Hello Snippeteers! I’m back! And it only seems fitting that my Rainbow Snipper this month is from the novel I wrote for last year’s NaNoWriMo. This week has been pretty spectacular for me as Knotted Legacy was chosen as one of The Lesbian Review’s Top 100 Vacation Novels. I’m doing NaNoWriMo again this year, and am writing Martha’s sister Elaine’s story. Elaine aka Cook from the Rowan House series is a loose cannon type of character who always surprise me. Here is to everyone doing NaNoWriMo, may your words flow like a raging river.
From Knotted Legacy:
Lucia finished her bite of cracker. “Why does she want to keep me away from you?”
Martha held her Mistress’s gaze. “Jealous.”
“Of me? She doesn’t seem to have a problem with any of the others showing you attention. Not even Myfanwy.” She took another bite of her cracker and finished it.
“She’s protective. She worries I’ll get hurt.”
“Are you worried?”
Martha shifted her gaze and avoided her Mistress’s eyes. “It makes no sense to worry about pain, Miss. It wouldn’t be life if there wasn’t pain.”
Lucia reached down and touched Martha’s chin. She lifted it and looked into her eyes. She rubbed her thumb over Martha’s cheek, her gaze soft. “No, pet, it wouldn’t be.” She clasped her chin for a long moment and then released her.
Rainbow Snippets( https://www.facebook.com/groups/RainbowSnippets/)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.
Brenda Murphy writes short fiction and novels. She loves tattoos and sideshows and yes, those are her monkeys. When she is not loitering at her local tea shop and writing, she wrangles two kids, one dog, and an unrepentant parrot. She reviews books, blogs about life as a writer with ADHD and publishes photographs on her blog Writing While Distracted. You can find her on Facebook by clicking here. If Twitter is your thing follow me @bmurphysideshow
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