#RainbowSnippets #novellines Forty-Four 4/28 The Messenger

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.

I’m sharing from Cleaning House, one of my current WIPs, again. Cleaning House is nearing the end of the WIP status. It’s set for an August 1 release, and it’s currently off in the fair land of proofreading, in very good hands, I might add. *waves to her manuscript* See you soon!

I’m going to be looking for ARC reviewers in the near future. If you’re interested, let me know.

The Setup: That messenger at Cent’s door is unusual in a very good way. Here’s a little more of what happens during their brief encounter. Yes, this is more than six sentences, but I generally play by the rules, at least in theory. 😉

     “Sign here.” The messenger held out an old-fashioned, lined-paper signature board. “Nice neighborhood.” Their voice held a muddled accent. Maybe European, but Cent couldn’t be certain. “I would not want to be here after dark.”

     “You and me both.” Cent took the envelope when the messenger held it out. “Thanks.” Her heart fluttered when she peered up into their face to see piercing dark brown eyes that were inquisitive, seeking but easily humored by the way one brow over those eyes cocked.

     “Make certain you lock up tight.” The messenger lingered at the door to stare back at her. “Can I do anything else for you?”

Loaded question, isn’t it?

Want to read more from Cleaning House? You can do so HERE.

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    • North Chicago outside the Great Lakes base isn’t the best place to be after dark, or at least it didn’t use to be. 😏 And that loaded question is fun IMO, but I’ve a rather warped sense of humor or so I’ve been told.


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