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’m going with 6 lines from another one of the short stories in my upcoming “boxed set” (Snapshots). This one’s from Cow Pie Bingo. The original version of this short story is the first thing I ever published.
In this snippet, Evan, who’s recently come to terms with accepting his sexuality (although he’s yet to act on it) has allowed himself to be talked into manning a kissing booth at a charity fundraiser:
He could do this. That was the mantra he kept repeating to himself. Maybe if he recited it enough, it would become true. After all, it was for only one hour.
The empty kissing booths loomed off to one side of the open meadow. He checked his watch.
Evan lets a co-worker talk him into working a kissing booth at a charity fair. Not quite sure what to expect, he certainly doesn’t count on meeting Gary, or kissing a man, considering his past. Kissing is what he ends up doing, though, along with playing cow pie bingo for a good cause. Will Gary end up being more than a six-ticket ride?
Cow Pie Bingo first made its appearance as a Torquere Sip on April 10, 2008, then reappeared as a self-published single on April 10, 2010. I took it (and the rest of my older works) down in the latter half of last year for a thorough overhaul.
Cow Pie Bingo will be included in a boxed set of all my short stories titled Snapshots, to be released at JMS Books, LLC on February 25. One story from the set, King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate (featured in my rainbow snippets the past 2 weeks), will be released as a free single on February 18.