#RainbowSnippets: A Symposium in Space

Welcome to Rainbow Snippets!

Every Saturday or Sunday, those participating post and share six sentences of LGBTQIA+ fiction on their blogs. It can be their own. It can be someone else’s. It just needs to be LGBTQIA+.

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


For mine, Pausania will indulge in a sexist rant, picking up where she left off last week in my recent release, A Symposium in Space…

“Men have committed crime after crime, started countless wars, preying upon one another along with us. We should never forget that, especially when we start considering offering them citizenship in the Intergalactic Democracy!”

Ah, so this was what bothered her. The possibility of men being able to vote once more in the Democracy, to have a voice in public assemblies.

Official herstory (intergalactic schools no longer used the word ‘history’, just as they no longer used the word ‘patronizing’) taught young girls that the beginnings of our democracy started with the colonization of other planets. Many of these off-world settlements had been started by women, hoping to create separate cultures apart from the patriarchy we couldn’t seem to shake off back on Ancient Earth.


Like what you’re reading? Want more? Here are some buy links…

Nine Star Press: https://ninestarpress.com/product/a-symposium-in-space/

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Symposium-Space-Feast-Words-ebook/dp/B07PGB15FY/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3BPACY58MCCMV&keywords=a+symposium+in+space&qid=1552937461&s=digital-text&sprefix=A+Sympo%2Caps%2C239&sr=1-1

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1130883509?ean=2940161507872

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-symposium-in-space

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/928136

(I’m currently reading a biography of Queen Anne of England. I’m struck by a similarity in this scene between Pausania and Sarah Churchill. The intolerant rage burning within both of them, threatening to scorch those who dare to love them…it’s more than a little scary. The scariest thing is I’ve felt this rage myself as well as been on the receiving end of it…)

9 thoughts on “#RainbowSnippets: A Symposium in Space

  1. I totally understand why they would want to do this, but agreed, it never solves anything.

    And yep, I hear you. I’ve held that anger, and expressed it. I faced some very clear and annoying sexism this week. But we might find, if we look, that there are allies in unexpected places. (Yep, had that this week too.)

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  2. The sad thing is Pausania’s rage is mild compared to Duessa’s. (shudders) Ahem, I’m crossing universes. (sheepish grin) I’m glad you found allies…they can make the annoying all the more bearable.


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