Rainbow Snippets – 6/11/21 – Shades of Sepia


Rainbow Snippets is a group who post 6 sentences each week from LTBTQ+ fiction or a book rec. Check out the FB page for more. #RainbowSnippets

This week’s snippet is from Shades of Sepia, book 1 of The Sleepless City series I wrote with Elizabeth Noble.

“I’ve never heard anyone talk about photography like this before, although I can see what you mean.” He glanced up at the trees above them and then again at the picture on the screen. “It’s like when you play a piece of music and let yourself feel it. Really feel it. That’s what you’re doing with the lighting, isn’t it? You’re varying the timbre, but instead of sound, you’re using images.”

About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at https://annebarwell.wordpress.com
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10 Responses to Rainbow Snippets – 6/11/21 – Shades of Sepia

  1. Beautifully put. (heart)

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  2. louhoffmann says:

    He’s actrue creative, isn’t he? Wonderful!

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    • Anne Barwell says:

      Thanks, and yes. I wonder sometimes what course his life might have taken if he hadn’t been turned. But given his father’s plans for him, I suspect much less than he is now.

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  3. janadenardo says:

    I really like this analogy

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  4. aldreaalien says:

    That is a gorgeous way to put it. Never thought about it that way before.

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