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 Weekend at Bigfoot’s (see blurb, below the snippet), a 28,489-word novella. It’s scheduled for release on Saturday, October 19 at JMS Books both as an individual standalone and as part of a “Legendary Loves Trio” together with stories by Nell Iris and Kassandra Lea.
I think of Weekend at Bigfoot’s as a comedic paranormal romance with a flavor of mystery added. It’s technically paranormal, but doesn’t follow the usual formula of shifter story rules. There’s no fated love (although the MCs do experience a bit of insta-attraction), no MPREG, and no “packs” with alphas/betas/omegas/whatever.
This is the opening scene, so no context needed if you start this thread from the beginning. It’s told from Wilson’s 3rd-person POV. In fact, the whole story is from Wilson’s POV because it would trash the “mystery” otherwise:
The story is unedited at this point, so please squint as needed. Open the spoiler tag(s) for a quick refresher of earlier snippets in this thread.
This week’s snippet:
“Come on, Jerry, I froze my ass off chasing quotes for that Yeti story eight months ago.” Wilson pulled out the pencil he had tucked behind his ear and pointed it at Sensational News’ (Never Fake! We Swear!) features editor. “Can’t you give me something else?”
“You want to interview all the victims of the chimney shitter in Boise?”
Wilson slumped. On the plus side—depending on one’s perspective—at least that story was true. Bigfoot? Not so much. Considering the speculation about the sample one of the recipients of the malodorous deposits had saved (“There’ll be DNA in those droppings!”), he cringed at the thought of chasing down the chimney shitter story.
Blurb & Links
Sensational News’ (Never Fake! We Swear!) reporter Wilson Banks enjoys his job. Of course, he doesn’t believe the majority of what he reports, but he has standards. He can prevaricate with ease while avoiding outright falsehoods. After all, reporting that “so-and-so claimed to see this” is absolutely true.
Then he meets and falls for perky Tallbear, CA resident Oliver Hughes. While pursuing soundbites for a story about Bigfoot, Wilson witnesses something he wasn’t meant to see. In Wilson’s new reality, is there room for love with someone whose dreams are as big as his…er…feet?
Coming to JMS Books on Saturday, October 19, 2019!
Cover and links pending.
15 thoughts on “RAINBOW SNIPPETS – 2019-Aug-17 – Weekend at Bigfoot’s – #RainbowSnippets”
he cringed at the thought of chasing down the chimney shitter story…
I shall be snickering all day now! Love it ❤😁❤
💞 Thank you! 😁
😁 You’re welcome! 💞
Oh no! I wouldn’t want to chase down that story either! Great snippet, I would definitely read on to see what happens next. 🙂
Thanks so much! 💞😁
I laughed out loud for real “the chimney shitter story” very funny and intriguing. Great snip.
Heehee…thank you! 💞😁
lol, I know which I’d rather go for! XD
Hahaha…me too. I’d want to read the chimney shitter story, but I wouldn’t want to have to research it. 😳
Well, that certainly got my attention.
I hope in a good way. 😉❤️