Brigit’s godmother. They’re relationship is mother-daughter in nature, so please don’t think otherwise.

The Setup: Etain has partially recovered from her injuries, but is now dismayed to discover that the transportation she and Brigit have been shoved into might well be taking them somewhere even deadlier than where they’ve been.

Brigit speaks first in this snippet.

     “What’re we riding in?”

     “Meat wagon.” Etain peered at the heavy hooks rattling above their heads.

     “No way!” Brigit squinted toward the compartment’s far end. “What’s up there?”

      “Nothing we want to see.” Etain could just make out the silhouette. Humanoid. Chained by the ankles so it hung upside down, arms dangling, hair lashed to the arms so the head tilted back to speed the blood drain— drip, drip. She shuddered then turned off her aural modifier. “Look outside.”

     “I was afraid of that.” Brigit did as Etain had instructed.

Read other Surrogate: Hunted #Rainbowsnippets HERE.

*Rainbow Snippets is a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQIA+ authors, readers, and bloggers to share 6 sentences each week from a work of fiction—published or in-progress—or a book recommendation. Feel free to join in!


    • I once had a writing instructor tell me to put my protagonists into the worse situation I can possibly think of but one where they still might get out of alive. I’ve stuck to that notion for years now, but things are about to turn around, at least to a degree.


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