#RainbowSnippets Feb. 4, 2023 ~ Luck of the Draw

Hello Rainbow Snippeters! 😁

In case you’re not familiar with #RainbowSnippets, check out their Facebook Group where you’ll find a new post each Saturday (or early Friday, depending on your time zone). That weekly pinned post will collect comments from authors linking to their 6-ish-line Rainbow Snippet post for the week.

Last week’s snippet is the opening lines from my novelette WiP, Luck of the Draw (M/M Light Fantasy). Click on the spoiler tag if you’d like a quick refresher:

This week’s snippet picks up where last week’s left off…


Obren’s 3rd-person POV

Treaties had been signed, and a complete series of intermarriages between the realms would solidify their fledgling peace. The three realms had agreed on this course of action.

Obren closed his eyes, shut out the sounds of his father’s heavy breathing, and focused on preventing the quiver building in his gut from reaching his hand as he lifted it. He paused and opened his eyes. Was there any possible stratagem he could employ to boost his chances?

“Just pick one,” Lale hissed. “Let’s get this over with.” Lale, being Obren’s younger brother, was as invested in the outcome as was Obren.

Since I’m always looking for something to distract me from actually…you know…writing, here are a couple of images I’ve come up with to go with my snippets that may or may not have anything to do with the eventual cover. I’m leaning toward the concept in the upper image, though. Thoughts?:

And I further wouldn’t want to distract myself with anything actually productive, like writing a real blurb, so here are a haiku and a not-quite-legit-limerick:


Obren had to draw
A straw to decide his fate.
He drew the short one.

LIMERICK (with some rhyming fail…it’s still a work-in-progress)

There once was a prince from Canna
Draw a straw? He just didn’t wanna!
But choose one he must,
and now he must trust,
the Butari prince won’t hold a … grudge.

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