RAINBOW SNIPPETS – Change of Plans – May 1-2

Have you discovered the Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook yet? I’ve recently become active there again in hopes that it’ll motivate me to stay active working on this WiP!

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 continuing to snip from Change of Plans, a novella-in-progress following The Contingency Plan and The Best-Laid Plans.

For context, Efren has awoken to discover an unknown man in his bed.

EDIT May 10, 2021 – I’ve updated the snippets behind the spoiler tags to reflect changes made to the manuscript to date.

Click the spoiler tag(s), below for a quick review of preceding snippets in this thread:

This Week’s Snippet:

Change of Plans - Chapter 1 - Snippet 7

The man’s breath quickened further, and he spun before rushing to the window to throw open the heavy draperies. The sun was reflecting off Zioneven’s majestic mountains to the northeast with the sun just clearing the horizon south of where the range tapered off.

Objectively a beautiful sight, but the young man recoiled with an alarm that had ratcheted up several notches. He wobbled as he whirled in place. “Where—?” He gulped. “Who—?”

A twinge of concern prickled Efren’s neck. The man’s distress went beyond what one would expect from waking in a stranger’s bed.

Far beyond. He’d reacted as if the scenery was completely unfamiliar.

“Where are you from?” Efren asked.

“Where am I?” the young man countered.

I still don’t have a blurb, but here’s a limerick 😁:

There once was a handsome young prince,
whose naïveté made himself wince.
He was a huge fan
of “The Contingency Plan,”
till a drug turned his memory to mince.

I’ll probably have an actual blurb within a week or two. I’d hoped to write the words “the end” by the end of April, but I’m going to need Saturday (and possibly Sunday) to finish up. I’m THIS close, though. Currently the novella is sitting at 27,621 words.

In case you missed the beginning of Marcelo and Efren’s relationship—or perhaps I should say their first time around—here are some handy links (because although I always try to write sequels so random readers won’t be completely lost, this series will be best appreciated if all the stories are read in order):

The Contingency Plan

A sheltered prince.
A sudden death.
An unexpected choice.
How will Prince Marcelo react
to discovering he’s…
The Contingency Plan?

A death that wasn’t
what it seemed.
A kidnapping that isn’t
what it seems.
Time is running out.

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15 thoughts on “RAINBOW SNIPPETS – Change of Plans – May 1-2

  1. Ooh, I love the snippet. I can scarce wait to discover how our heroes’ magnificent story ends😻
    😂 hehe…the limerick made me laugh out loud and oh, that story board is fabulous 😁

    1. Thank you so much! 🥰 I’m writing that ending today. The action part is done, but loose ends must be tied (and I supposed I must double back to the sexy scene I skipped and get that written too 😁). Glad you enjoyed my little limerick. I have fun writing those (and drawing my awful illustrations 🤣). ❤️

      1. Aw…you’re welcome. 🥰Yay! I do so hope you’ll be happy with your ending and get all your loose ends tied to your satisfaction. (😂I suppose you must, tis a hard life…😁) Oh I loved it, I’m glad they’re as much fun to rustle up as read ❤️
        😆Your drawings are an utter delight, y’daftie. So there.😁😘

  2. I’ve caught up with all the snippets now, and HOLY CRAP, I love the illustrations so much!! They’re just perfect! 😍

    May I post one on my blog? With a proper link back to you and the snippets ofc?

    And hurry to finish the story. I’m DYING to read it!! 😍

    1. LOL…”crap” is the proper word to describe my illustrations! 😂 They’re fun, though. 🤣 You are more than welcome to post one if you want to. ❤️ Thank you!

      I plan to finish it today. All I have to do is circle back to fill in the sex scene I passed over to maintain my momentum. I’ve reread sections over and over, but I really want to reread the whole thing in one go before sending it to you, too. Might be a couple days since my household to-do list is screaming at me, but I’ll go as fast as I can. 😁

  3. When can I get my hands on this? It’s torture reading in dribs and drabs. I need to know who did this to them! I need them to be safe again! Now!

    1. LOLOL…It’s currently in the beta-reading phase. I’m told it’ll be worked into the schedule at JMS either end of June or beginning of July. 🥰

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