Rainbow Snippets (5th March)

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A little bit more from Recovery this week. Raif has now made it to the lagoon city of Aliann, the main setting of the book. Now employed as a secretary to one of the ruling council, here he gets introduced to a new idea which is starting to change the world.

Oskan said, “Fuck off.”
“Can I quote that too?” the young man shouted after them, but Oskan was already stomping up the steps.
He muttered, “Journalism, he calls it. Gossip mongering.”
“What’s journalism?” Raif asked.
“Hah. A waste of money and an invasion of privacy.”


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.

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16 Responses to Rainbow Snippets (5th March)

  1. Louise Lyons says:

    Very true, that last line. Nice interaction.

  2. Elin Gregory says:

    Oh so true!! Nice snippet.

  3. AM says:

    Hahaha! Truth, right there. “Can I quote that too?” ROFL!

  4. Michelle says:

    I’ll just say it again. Poor Raif. 😀

  5. Jana Denardo says:

    Have to agree with that last line. Poor confused Raif.

  6. P.T. Wyant says:

    That’s what journalism has become, at any rate. Fun snippet. (And did they quote him on that?)

  7. It’s unusual to put those together.. but fun and definitely intriguing.

    • amyraenbow says:

      Thank you. In our world, the precursors to newspapers were official government gazettes which were sent out monthly. They were definitely around in Venice by the time the Venetians embraced the printing press, so I had enough of a historical precedent that I thought I could get away with it in a fantasy world.

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