Rainbow Snippets – 13.10.19


If you’re new to Rainbow Snippets, it’s a Facebook group where authors of LGBTQ fiction post a six-sentence snippet (or there abouts) from a WIP, a published story, or a recommendation, every weekend. You can see all the snippets here.

This week… a little from The Wolf and the Pear, a dark fairytale out in couple of weeks. This one’s fairly dark so check out the warnings if you’re in doubt. Nothing to fear in this snippet though…well, not for you maybe.

“Please.” Lev closed his eyes, praying that when he opened them this would all be a bad dream. “Please don’t make me.”

The village baker—who had always been so kind, giving out sweet rolls to the children on Saints days and once rescuing a duckling from the well after it had fallen in—shoved the battered wooden box hard against his chest again. “You know we don’t have any choice. You have to go.”

It wasn’t lost on Lev that none of the people gathered in his uncle’s small front room could look him in the eye. Not even his uncle and aunt who sat quietly in the corner next to the fire. He wanted to scream at them to do something—anything—to stop this madness. But their faces wore shuttered expressions, just as they had since the village elders showed up at the door, looking grim as all hell, eyebrows drawn down like black hoods as if they were delivering a death sentence. Which he supposed they were in a way. Not that he would be dying at their hands exactly. Which would’ve been a mercy compared to what was coming, as far as he could tell.


Check out the Warnings/Enticements here.

One Response to Rainbow Snippets – 13.10.19
  1. Jana Denardo Reply

    Ooo his fear comes through so well in this

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