Saturday, 15 October 2016

Rainbow Snippets - 15/16 Oct

Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook Group that invites authors to post 6 sentences of their work each weekend. It can be from anything you like, your current WIP, a recent release, the golden oldie that even you had forgotten you had written, or just a scrap of an idea (as long as it has 6 coherent sentences). Nothing of your own work worth mentioning? How about a 6 sentence review of your favourite LGBTQ+ story.

Another snippet from Village Love #2. For anyone that loved Resistance, this is Smudge's story. Still in Chapter 1.  (Unbetaed, so excuse the overly-long sentences. Means you get more words for your snippet anyway!)

The old bus could barely manage forty on a good day but, despite his panic, Raleigh wouldn’t dream of going that fast in the centre of the village. However, even with the needle wavering around the twenty mile an hour marker on the vintage speedometer, Smudge’s lithe form and bright hair soon became nothing but a fixed point in his mirror.
For one heart-thumping moment Raleigh thought Smudge intended to chase after the mobile library. Sweat broke out at his hairline and his hands tightened on the steering wheel. But the moment passed, Smudge shouted something about fines that Raleigh couldn’t quite make out over the noise of the diesel engine, and then his shoulders slumped and he turned to talk to old Mrs Danridge.
Crisis averted, Raleigh let out a long steadying breath and slowed the bus even further to take the humped bridge over the stream, sounding his horn as he went.