For this prompt, I decided to find the word “dominant” or a variation of the word, in The Grey House, the next book I plan on publishing. I found that I used the word “dominance”. Once. I only checked the first book, but it was quite surprising that I only found one occurrence of the word. I would have thought there were more.
At any rate, here is the paragraph where the word appears. I am not prefacing or explaining any of it. For more, you’ll have to read the book when it comes out, or check out the first chapter here.
Hope you enjoy the paragraph:
It wasn’t hard to find her; she was returning to the house. The scent of blood was all about her. She had probably caught and eaten a rabbit. They were rampant in these mountains, but challenging to catch. He greeted her playfully, allowed her to show her dominance over him then licked her jaw where she had missed a spot of blood. She let him up and instinct almost took over. The buzzing in his head stopped him from running off to find a hare of his own. He stopped and howled at his alpha. She stopped, and cocked her shaggy gray head at her mate, wondering at his game. He concentrated then turned back into a human. Charlie shifted uncomfortably on the rocky ground and waited.