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 one of the added scenes in the expanded 2nd edition of Cultivating Love.
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.
Told from Joe’s 3rd-person POV.
Cultivating Love – 25-August-2018
A choking sound from the open doorway pulled Joe from his sleep. He lay on his back with Ed plastered against his side, his head nestled on Joe’s good shoulder, and his injured arm resting across Joe’s waist. Bright sunlight and a mild breeze came through the window.
Eliza stood at the door with her hand on her chest. She glanced behind her before whispering, “I don’t suppose there’s any chance you guys are bi and interested in playing around with an extra?”
“Wha…whasat?” Ed blinked a few times as he stirred.