Welcome to #RainbowSnippets, where six sentences of GLBT fiction are shared on Saturday! They can be your own. They can be someone else’s. They just need to be GLBT. To sample a wide variety of GLBT fiction, check them out!
My own is from my recently submitted ‘Seven Tricks’, a Christmas tale inspired by ‘The Nutcracker’. It’s a much more mouse sympathetic spin on ‘The Nutcracker’, with elements inspired by A. T. A. Hoffman’s tale, ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’.
“Do you wish to understand the speech of humans?” Madam Mousenip chittered in my ear. “’Tis a strange chatter, but it can be useful.”
“You can speak to these giants?” I asked, awed and a little afraid. “What does a mouse possibly have to say to a human?”
“Less than you can imagine and far more than you’d ever want to hear,” she said a little dryly. “However, if you listen, you can discover when they’re leaving, where they’re storing food, and plan accordingly.”