#RainbowSnippets #novelines Thirty-Nine 3/24

Welcome to this week’s installment of Rainbowsnippets*! This one is uniquely mine, but there are lots of other great snippets to read, so after you finish here click the FB link at the bottom of the post to discover other great LGBTQIA authors and their works. This week I’m snippeting one last time from Surrogate: Hunted, my 3/1/18 release. Next week I’ll be moving to another of my works, but I haven’t quite decided which one I’ll choose. Right now, I’ve got three WIPs, one in the Surrogate Series, and two in the Appalachian Elementals series. The AE series is new with the first release scheduled for 8/1/18. I’ve labeled it Queer Appalachian Contemporary Fantasy, it but toys with some Southern Gothic themes minus the Spanish moss and with a more northern and mountainous setting. The series’ protagonist, Centenary Rhodes, defines herself as pansexual and genderqueer, but there’s a host of queer characters, along with a frank look at queer Appalachian life, faith, magic, and family.

For now, however, let’s take a final look at Surrogate: Hunted.

The setup: Etain and Brigit have escaped the explosion that’s torn away their safety, and they’re running again, this time from those who’d see they’d suffer for their “crime” of fighting for survival. We’re seeing things through Etain’s eyes.

Note: The Cycalk in the first sentence is speaking a broken version of Etain’s native tongue.

     “We eat you slow for bad you do!” That voice, along with the others, soon became distant.

     Can’t stop. Can’t— they ran blindly through the forest, avoiding the moonlight wherever it slid between the branches, sometimes stumbling, twice rolling down a hillside and increasing their speed at the bottom.

     Meat sack. Meat. Fresh kill. Etain couldn’t, wouldn’t let them be caught.

Want to read more #Rainbowsnippets from Surrogate: Hunted? You can do so by clicking 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!




    • Thanks for the support. I’m excited to begin sharing this on Rainbowsnippets. I’ve been sharing on my Wednesday blog posts for a while, but I’m looking forward to extending the audience.


    • Work with enough people (students) who have different primary languages than your own you come to understand what broken sounds like. Word choice, dropped articles… even fluent speakers make those errors. Heck, even native speakers do. 🙂

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