Saturday, 11 June 2016

Rainbow Snippet 11th/12th June


 


Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook Group that invites authors to post six 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 six coherent sentences). Nothing of your own work worth mentioning? How about a six sentence review of your favourite LGBTQ+ story.

 

Today’s snippet is from Returning Home, the second in the Call of Home series and available for preorder with Pride Publishing on Tuesday, 14th June. On that day Choosing Home is available for early download as well as being on preorder on Amazon.

In this scene, at the end of chapter 1, Darach is trying to discover more about the man with the cat. He is visiting his family’s farm. Maggie is his sister who owns the café down the street.


 

“I met your neighbor and his cat when I was outside the café,” he said. “He seems an unlikely person to find living in a small Scottish village. Is there a story?”

Maggie gazed at him, eyebrows raised. “He arrived about two years ago, but we still don’t know much about him. Keeps himself to himself and says very little. The cat likes to visit the café, though, and charms the visitors. He’s an artist and makes the most wonderful pieces of pottery and decorated tiles, but remains something of a mystery.”

“Does the mystery have a name?”

“Yes, his name is Brice Drummond.”
 
 

 

9 comments:

  1. He's been living in a small town for two years and no one knows much about him? He's some kind of magician! LOL (I'm surprised they haven't invented stuff about him.) I think Darach is going to make it his mission to learn more about him, though.

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  2. I agree with PT. The slightest hint of mystery around here and everyone will know in five minutes. He'd have sneaky questions wherever he went and people 'just passing' :D It's nice to have a mystery though, for Darach to unwind and stumble into.

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  3. Loved the exchange. I hope the cat has a nice role in this. The cat sounds awesome.

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  4. Perhaps Darach will give the local grapevine something to talk about himself (or more likely renew their interest in Brice). :-)

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  5. I'm with the others. The locals haven't even made up a good story for him? Or maybe they have, and we haven't gotten to it yet. I live in a big town, and even here, there are communities where everyone sniffs around like raccoons in a dumpster.

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  6. Brice is very good at keeping himself to himself. He does have a cleaner though and she discovers something to interest Darach. People might speculate but he has good reasons to keep under the radar.

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  7. Heh, I'm now really curious about the cat! :)

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  8. A potter! That explains the cover. Love mysterious artists!

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