Saturday, January 21, 2017

Snippet Jan 21

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. Comes shortly after Ryker forced his way into the cabin. 

“Fuck hello,” Jesse snapped, still pacing, rummaging in the cupboard now for one of his bottles of whiskey and a shot glass.  “You’re fuckin’ cousin just showed up here and…”

“Hey!” Kyle snapped, effectively cutting off Jesse’s tirade.  “that’s my family are talking about, have some fucin’ respect.  Now, if you would have actually answered your damned phone when it tried to reach you, you’d have known Ryker was coming.”

“What the fuck, Kyle.  I’d told you I was coming up here to be alone and write some fuckin’ music, if I had known you were gonna pull this shit I would’ve made reservations somewhere.”

“First of all, know where you could have made any reservations is a secluded is that cabin and secondly, Ryker didn’t call me until after you were already there, and frankly, he needs the solitude far more than you do.  So if you’ve got a problem sharing you can pack your shit and drive down after the storm.”

“You’re seriously kicking me out of here, where the fuck am I supposed to go?”

“Home, which you have.  My cousin doesn’t so get over yourself Jesse.  If you leave it’s your choice but Ryker staying, now put him on the phone.”


  1. That's a tense conversation.

  2. I feel sorry for Ryker having to stand there listening to it.

  3. Jesse's being kind of a toddler about it, but I can see why he'd be mad. I feel bad for Ryker, though.

  4. There's a lot of frustration pouring off those two..

  5. Ooh, feisty! I think I'd probably have reacted a bit like that if I'd been expecting alone time.