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!
This week I’ve moved away from the thread of snippets I’ve been sharing the past few weeks. This is from a scene later in the story. Nash has moved in with his fiancé (Emmitt) and is unpacking some of Emmitt’s belongings. Here are six lines told from Nash’s 3rd-person POV:
Unpacking Emmitt’s things proved to be interesting. It was a good way to get to know his future husband—or at least a way to learn about his reading and movie preferences (mysteries and a well-rounded mix of action flicks, sci-fi, and rom-coms), and get a peek at his history.
There was an old family photo with a couple he assumed must be Emmitt’s parents, and three boys. Two of them were older, probably college or post-graduate aged, and a teenager who looked like a younger hippie-fied version of Emmitt. The kid’s hair was well past his shoulders, and he was sporting a carefree happy grin and making a peace sign with the fingers of his right hand. Nash never would have believed it if he hadn’t seen it for himself.
Will Nash find love again? Of course he will. Will he go about it in the usual manner? Now that’s another story entirely.
Jilted by his fiancé two weeks before their wedding, Nash Marino’s outlook on life in general, and love in particular, is jaded. After months of couch-surfing, Nash is fed up. He’s sick and tired of his living conditions, worn out by the demands of his nursing job, and despairs of ever finding love again. In fact, he doesn’t think he’s capable of true love. Monogamy, commitment, companionship, and regular sex…that’s all he wants, and the sooner, the better.
When Nash crosses paths with a like-minded man who’s also in need of a live-in nurse for a beloved relative, Nash figures all his problems are solved. Matters are complicated by a freak accident and amnesia. When Nash’s marriage of convenience scheme is muddied by notions of love after his memory reboot, will their plans go awry, or will Nash’s new outlook on life be just what the doctor ordered?