#RainbowSnippets – July 1, 2017 – Cultivating Love

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 another 6 lines from my rewritten and expanded 2nd edition of Cultivating Love. I’m picking up directly where I left off last week with the lines:

[Joe] “Not a problem. It’s my turn, by the way.”

[Ed] “Is not.”

This is told from Ed’s 3rd-person POV:

“Ed loaded the brush with grease-removing hand soap and started scrubbing. He yelped when Joe slapped his ass, and attempted a scowl—though it better resembled a leer—at Joe’s self-assured grin reflecting back at him.

“Is too.”

“You have to fix dinner then.” Ed’s stab at a hardline mien wasn’t any more successful than his glower.

Joe snickered again, turning away.



A man of few words, Joe is a hard-working farmhand who likes his simple, uncomplicated life. Ed is satisfied with his existence as an auto mechanic, but thrilled when an unexpected development in his life allows him to help Joe realize a dream.

It forces them, however, to reevaluate the casual, undefined nature of their relationship. They’re too macho to speak of love, and neither would acknowledge he doesn’t really mind when it’s his turn to bottom. When life throws them a curve ball, and the rules of their game get old, Ed tries to take every aspect of their relationship up a notch. Can Joe adapt to the open sentimentality Ed’s injecting into their relationship, let alone the new spice in their bedroom activities?

This is a previously published story that has been rewritten, expanded, and re-edited.


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26 thoughts on “#RainbowSnippets – July 1, 2017 – Cultivating Love

    1. Heheheh…While the overall exchange was part of the 1st edition, Ed’s glower attempt is new to the 2nd. 🙂

    1. Thank you! Aww, yes, that’s true—and I know in my heart Ed and Joe will pass that test. 🙂

  1. Mr. SM does all the cooking, so I’m stuck with the cleaning, but I’d rather. Cute snippet, Addison. 🙂

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