This week, have a little more of my WIP, Recovery, showing a couple of the supporting cast as well (those who’ve read Reawakening may well recognise one of these names ^_^)
Then Arden was moving, running forwards past Raif, past Tama, past Esen, to leap from the edge of the cliff, his back arching in a perfect dive.
Tama screamed, but this time it was Esen who laughed, throwing her head back. She shouted, “He rises!” and Arden did just that, soaring up again in a burst of golden flame, his human body blurring into nothing as he spread out burning wings towards the grey sky and became the dragon.
Raif still couldn’t breathe properly. It had been so long since he saw Arden in this form that he had forgotten how vast and terrifying the dragon was, how this was Arden’s truth: wings and fire and scarlet scales, the beat of wings that sent Tama stumbling backwards and grabbing at Raif for balance, the way his long tail whipped out over the rooftops as he turned in the air to swoop towards his brothers.
Tama seemed as shaken as he was, her breath as uneven, and they clung to each other to stay upright. Then Esen turned and saw them and said, rolling her eyes, “Breathe, you fools, even if he isn’t.”
Sssh, yes, I know that was seven sentences, but I felt it needed the first one to establish what was happening.
Rainbow Snippets is a wonderful little Facebook group in which writers gather every weekend to post a six-sentence peek at one of their works. All genres are included but the snippets must be from books with a LGBTQIA+ protagonist.