Running late again but for good reason. I was at a friend’s 25th anniversary party.
I’m back with Corpse Powder again. We’re in Tsela’s pov. He’s just asked Isaac to be the ship’s doctor only to learn Isaac is terrified of flying.
And here’s the wonderful picture of Tsela Lex Chase did as part of a ‘trading card’ set for the anthology.
Tsela licked his lips. He had been afraid when he first entered the air. It was so outside his people’s beliefs that he didn’t know to adjust to it at first. He had been sure Estanatlehi wouldn’t approve, but when the goddess didn’t swat the ship out of the sky, he slowly relaxed and learned to love it. “You’re afraid of flying?”
“Who wouldn’t be? One misstep and you’re over the sides, plunging to your death.” Shuddering, Isaac rubbed his arms.
Corpse Powder which can be found in the Once Upon a Time in the Weird West anthology by Dreamspinner. blurb for my story: Doctor Isaac Adler came to Virginia City, Nevada, to escape the horrors he witnessed during the War between the States. Despite a living in a thriving Jewish community, Isaac’s having trouble finding his faith… and finding work. Just when he’s contemplating leaving the desert, life takes an unexpected turn when the airship Aurora is attacked by pirates and Isaac is called upon to help the wounded.
The ship’s first mate, Tsela “Alexander” Zhani, is also trying to outrun a nightmare, his in the form of the powerful skinwalker who drove him from his Navajo village. Tsela’s friendship with the handsome doctor responsible for saving the lives of his friends gives both men a fragile hope for a better future. But their demons aren’t as far behind them as they thought.
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If you’d like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It’s been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It’s been a great supportive group!