I recently joined the Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook, where every Saturday, readers and writers share a few lines from an LGBTQ+ work of fiction. This week, I’m sharing six sentences from “Water & Air,” an erotic modern fantasy story about a college student who is resentful of the magic that runs in her family but skipped her generation. It’s just her luck that hometown is a popular getaway for water witches, and she has to deal with them all day in her summer resort job.
But then she meets a witch who changes her mind about magic.
Here’s a snippet from the point of view of Miranda, the main character:
I worked the concession stand at the lake that summer. The lake was always quiet the first few weeks of the season—just locals and a few random tourists who started trickling in around Memorial Day.
But then the witches would descend. They’d begin arriving a week or so before the summer solstice and kept coming in droves until the fall equinox.
I never really understood the attraction of our lake to the water witches. Anywhere they were, they could draw water vapor from the air and force it to condense—so why they needed a lake to hang out in was beyond me.