Sunday, July 17, 2016

Rainbow Snippet July 17th

Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).

In this group you’ll find anything from romance and historical fiction to mystery and YA. The common thread is that every story’s main character identifies as LGBTQ+. The snippets could range from zero flames to full-on sexytimes, anything goes content-wise. The only rule is snippets will be 6 sentences long–one for each color in the Pride flag.

I would invite everyone to please come check out the Rainbow Snippets group, click on a link, read and comment on the writing available and get involved yourselves in this awesome exercise. The link to the group can be found HERE

It's time for something new. Like I mentioned last week I've been in a bit of a writing funk what with the heat and all. But after a short roadtrip, I've found myself with the start of something new. not sure where it's going yet, but I'm happy to have written something. Here are the opening lines. 

They say that there are two sides to every story, right? Let’s stop bullshitting shall we, no one ever really listens to both sides, they listen to the first story and make up their minds if it’s right or wrong, truth or fiction and they judge everyone involved from there, even if the truth is just a little bit muddy, even if it lays somewhere deep and shadowed, mired in shades of gray.

The purple Chevy Silvarado bounced its way along a gravel road, throwing up clouds of dirt in its wake. Sunlight twinkled off the silver lightning bolts airbrushed down its sides as “Redneck Crazy,” blared from a half open window. In the passenger’s seat the tan and brown bloodhound’s ears flapped each time the tires hit the ruts in the road. The old dog’s weathered face was a map of wrinkles, dotted here and there by gray scar tissue well-earned in its glory days as one of the best coon sniffin’ dogs in three counties. 

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  1. Aww, I love the dog, I can picture his wrinkly face perfectly :)

  2. I love the beginning,so much in line with my thoughts today. Already signed upgor the newsletter. ��

  3. Sweet, melancholy heart instantly goes out to the dog.

  4. Great way to set the scene! I already want to know more.

  5. Great beginning! Good luck with the rest - I sympathise with you on the heat.

  6. Great description. I can see and feel the road. Love the dog.

  7. Can't wait to see where it goes. Yep, and I love the dog, too! :)