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!
I’m afraid I’m at 8 sentences this week, but darn it, look how short they are!
For context, this picks up immediately after last week’s post, which followed the longer excerpt I posted on the 4th in which Blaine (the POV character) has arrived at a bar in search of a hookup. The pickings are slim and he’s considering a man he’s thinking of as “King Kong.” The last lines leading into this snippet are: The man’s laughter reached his eyes. “That depends. You wanna be my Ann Darrow?”
“Blaine will do fine, thanks.”
“George. My name’s George.”
It fit him. Not as well as Harry, but it matched him. Blaine put out a hand. “Pleased to meet you, George.” What the hell, the man had “showered and everything.”
Blaine is a well-dressed, high priced attorney, and George is a hairy mountain of an auto mechanic. This odd couple meets up one evening on a slow night at a bar. The pickings are slim. Slim enough for these opposites to eyeball each other and ask themselves just how bad they want to get laid.
Pleasantly surprised by the evening’s outcome, Blaine is faced with a dilemma. Should he throw caution to the wind and pursue George, or steer clear of that unexpected distraction to his carefully structured life.
King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate first made its appearance in the Like Magnets We Attract anthology at eXcessica on April 13, 2009, then reappeared as a self-published single on October 8, 2009. I took it (and the rest of my older works) down in the latter half of last year for a thorough overhaul.
King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate will be included in a boxed set of all my short stories tentatively titled Snapshots. King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate is also earmarked to be released as a freebie single a week or two ahead of the boxed set’s publication. Look for both the single and the boxed set in February.