Rainbow Snippet (20th March)

This week, more Recovery, of course, as Raif and Arden attend a masked ball (I couldn’t write a fantasy novel set in pseudo-Venice without one of those).

“Masks are easier,” Arden said, his hands lingering on Raif’s face. “Everyone can see them for what they are.”
“Even if everyone is wearing them?”
“The danger comes when you think the masks are off,” Arden said, and there was little laughter in his voice. “They never are, Raif. Not entirely.”

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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19 Responses to Rainbow Snippet (20th March)

  1. velvetpanic says:

    love the setting here, a fantasy pseudo Venice 😀

  2. P.T. Wyant says:

    Love this snippet, especially the last lines.

    It reminded me of a song, “The Mask” by Rupert Holmes.

    • amyraenbow says:

      Thank you. Great song 🙂 I had great fun researching carnival masks to work out what each character was wearing (Arden is the sun, and he bought poor Raif a dragon, because that’s Arden’s sense of humour).

  3. Philosophical. That’s too true, Arden. Too true.

  4. Beautiful!! I love your Venetian setting with the masks! (heart)

  5. AM says:

    Ooh, those last lines made me shiver a little.

  6. Jana Denardo says:

    Ooo loved that last line and yes a masquerade is pretty much mandatory in Venice.

  7. Michelle says:

    I LOVE the dichotomy here. The previous snippets with Arden have all showed him being the quick PITA jokester. But here you get to see the mind of an ageless dragon. Loved it so much. ❤

  8. I’d love to see them at the ball! So intriguing.

  9. Loved that last line (and the idea of a masked ball!).

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