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 (Wilson is the first speaker, and Jerry, the newspaper’s features editor is the other speaker):
He let out a long sigh. “How far back in the boonies is this hillbilly that says he trapped Bigfoot?”
“Nah, you’ll still be in civilization. It’s a quaint tourist trap in Northern California. I’ll put you up in a nice little B&B.”
Wilson shifted, pushing back in his chair. One of these days he was going to get into this office when Jerry wasn’t around and check out these damned chairs. It felt like Jerry had shaved down the length of the front legs to deliberately make reporters slither forward on the hard seat. The better to get them to agree to anything and rush them quickly out of there?
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.
8 thoughts on “RAINBOW SNIPPETS – August 24, 2019 – Weekend at Bigfoot’s”
It felt like Jerry had shaved down the length of the front legs to deliberately make reporters slither forward on the hard seat
Fabulous😁I love this book before I’ve read it!😍
Thank you! 💖😁
Heh, I think I’ve been unlucky enough to sit in this chair or its evil twin. 🙂
Eep. Never a fun experience, is it?
Ha! I’m going to steal that chair trick myself (wicked giggles). Dying to see where this story goes!
Heehee…thank you! ❤️💞
I’ve sat in such a chair; I swear I have!
Apparently it’s either a common flaw or a common tactic! 🤣