#CleaningHouseNovel #RainbowSnippets Sixty-Six 9/29: Emergency

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 again from Cleaning House. The novel is an Appalachian-set Contemporary/ Paranormal Fantasy where the past and the present are blended with a healthy dose of granny magic. The mountains are alive, and a little moonshine can cure what ails you. This time next month, I’ll begin sharing tidbits from Mama, Me, and the Holiday Tree, a novella-length story that will be available in both ebook and print formats in early November. This story will concentrate on Cent’s relationship with her mentally-ill mother but, of course, Betty will be in there too.

This Week’s Snippet Setup: Cent’s awakened to find Betty with what I called “sad eyes.” The question is, why is Betty upset?

Cent speaks first here, and that’s in yellow since it comes from last week.

     “I forgot.”

“Well, Little Miss Forgetful, your Great Aunt Tess called like six times while you slept.” Betty reached for her pack of cigarettes and lighter. “I don’t know how you slept through it.”

     “You didn’t answer, did you?”

     “I thought it might be an emergency.” Betty shoved a cigarette between her lips and flicked open her lighter. “And it was.”

An emergency? What emergency? And why?

You can read a lot more #Rainbowsnippets and #WIPpet Wednesday posts from Cleaning House HERE.

*RainbowSnippets 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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