Hello again, Snippeteers.
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!).
To find out what others are sharing on their blogs this week, hop on over to the Rainbow Snippets facebook page here. But first, check out my own offering this week.
This is from a WIP with the working title “The Angel and the Magpie”. It’s an age gap romance. Toby is a homeless young man who has been offered a roof over his head by Raphael. I can’t share the circumstances under which this happened because that would definitely be a spoiler. For now let me introduce you to one of Raphael’s unexpected skills, told from Toby’s point of view.
A noise alerted him: a scuffle, then a curse.
“Raph?” Toby called out, sitting up and rubbing his eyes.
His head felt all fuzzy and his limbs shaky, but not in a bad way, it was that feeling you got when woken from a doze too soon. The horrible, weak, sick feeling of the past few weeks had gone, for now, anyway.
There was another scuffle followed by several more curses. Toby felt his lips curl into a smile. Raphael rarely swore, but when he did, it was an art form. His smooth, very English accent lent class and style to every foul word that came out of his mouth. If swearing could ever be considered a sport, Raphael’s cussing would be up there in the top three, only surpassed by the sublime and legendary Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.
Thanks for taking the time to read.
If you fancy something extra to read, hop over to my other blog post this weekend, promoting Caraway Carter’s upcoming release: “7 With 1 Blow”. Click here to read the blurb, an excerpt and Caraway’s interview.