#RainbowSnippets: Aissa and Polyxena

Welcome to Rainbow Snippets! Every Saturday, those participating post and share six sentences of LGBTQIA+ fiction. The snippet might  be their own. It might be someone else’s. It just needs to be LGBTQIA+.

To read a wide variety of samples from LGBTQIA+ , go here…


And now for something completely different…while I try to figure how to satisfy Leiwell’s disatisfaction and what to do next in Protecting the Lights, here’s a little something from Aissa and Polyxena. It was my Camp NaNoWriMo project, which I’m revising and plan on submitting…

Transformation, indeed. I watched Cressida’s delicate hands at work, changing instruments, to pick up a different tiny tool, applying each one to my brow, cheek, and eye with the same assurance with which Achille swung a sword. She wore an intense expression of concentration, her brown eyes darkening, when she applied a slender implement to my eyelashes, applying kohl. She adorned me with the same care with which any artist might paint the walls of the palace.

Fascinated by her intensity, I lost sight of myself in the mirror.

“Pucker up,” Cressida said, applying a brush coated with rouge to my lips.

Swallowing my embarrassment, I wrinkled my lips into a sulky pout worthy of Paris. I avoided direct contact with my own eyes in the mirror.

16 thoughts on “#RainbowSnippets: Aissa and Polyxena

    1. It’s the beginning of Troile becoming Polyxena and he’s still get used to the idea of cross dressing in a time and place where some nasty patriarchal prejudices are swimming around. He’s only just starting to question them.

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