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Good afternoon, snippetteers! Long time, no see – and I am sorry for being AWOL from the Rainbow Snippets group for so long. Life handed us a giant bag of spanners, and everything’s been in a complete mess since last September. I did manage to write, but there was no regularity to it, just grabbing snatches when I needed it. Now though, I feel it’s time to get back to some sort of order. Healing Glass is finished and released, Repeat Offence – my next fantasy novella – went to the editor yesterday, on schedule for a end of June release, and now I’m sifting through my WiP stack to see which story I should finish next.
The snip below is from A Simple Mistake, the next book in the Power of Zero series, which is definitely on the to-do list. Jack is in Japan, and one of the people he’s working with has taken photos of him and sent them to Gareth.
It’s a double length snip, but I have been away for a while! 😉
From A Simple Mistake
Gareth’s gaze was locked on his phone’s gallery. Jack, holding a bokken over his head, readying for a strike. Jack, straight, tall, and at peace, bokken at his side. Jack airborne, mid-kick or spin. Block, strike, calm, attack and retreat – swiping through the images was like watching Jack perform a serene, deadly dance.
It was hypnotic, and Gareth knew exactly what he’d do with the images the moment he got home. He’d not yet spent much time and effort making his office truly his. The wall across from his desk was entirely bare – but it wouldn’t stay that way for long. Gareth could see it in his mind: Jack dancing across his wall framed by ivory parchment and thin lines of reddish-brown, polished cedar.
Whoever Min was, he was a dab hand with a camera, and Gareth owed him.
He interrupted his scrolling, made a quick call and asked for the politest way to express his gratitude in Japanese. A line of script winked from his inbox shortly after and Gareth copied the unfamiliar characters carefully and pasted them into a return message.
He felt very much obliged, indeed.