I've joined a new group on Facebook, Rainbow Snippets. Here's its Manifesto…
"Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).
In this group you’ll find anything from romance and historical fiction to mystery and YA. The common thread is that every story’s main character identifies as LGBTQ+. The snippets could range from zero flames to full-on sexytimes, anything goes content-wise. The only rule is snippets will be 6 sentences long–one for each color in the Pride flag."
It sounds like a lot of fun, and a good place to help an author keep up momentum on a WiP, as well as tease potential readers.
So here are Six Sentences from my current WiP, Tawny, the second in my Melusine's Cats series.
From Chapter One:
Tawny was there most mornings, peering at him from the foot of the bed or the windowsill. Often, if Hal woke in the night, the cat would be a quietly purring presence in the darkness.
He found it oddly comforting. Especially when the dreams began to get really weird and unusually easy to remember in the mornings. Even more strange was the number of times Tawny featured in them. Hal had the starring role in the nightly action-adventure entertainment, along with the strangely transformed cat, but there was an empty space there as well.
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