#RainbowSnippets #ScienceFiction Twenty-Three: 12/2: Meet the Family

     NaNoWriMo is over! *collapses into a heap on the floor* I ended up with an over 79K word count, and I’m still not finished with the novel, but I will be, hopefully, by the end of the year. (WIPpets from that work are available every Wednesday)

     But this RainbowSnippet isn’t about that WIP, it’s about Surrogate: Hunted, which is now available for pre-order on Amazon. I’ve been posting snippets from Hunted for several months now, and will continue to do so until the novel’s release (February 18 ebook, March 1 hardback) but even then I’ll not have given you more than a fraction of what’s really going on in Etain’s world.

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!)”

The Setup: Etain and Brigit have landed where the meat wagon was taking them, but it’s not anything like anywhere they’ve been thus far (yes, this snippet is over six sentences, but it is almost all a single, descriptive paragraph so I’m running with it).

Etain speaks first in this snippet, and she’s bravely (or perhaps, foolishly) asking questions to a very tall Cycalk man with a dark brown pelt.

     “Are we safe?” Etain asked in Alyward.

     “Ntch. Yes.” A second Cycalk stepped into the kitchen. He was even taller than the first but thinner, and a sleeveless, black overcoat covered much of his long, silver pelt. His kind smile wrinkled his face even more. “This is a house of Znyrs.” A woman wearing a brown coat over her clipped, silver pelt entered behind him. She was much shorter than he was but still taller than Etain. Two unclothed, brown-pelted children walked in behind them. The first child was a tall as she was and broad in the shoulder, but the other, a girl by the slight taper in her waist, appeared no more than five Terran years old. Etain clutched Brigit when she saw them together. I am frightened by this, by thesea family. They were in a private Cycalk home.


*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!


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