Saturday, January 14, 2017

Snippet Jan 14

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.  Changing things up a bit. I had been posting snippets from ...And All Shall Fade, but that is entering into Edit stage this week and preparation for submission, so for the foreseeable future, I will be posting snippets from Ryker and Jesse's as yet unnamed story. This is a rough WIP featuring a bodyguard and a rocker. This snippet comes moments before last weeks (sorry for the out of orderness of this but this was written this past week) 

They knew him, they knew how deeply he loved the music, how it was all he had aside from them, and yet….

Did he even have them anymore?

That thought alone only served to double his pain, and all he wanted was a way to make it stop shredding his insides. The wind screamed and he raised his head, stared out the window, watched the trees wave like angry shadows across the sad gray sky. He reached towards the pillows on his makeshift bed, fingers fumbling beneath the plush overstuffed weathers, brushing against the coolness of the blade he kept tucked there. He curled his fingers around it pulled it from it hiding spot, traced the edge against his flesh, but didn’t part it. It was so tempting.

How long he sat that way, pressing the knife to his arm, body coiled for action, muscles tense, beginning to ache from being held on edge so long. 


  1. Beautiful description and character development entwined with a whiff of danger intensifying everything!

  2. Oh, wow. Intense and heartbreaking.

  3. Intense scene.

    Might want to do something with this, though? "plush overstuffed weathers"

  4. Wow, really intense, Love how the weather mimics his mood.