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!
Still snipping from Closets Are for Clothes (I finally got around to naming it) featuring Mike & Wes. I’m picking up where I left off last week. Wes is Mike’s new roommate. Whether or not that’ll be “with benefits” is still up in the air. This thread takes place early on their first morning sharing an apartment.
Told from Mike’s 1st-person POV.
Click to expand refresher scenes from this thread:
This week’s new snippet:
His mouth quirked into a grin that he quickly checked. Bastard. “Good morning. And thank you, yes, oatmeal’s fine.” His head swiveled as he seemed to be searching for something.
Oh. “Looking for coffee?”
Dream On – Book 1 – Closets Are for Clothes
Coming in February, 2018 to JMS Books, LLC
Mike’s life is carefully compartmentalized. He’s deep in the closet to his family back in Kansas, but lives life honestly and openly in Austin. He’s unnerved when Wes, his old university crush, turns up at his door in answer to a roommate advertisement, but quickly sees the potential…benefits of the arrangement. Wes has never doubted nor denied his sexuality. With the support of his family he’s an out and proud LGBT activist.
On the scale balancing his self-esteem on one side, and the love of his family on the other, Mike has to decide which weighs more. Is Mike being fair to his parents by not giving them the chance to know his real self? When the delicate balance of his life is disrupted, he decides he’s tired of living a lie. Will Wes understand his concerns, or will their fledgling relationship crumble under the strain of Mike’s uncertainty?
NOTE: Closets Are for Clothes is a from-the-ground-up comprehensively rewritten and reedited version of A Dream Come True. While the theme of the original story is the same, and many important scenes remain (albeit retold), much of the story’s background has changed. The earlier editions were told in alternating 3rd-person POV. Closets Are for Clothes is told entirely from Mike’s 1st-person POV.
30 thoughts on “#RainbowSnippets 11-Nov-2017 – Closets Are for Clothes”
Wohooo, I’m so excited for you and your release! Are you working on next part now? 🙂
Yes. I think it’ll go a lot faster than this one. Fewer things need to be changed in the plot line.
Yay! Means I don’t have to wait so long to read your next book! 🙂
Might be looking for coffee, but it sounds like maybe that’s not what he needs. 😉
Or maybe he needs his morning hit of coffee and something else? 😏
Heh, good question! Personally I’m always looking for coffee…:)
I’ve never gotten into the habit, but I understand a lot of people can’t start their day without the stuff. ☕️
Love the new book’s title, but coffee? I can take it w/ lots of almond vanilla creamer and stevia, but I prefer a good cup of Earl Grey. Think I’ll go make some now.
Hot cocoa for me! ♡
Is it coffee that he’s looking for?
(Sometimes I think I’m the only person on the planet who doesn’t like coffee.)
He is (although he might also be fishing for info). We may be in the minority, but you’re not the only one. I never touch the stuff. I’m a total caffeine weeny and never acquired a taste for it.
Coffee’s great but is he hoping for something sweeter?
Hahaha…he just might be. 😉
Listen to everyone chiming in on how they don’t like coffee. 🙂
Well, here’s my opinion: Blergh.
Bwahaha…that’s my opinion on coffee. ☕️😝
Yes, I’d be looking for the coffee too 🙂
Umm, I think coffee might be just the starting point of what he’s looking for! LOL
Ha! I think so, too. 😉
If he now tells him that “coffee is bad for you”, then he’s definitely gotten his own back…. 😉
Hahaha… Would Mike do that? 😉
I’m kind of glad to see I’m not the only person who doesn’t like coffee! Hot chocolate for me. Great snippet.
Hot chocolate for the win! ♡
He seems to know exactly what he’s doing. 😉
I’m sure he’d like to think so, anyway! 😄
Coffee–the ideal cover for a slip of the tongue (wink) Great snippet <3
LOL. It does indeed!