#RainbowSnippets – 2019-March-16 – 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!

This week I’m snipping from Cultivating Love. I figure tomorrow’s St. Patrick’s Day…this has a green cover…eh…it’s as close as I’ve got to anything in-theme. ☘️🍀

Although I snipped from Cultivating Love last week, this is from a completely different scene. For context, Ed and Joe’s life has recently been uprooted, and they are planning to move across the state to a small town. It’s crazy early in the morning, and Joe has just left to go take care of the farm Ed inherited, leaving Ed behind to pack up their home, etc.

From Ed’s 3rd-person POV:

Cultivating Love - March 16, 2019

To hell with it. There were no witnesses, so [Ed] gave in and let go. Wet trails streamed down his face. How or when had it come to this? He bit his lip, salty with tears, and snuffled. What were they getting themselves into?

Blurb & Links

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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20 thoughts on “#RainbowSnippets – 2019-March-16 – Cultivating Love

  1. Oh bless him…poor Ed.😢 Joe & Ed are adorable, I did so love their story. I can’t sum them up better than the quote from BMB: ‘in all their…too-manly-for-emotion-glory’. Brilliant…as are you. 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤 (manly hearts)

  2. Aw, upheaval is always so difficult and this is so sad that he can only let go when he’s sure no one is looking – bless him, I hope things eventually work out for them both!

    1. That’s pretty much what the romance arc for this story is about, going from an established, but undefined relationship between a couple guys who have difficulty expressing their feelings, to getting to the point where they can talk about emotions with each other.

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