RAINBOW SNIPPETS – 2019-Nov-23 – When Are You?

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This week I’m snipping from my current WiP, When Are You?

I don’t have a blurb yet, but it’s a time travel story. This is the opening scene. The story is unedited, so please squint as needed.

From Leo’s 3rd-person POV:

When Are You? - 2019-Nov. 9

Prologue: Newlyweds

Vincent Allen Bailey.” A wince supplemented Leo’s grumble. Damn, but Vinnie’s elbow was sharp, and he totally deserved the full name treatment for digging that pointy bone into Leo’s ribs. Even so, Leo grinned as he rubbed the sore spot.

Vinnie snorted. “You’re worse than me.”

Leo snickered and didn’t bother to pretend he didn’t know what Vinnie was talking about, let alone deny it. Bailey. It had been Leo’s surname since birth, but Vinnie had only acquired it a week earlier.

When Are You? - 2019-Nov. 16

After Vinnie’d made the decision to change his name when he and Leo married, he’d gone around testing out the sound of the name. Vinnie Bailey. Vincent Bailey. Vincent Allen Bailey. Leo’d heard it softly sing-songed so many times over the past month—and written with a flourish on scraps of paper he’d found throughout their old home where Leo had last been stationed in North Carolina.

“Anyway,” Vinnie hissed as they stepped out of the dentist’s office and inconspicuously hitched his head toward the other side of the street. “There he is again.”

When Are You? - 2019-Nov. 23

Leo had already noticed the object of Vinnie’s concern. Creeper guy, the man Vinnie was convinced was following them. Leo had paid close attention to the guy ever since Vinnie’d first commented on him. “He’s not stalking us.”

“He’s totally stalking us.” Vinnie’s mouth tightened into a thin line. “Bet he’s a homophobe. Seriously, we need to be careful and watch out for this guy.”



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14 thoughts on “RAINBOW SNIPPETS – 2019-Nov-23 – When Are You?

    1. Even the hairdresser is in the dark! 😉 But I don’t know that “stalker” in the usual sense of the word would be precisely accurate, because much as he’s obsessed with/fascinated by them, he’s also deathly afraid of interfering with them. Because…reasons. 😁

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