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!
I’m still snipping from Captain Jack and the Snack Attack, a short story in the FREE anthology, Make the Yuletide Gay (now available, see links, below). The blurb is below the snippet.
Told from Gordie’s 3rd-person POV:
Click to expand refresher scenes from this thread:
(Picking up the story just a little further down from where I left off last time…)
“Come on. I want to see what the poster’s up to.” They zigzagged around tables laden with everything from autographed sports memorabilia to Tiffany-style lamps. When Gordie spied the new bid, he blew out a relieved sigh. “He only upped it by ten dollars. Maybe he’s reaching his limit.”
“Or maybe he’s flirting with you—wants you to notice him and keep coming back.”
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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.
22 thoughts on “#RainbowSnippets 2017-12-09 – Captain Jack and the Snack Attack”
Amazon is driving me crazy!! What’s wrong with them? Grrrrr.
Sorry for being all negative in your comments! At least I’m happy we agreed to donate the money! 🙂
Me too! It appears to be free now at amazon.ca—that’s where the free downloads have all come from, but why would they change it to free for one marketplace but not the others? I’m still hoping it’s in the process of converting everywhere. I continue to click that “tell us about a loser price” link every few days, but maybe there aren’t enough people doing it?
LOL, I’m 100% positive I wouldn’t read flirting into someone’s annoying habit of upping the bids!
Gordie would agree with you!
Love the idea of flirting through bidding 🙂
Thank you! ♡
Flirting? Well, he has managed to get his attention, although not necessarily in a good way.
True. Maybe Gordie will find it in his heart to forgive him?
Great, concise description of the scene there! 😀
Thank you! 😁
Ooo, such an intriguing scenario! Is he flirting or not?
Wouldn’t it be fun if he was flirting? 😀
It would! 😉
I think I’d be vaguely annoyed if someone was flirting with me through upping a bid.
LOL! Can he be forgiven if it’s not the reason he’s bidding—he really wants that poster, too!
Flirting thru bidding, that’ll be a first.
But will it work? 😉
Flirting? Hmm, I think that’d frustrate me more than think on flirting.
Well he’s gotten his attention, not sure if it’s in a good way…
Not at first, that’s for sure!