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 posting a snippet from an as-yet-unnamed WIP which will be a total from-the-ground-up overhaul of my old story A Dream Come True. The rewrite is told entirely from Mike’s 1st person POV (whereas the original was in both Mike and Wes’s 3rd person POV). While it will be essentially retelling the same basic story, this overhaul is significant enough I feel it deserves a fresh and shiny new title.
These 8 lines (sorry, had to finish the trail of thought) continues where last week’s post (ending with Point being, there were plenty of things I’d rather do than face another roommate interviewee) left off:
I missed Amber already. I even missed the side-eye squint she’d leveled in my direction whenever I left the toilet seat up.
I hit “play” on the iPod attached to the stereo, and Paul Simon started singing Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard. My head bopped to the beat as I approached the sliding glass balcony door to stare down over the parking lot.
The immortal words of Thomas H. Palmer came to mind. “’Tis a lesson you should heed, try, try again. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” I’d be willing to bet Mr. Palmer had never endured a new roommate search culminating with a guy who didn’t think anything of showing up to the interview stoned out of his mind, or tried to politely extricate himself from a non-stop chatterbox who either couldn’t or wouldn’t pick up on clues it was time to leave. At least the homophobe hadn’t wasted any time clearing out.
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16 thoughts on “#RainbowSnippets – March 25, 2017 – WIP with Wes & Mike”
I am loving this!
Let’s just hope he hasn’t ever heard the alternate version of that line… “If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Then quit. No sense being a damned fool about it.”
Thank you! I have a sneaky feeling things might work out with this next roommate interview, so he won’t be put to the test this time. Although he might have to face more stressful situations later…
Poor boy! You have to sympathise. 🙂
Indeed. Gee, I hope things work out for him. 😉
Ouch! I feel for the narrator, having such hideous ghosts of roommates past! (rueful grin)
LOL, I know I’d hate to have to deal with a roommate again!
Oh, man. I don’t envy him the search. And yeah, good thing indeed on the homophobe. Not something I’d want to discover later on.
Ug, I know. That would be the roommate from hell. :-/
This is making me so glad that I never had to do the roommate thing. I’d be terrible, both as a candidate and an interviewer.
Poor guy, I don’t envy him the roommate hunt.
Me neither! <3
Lol, maybe he should reconsider the Express Lube guy, after all 🙂
I don’t know what happened to this weekend. I didn’t have time to post a Rainbow Snippet-post. Don’t you just hate it when RL interferes with the writing?
LOL, don’t worry, things will look up for poor Mike. RL has a way of doing that 😀, but I’ll look forward to your post next week!
Really, this make me ever glad I haven’t had to search for a roommate (think I’d rather work another job, lol).