After spending my week off the day job doing nothing but writing, I have now finished Raif and Arden’s story, Recovery. I started pulling ideas together for this one in April 2013, and until about a week about was secretly convinced I would never finish it, so I’m feeling a bit lost and bewildered right now. Here’s six sentences from the 31k I wrote this week, which was just the final chunk of this 156k third book in a series (why, yes, I am craving a nice little bit of standalone flash fic right now). Enjoy!
But his heart was as broken and torn as the waters of the lagoon.
Arden had lied to him.
And then, out of the wind, the singing began, high and sweet and yearning, calling him to the waters, promising oblivion. Pol stirred beside him in the boat, rolling towards the edge, their hands reaching out, and a nixie came rising on the crest of the wave, pale hair spilling down her back, her mouth open in song, and her hands reaching out to pull Pol close.
Kastrian let out a shout of rage and swung the oar round to hit the nixie in the head, hurling it away as its song splintered in a shriek of fury.
“Cover your ears!” he roared at Raif.
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.
Hoping to be a bit quicker coming round to comment this week, but it probably won’t be tomorrow, because I’m planning to actually go outside and experience this weird sunshine thing.