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.
This week I've got a snippet from my upcoming Holiday Story, A Season of New Beginnings.
“He won’t even answer my calls. I’ve left him messages, but he hasn’t called me back. I was so worried something had happened to him that I called around to some of our friends to see if he was okay. Turns out he is, just not talking to me.”
“Then maybe it’s time to put the phone down and go see him face-to-face.”
“I was on my way to do just that, when I got stuck in traffic; the whole highway is shut down right now; there’s a multi-car accident up ahead, and with the snow coming down, it’ll take a while. Maybe this is a sign that it just isn’t meant to be.”
“Oh pishposh—signs—what have I told you about all that mess?”
“That only the superstitious and the deranged believe in them.”
“And since you’re neither, you will focus on the facts, which are simple. Josh broke up with you because you are married to your job, and you don’t know how to balance your time so you have some for yourself and by extension, him.”
“Yeah, but how do I get him back?”
“I think you already know the answer to that, Clay. If you are serious about wanting him, or anyone in your life, then you need to learn when to say no.”