#RainbowSnippets – 2017-Nov-25 – Captain Jack and the Snack Attack

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 snipping from Captain Jack and the Snack Attack, a short story in the FREE anthology, Make the Yuletide Gay (now available – see links, below). These are the opening lines, so no context needed (blurb below the snip). Sorry about blowing off the 6-sentence rule, but so many of these sentences are in the 1-3 word range.

Told from Gordie’s 3rd-person POV.

Captain Jack and the Snack Attack – Part 1 – Nov. 25, 2017

“No, no, no!” Gordie Triggs grumbled as he elbowed his best friend, Claire. His light brown hair swung across his brow as he cocked his head toward Mr. Short-Pale-and-Stunningly-Handsome, fifty yards away on the other side of the convention hall. “Dammit! He’s going back.”

Claire turned to look at the man as he headed back to the signed Dead Men Tell No Tales movie poster Gordie had bid on. Gordie would’ve bet his left nut the well-fitting navy suit the guy wore was an Armani G-Line.

“Bastard.” Her mutter might have held a hint of sarcasm. Her side-eye definitely did. “Who does he think he is, anyway?”

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NOTE: The Amazon Kindle link may or may not have updated to free by the time this posts. KDP only allows us to go as low as 99¢, so apparently the procedure is to list it at that and then bombard the “Would you like to tell us about a lower price?” link under the product details with the URLs of the free listings until they change it. In the meantime, you can download it for free everywhere else. Please feel free to click that Amazon link and help with our efforts to get it reduced to free on Amazon, too!

Length: 82 pages (PDF) / 41,303 words (Anthology) – 6,992 words (Captain Jack and the Snack Attack)

Sleigh bells ring—are you listening?

It’s that time of year again, and we have the perfect way to get you in the mood: A free anthology! Five holiday stories that are guaranteed to warm your heart, heat up your cold nights, and most importantly: Make your yuletide gay.

A Christmas Party to Remember by Nicky Spencer

Last Christmas, Cory and Wes made a connection that left them both thanking Santa. But when Cory doesn’t show up for their first date, Wes swears he won’t make that mistake again. This year, can Santa’s magic find a way to bring them back together?

Let’s Not Go Crazy by Stephen Hoppa

The holidays are stressful enough without Ethan’s boyfriend Nate trying to kill him with Christmas cheer. But Nate’s found a whole new way to torture Ethan when he reveals that he wants kids. Will their conflicting desires tear their relationship apart, or will they find a way to ring in the new year stronger than ever?

Captain Jack and the Snack Attack by Addison Albright

Two men determined to win the same treasure at a charity silent auction, a wayward kitten, grumbling tummies, and a dilemma: what’s the correct gift-giving etiquette for a first date that’s mere days before Christmas, and what could possibly go awry with this merry combination?

The Christmas Day Date by Nell Iris

One rainbow Christmas tree in harm’s way and an afternoon spent eating far too many cookies, equals two men with changed holiday plans. But how does that translate into a date?

The Year of the Monkey by Amy Tasukada

The last thing Aoi wants to do for New Year’s is spend it with his boyfriend’s parents. They were far from thrilled when their son came out. Can Aoi warm their hearts making traditional mochi or will they end up in an even stickier situation?

An earlier edition of Captain Jack and the Snack Attack was printed in booklet form for distribution at GayRomLit in Denver, and at future conventions.

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18 thoughts on “#RainbowSnippets – 2017-Nov-25 – Captain Jack and the Snack Attack

    1. Hahahaha…yeah, I’ve been there, too. Won in the end, though (a signed Superman Returns movie poster—I’m not quite as thrilled to have Kevin Spacey’s autograph as I once was).

  1. Oooh, I hate silent auctions because I can’t help but take them personally. How dare someone outbid me, I mean, just because I outbid them… There’s some seriously good description in this snippet! Thanks for sharing it.

    1. Thank you! 😃 I find that they’re fun unless I get personally invested in winning a particular item. Then it’s stressful!

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

      I know, it’s tough enough coming up with a reasonably short snippet that can kind of stand alone and be fun in its own right!

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