I’ve joined the Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook. From their description: “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!).” Pretty cool, eh? Don’t forget to “Like” my Facebook page and/or my Facebook profile while you’re over there checking out this fantastic group!
Today I’m giving a snippet from my recently completed short story, titled From This Day Forward, which is direct sequel to ’Til Death Do Us Part (now available at JMS Books). I’m planning to submit it for JMS’s Summer Lovin’ submissions call.
A little background leading into this week’s snippet: This picks up immediately after the snippet I gave you a couple weeks ago, in which Aiden had been playing with a group of children, and had just run up to Henry and his husband, Sam, so he could ask Sam two questions: “What’s a doofus,” followed by “What’s a doody-head.”
This is told from Henry’s 1st-person POV:
Was it wrong that I was relieved Aiden was directing these questions at Sam, and not me? How do children somehow know which parent to go to for different issues? Sam handled it without losing any of his composure, as if it was the kind of question he was used to handling every day—although considering some of the students that went through the intro classes at the university, that might not be too far-fetched of a supposition.
“It’s essentially the same thing as doofus. Silly words kids say when they want to insult someone.”
“So it’s not nice, right?”
From This Day Forward is a short story (approx. 10k words) targeted for JMS Books’ Summer Lovin’ submissions call. It is a direct sequel to ’Til Death Do Us Part, but it will also stand on its own.
What are Sam and Henry up to during the summer after Henry’s rescue? They’d thought adopting Buddy/Aiden was going to be smooth sailing, but will it be?