#RainbowSnippets: Protecting the Lights

Welcome to Rainbow Snippets!

Every Saturday, those participating post and share six sentences of LGBTQIA+ fiction at their blogs.

It can be their own. It can be someone else’s. It just needs to be LGBTQIA+.

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For mine, I’m picking up where I left off for Me Me Monday in Protecting the Lights, my Tales of the Navel/The Shadow Forest freebie story. It’s just slightly longer than six sentences…


I gazed up at the ladder in the middle of the room, leading to the attic bedroom. I’d given that room up to the twins once they’d grown big enough for their own bed. I wouldn’t intrude upon the solitary bedchamber where Map slept, too often restless with her many aches and pains.

The floor was fine with me. We didn’t have a lot of space at the Old Cottage, the only survivor of a village long gone. Fruits and vegetables grew aplenty in the garden beyond the lawn, not that my brothers and I ate much. We derived more nourishment from each other’s company and the garden’s beauty than any food.


7 thoughts on “#RainbowSnippets: Protecting the Lights

    1. Yay! This story is a big part of The Hand and the Eye of the Tower…the second novel in my Tales of the Navel/The Shadow Forest. I tried to create a village mythology around the Tower card…and Map is the anti-hero in this legend. Hope that wasn’t too much of a spoiler…(eyes the sky for the shadow of the spoiler smashing foot) 🙂


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