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Rainbow Snippets May 31st, 2020

Raise your hand if you think May flew by…zoooooooooooom!

From face masks and quarantines to now more unrest and craziness with violence in the world. Sighhh. Everybody please just stay safe, ok?

We stayed at home this weekend (I did ) for the most part save for a couple of short errands. Some much overdue yard work was done and finally some flowers added! I’m so excited 🙂 Now to see if they live.

What is Rainbow Snippets? It’s a group of LGBT+ authors who post six sentences (or more) from a current WIP, published work or even something they’ve read that they want to rave about. Click on the link below the rainbow to be transported to a place of wonder where you will find tasters of everything from sweet romance, to hot and steamy, to fantasy and sci-fi.

This week I’m sticking with one of my more dramatic works…Complications. First written in longhand in 1999.

Blurb:

Josh is a family man, a good doctor and a man in love… with his best friend. All is well until Greg discovers how he feels. Sadly, he doesn’t feel the same way.

Heartbroken, Josh finds love elsewhere, with Glenn, a much younger man. They have a whirlwind romance, until one flawed decision threatens to tear them apart forever.

With all the complications in his love life, will this doctor find a cure to mend his broken heart?

Complications

“And I can’t stop!” Josh retorted. He turned away again and buried his face in his hands.

Josh took a deep breath and took a drink of his beer. “Look, my path is set. I’m single, and still hung up on my best friend. How can I fight this?”

Greg reached for his hand, and to his surprise, Josh allowed it. “You’ll find a way.”

“Yeah. Sure I will. Single and very alone,” he scoffed.

Greg had no idea what to do right now except to leave. That’s all he wanted to do. But he couldn’t just bolt without having his say.

”How dare you make me feel like any of this is my fault?” Greg shouted.

“What?”

“You heard me! How dare you say such hurtful things to me! What the fuck right do you have?”

Josh poked his chest. “I’m in love with you! That gives me the right!”

“No it doesn’t!” Greg fired back.

“Look, I’m not apologizing for how I feel. I’ve laid my heart out to you, and you just chucked it aside. Do you have any idea how I’m feeling right now?” Josh turned in frustration.

Greg watched his friend pack up their gear and put it in the trunk. “So this is all my fucking fault? Just because I can’t sleep with you?”

Josh shook his head. “Just leave me alone, Greg.”

Available At: Smashwords

Too late. Pandora’s box is open wide. Josh wishes he could take it all back, but it’s too late. Greg is losing his mind and has no idea what to say anymore that won’t set off his best friend. Oyyyy

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Rainbow Snippets May 24th, 2020

I’m beginning to think my job title is the Pro of Procrastination. I keep putting off everything…to play my games, be with my cat, and my husband. Sigh.

Luck be upon me! Twas granted a reprieve of going back to work in the ancient workplace I call ‘home’ during those 40 odd hours per week. I don’t want this quarantine to end; I like being here. All the time. Truthfully! Now, to find a remote gig after this is finished and maybe a different house so I can have a separate office too. 🙂

What is Rainbow Snippets? It’s a group of LGBT+ authors who post six sentences (or more) from a current WIP, published work or even something they’ve read that they want to rave about. Click on the link below the rainbow to be transported to a place of wonder where you will find tasters of everything from sweet romance, to hot and steamy, to fantasy and sci-fi.

This week I’m sticking with one of my more dramatic works…Complications. First written in longhand in 1999.

Blurb:

Josh is a family man, a good doctor and a man in love… with his best friend. All is well until Greg discovers how he feels. Sadly, he doesn’t feel the same way.

Heartbroken, Josh finds love elsewhere, with Glenn, a much younger man. They have a whirlwind romance, until one flawed decision threatens to tear them apart forever.

With all the complications in his love life, will this doctor find a cure to mend his broken heart?

Complications

Josh is in love with his bff Greg, but Greg doesn’t feel the same way. The problem? They’re both married…to women…with kids. Now the wives know too.

“I agree with that, but just know that I’ll miss you.”

Josh blubbed. “Please stop.”

Greg felt a knife in his heart. “Stop it, please.”

“Why should I? You broke my damn heart, you shit!” Josh’s temper was coming to bear.

Aghast at Josh’s outburst, Greg knew he had to stand his ground. “How did I break your heart? I do love you! I’m just not in love with you. I can’t make myself be in love with someone!”

“And I can’t stop!” Josh retorted. He turned away again and buried his face in his hands.

Available At: Smashwords

Too late. Pandora’s box is open wide. Josh wishes he could take it all back, but it’s too late. Greg is losing his mind and has no idea what to say anymore that won’t set off his best friend. Oyyyy

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Rainbow Snippets May 17th, 2020

Tis the merry month of May…the middle of it already? It’s going quickly. Between work, gaming, schooling, and home life; not even quarantine life has slowed much.

I go back to work (in a physical building besides my home) just after Memorial Day. I’m not looking forward to it, at least on most counts…but some I am. Being with kitty all day is great, until he’s ill or whiny or I want someone else to talk to who’ll talk back at my level. Social media is OK for some of that; but I’ve noticed a marked drop in my ability to hold and carry a conversation in real life due to isolation to one person that I speak to on a regular basis. Ah well…just biding my time until I’m moved to my next job anyway. 🙂

What is Rainbow Snippets? It’s a group of LGBT+ authors who post six sentences (or more) from a current WIP, published work or even something they’ve read that they want to rave about. Click on the link below the rainbow to be transported to a place of wonder where you will find tasters of everything from sweet romance, to hot and steamy, to fantasy and sci-fi.

This week I’m sticking with one of my more dramatic works…Complications. First written in longhand in 1999.

Blurb:

Josh is a family man, a good doctor and a man in love… with his best friend. All is well until Greg discovers how he feels. Sadly, he doesn’t feel the same way.

Heartbroken, Josh finds love elsewhere, with Glenn, a much younger man. They have a whirlwind romance, until one flawed decision threatens to tear them apart forever.

With all the complications in his love life, will this doctor find a cure to mend his broken heart?

Complications

Josh is in love with his bff Greg, but Greg doesn’t feel the same way. The problem? They’re both married…to women…with kids. Now the wives know too.

Finally, after a few minutes, Josh joined him again.

“I’m sorry…” Greg whispered.

Josh ate slowly and kept stopping to wipe his eyes. “Shhh. I know. I….just didn’t know what else to say right now. Listen, I don’t think we should hang around each other anymore after today, at least not for a while. A really long while until my broken heart mends a little.”

Greg fought tears.  He’d been thinking the same thing.  He knew it would be hard for Josh to be around him feeling the way he did. “I agree with that, but just know that I’ll miss you.”

Available At: Smashwords

Josh’s anguish is palpable…but Greg has a case. He doesn’t feel the same way. What would you do/say in this situation?

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Rainbow Snippets May 3rd, 2020

We made it at long last! The 300 days of April (or so it seemed to this author) are finally done. Did it seem that way to anyone else?

With a fresh month on our pages and screens; I’m looking forward to new beginnings, closing old deadlines, and the daily opportunities of life. How’s that for vagueness? haha…To be specific…I start classes again tomorrow (yay); I have two books that I need to finish (one with writing and the other with edits); plus life here in the Midwest is always a crap shoot of weather and life. You never know what the next storm system will roll into town.

What is Rainbow Snippets? It’s a group of LGBT+ authors who post six sentences (or more) from a current WIP, published work or even something they’ve read that they want to rave about. Click on the link below the rainbow to be transported to a place of wonder where you will find tasters of everything from sweet romance, to hot and steamy, to fantasy and sci-fi.

This week I’m sticking with one of my more dramatic works…Complications. First written in longhand in 1999.

Blurb:

Josh is a family man, a good doctor and a man in love… with his best friend. All is well until Greg discovers how he feels. Sadly, he doesn’t feel the same way.

Heartbroken, Josh finds love elsewhere, with Glenn, a much younger man. They have a whirlwind romance, until one flawed decision threatens to tear them apart forever.

With all the complications in his love life, will this doctor find a cure to mend his broken heart?

Complications

Josh is in love with his bff Greg, but Greg doesn’t feel the same way. The problem? They’re both married…to women…with kids. Now the wives know too.

“I’m sorry, but I’m not in love with you, though I almost wish I could be. But as honest as I can be with you, I’m just not! I’ll be your friend and confidant, but not that!”

“I know, I know!  I just–… “Josh bowed his head and looked away from his friend. He stood quickly and walked away a short distance but within two minutes he was back. Greg reached out his hand. “Josh—“

“No,” He mumbled. “Just don’t, okay?”

They sat in silence as Greg fixed a lunch of hot dogs and salad. Josh stood up and walked over to a wooded area roughly fifty feet away where he sat and sobbed audibly. Greg heard him and poked a twig at the dirt angrily; wishing he could comfort his friend more, but knowing that it would make it worse. Finally, after a few minutes, Josh joined him again.

Available At: Smashwords

Well that didn’t go well. The heart wants what it wants and when they answer is no; it goes into a tailspin.

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Rainbow Snippets April 26th, 2020

Happy Sunday everyone! We had a very rainy couple of days so I hope we dry out a little bit before the next round of water falls from the sky. My hubby and I planted lots of seeds for flowers that I hope will grow and bloom to draw butterflies and bees.

What is Rainbow Snippets? It’s a group of LGBT+ authors who post six sentences (or more) from a current WIP, published work or even something they’ve read that they want to rave about. Click on the link below the rainbow to be transported to a place of wonder where you will find tasters of everything from sweet romance, to hot and steamy, to fantasy and sci-fi.

This week I’m sticking with one of my more dramatic works…Complications. First written by hand in 1999.

Blurb:

Josh is a family man, a good doctor and a man in love… with his best friend. All is well until Greg discovers how he feels. Sadly, he doesn’t feel the same way.

Heartbroken, Josh finds love elsewhere, with Glenn, a much younger man. They have a whirlwind romance, until one flawed decision threatens to tear them apart forever.

With all the complications in his love life, will this doctor find a cure to mend his broken heart?

Complications

Josh is in love with his bff Greg, but Greg doesn’t feel the same way. The problem? They’re both married…to women…with kids. Now the wives know too.

Greg pulled away slightly. “What are you getting at?  That since you’ll be single, you think we can now hook up?  Sorry, dude. I’m not into you like that, or any other guy.”

Josh scowled and stood up. “Whatever. Look, I told you everything. I’m in love with you, and I’m going to be single again. My love for you isn’t something I can control.”

“I’m sorry, but I’m not in love with you, though I almost wish I could be. But as honest as I can be with you, I’m just not! I’ll be your friend and confidant, but not that!”

Available At: Smashwords

This isn’t going the way Josh hoped…

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Rainbow Snippets April 19th, 2020

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope this day finds you well and not going stir crazy.

I got a treat today! My nephew dropped by to say hello and pick up an item for him which I’ve had for months now. He’s had the virus already and only mildly at that. He explained the symptoms to me and made me wonder if I’ve already had it too. Sore throat, back pain, he didn’t notice a fever, just the back pain was his hallmark symptom. After a week he was fine again.

What is Rainbow Snippets? It’s a group of LGBT+ authors who post six sentences (or more) from a current WIP, published work or even something they’ve read that they want to rave about. Click on the link below the rainbow to be transported to a place of wonder where you will find tasters of everything from sweet romance, to hot and steamy, to fantasy and sci-fi.

This week I’m sticking with one of my more dramatic works…Complications. First written by hand in 1999.

Blurb:

Josh is a family man, a good doctor and a man in love… with his best friend. All is well until Greg discovers how he feels. Sadly, he doesn’t feel the same way.

Heartbroken, Josh finds love elsewhere, with Glenn, a much younger man. They have a whirlwind romance, until one flawed decision threatens to tear them apart forever.

With all the complications in his love life, will this doctor find a cure to mend his broken heart?

Complications

Josh is in love with his bff Greg, but Greg doesn’t feel the same way. The problem? They’re both married…to women…with kids. Now the wives know too.

Josh sighed. “It’s all for the best. Nati and Ben know we love them, and we’ll do everything we can to let them know this has nothing to do with them.”

“That’s good then.  I think you’ll both be happier, eventually.  I could tell something wasn’t right between you two a while ago.”

“Yeah.  I think we will be.  As long as you are still my best friend. But it still hasn’t changed how I feel about you.”

Available At: Smashwords

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Rainbow Snippets April 12th, 2020

Happy Easter everyone! I hope this day finds you well and healthy.

Life is pretty good here on the fringe of a city. It’s so strange being here all day and having only the kitty to amuse me. The traffic outside is much diminished; and even I have a desire to drive somewhere! Luckily, this week shall afford me a couple of opportunities to do so.

What is Rainbow Snippets? It’s a group of LGBT+ authors who post six sentences (or more) from a current WIP, published work or even something they’ve read that they want to rave about. Click on the link below the rainbow to be transported to a place of wonder where you will find tasters of everything from sweet romance, to hot and steamy, to fantasy and sci-fi.

This week I’m starting a new round of snippets…from Complications

Blurb:

Josh is a family man, a good doctor and a man in love… with his best friend. All is well until Greg discovers how he feels. Sadly, he doesn’t feel the same way.

Heartbroken, Josh finds love elsewhere, with Glenn, a much younger man. They have a whirlwind romance, until one flawed decision threatens to tear them apart forever.

With all the complications in his love life, will this doctor find a cure to mend his broken heart?

Complications

Josh is in love with his bff Greg, but Greg doesn’t feel the same way. The problem? They’re both married…to women…with kids. Now the wives know too.

“Hey, how’d it go?” Greg asked as he approached Josh at the picnic table by the lake. Greg noticed his friend looked horrible, like he hadn’t slept in the last couple days.  He was sure the talk with his wife probably hadn’t gone well.

“Kim and I are divorcing. I don’t want to hurt her anymore than I already have,” Josh blurted out.

“What?” Greg gasped.

Josh looked resigned.  Even though he looked tired, he also appeared lighter as if a heavy weight had been lifted from his soul. “Listen, it’s not just me either. She told me last night that she pretty much suspected everything. Plus, she wants someone else anyway, that Dr. Bates in oncology?”

Greg’s eyes grew wide. “You’re kidding! That jerk?”

“Yup. He’s made passes at her forever, but with all of this drama, she finally took him up on it.”

“I’m sorry.”

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Rainbow Snippets April 5th, 2020

Hello everyone! I hope you are staying well, healthy, sanitized, and sane.

Good news…I’ve started on my end of edits on Upstaged 5 🙂 Plus another project to add to my six hobbies, plus work, house, hubby, kitty, and now school (yes, again). I can’t be bored.

What is Rainbow Snippets? It’s a group of LGBT+ authors who post six sentences (or more) from a current WIP, published work or even something they’ve read that they want to rave about. Click on the link below the rainbow to be transported to a place of wonder where you will find tasters of everything from sweet romance, to hot and steamy, to fantasy and sci-fi.

One more visit with “This Time Around” and Robert and David 🙂 A long snippet to leave you with for this pair. 🙂

Available on Amazon

Blurb:

Can two lonely souls finally get a second chance on getting it right?

Robert can’t believe this has happened again. His heart is in tatters, all because of his once-again ex. Out of pure frustration, he takes matters into his own hands and gives boxing a try. All he gains is an injured hand, which needs the attention of a physical therapist.

David is overwhelmed and his heart is in denial over the sudden departure of the man he was in love with. As he tries to piece his life back together, a patient needing therapy walks into his clinic and the attraction is immediate; but the desire is not.

Can these two finally find a good relationship that will last and work this time around?

David’s about to burst…I think they both are.

Robert looked like he relaxed and sighed. “What’s alone time? I’d kill for that. I moved back in with my folks. Talk about mayhem.”

David laughed. “Why, do you have wild parents?”

“No, but I have a three-year-old brother who keeps us all hopping.”

“Ah, I’m familiar with that. The person I was with had a kid a little bit older than that. She’d run circles around us!”

“Kids do that.”

David started the treatments while they spoke. “Flex for me. Good. What’s his name?”

“My brother? Luke. He’s so sweet. I took a leave from college to take care of him, so did my twin sister.”

Feeling a little playful, David’s eyes widened and he smacked his forehead. “Good heavens, there are two of you?”

Robert smirked and laughed lightly. “She’s the best sister. I tell her everything. Mom’s too clingy and Dad’s too angry. It worked out for me. Got the best of both worlds to be my support system.”

“Cool.”

There was a silence as Robert finished his first round of exercises. “That feels much better. That putty is great stuff. Hey, what was your almost stepchild’s name?”

David looked into Robert’s eyes but looked down again. “Andrea.”

Robert cocked a brow. “Pretty name.”

“Pretty girl. Big brown eyes and silken blonde hair. She had an infectious laugh and smile. She oozed charisma, just like her…” He paused and knew he would have to reveal he was gay too. “Father.” David finished with a whisper. He clenched his fists and tried to push away the memories of holding Andrew in his arms and just talking or something better.

“Ah,” was the eloquent response from his patient. His attention turned to the handsome young man when Robert put his hand on David’s shoulder. “Please, David? What was his name?”

Fine. Uncle! “Okay, okay. Tell me yours first, your ex.”

“Which one? My ex-husband or ex-kinda-fiancé?”

David gasped. “Oh um, how about both?”

Robert sighed and looked into his therapist’s eyes. “My ex-spouse was Cleve. My twice now ex-almost-engaged was Phillip.”

Upon hearing that name, David clenched his fists. “Really?” he gritted his teeth and tried not to clench his jaw. 

“You look like you just tensed up all over. What was it?”

“That name, Phillip. That’s who my lover ran off to be with.”

Robert eyes widened as if a light bulb had just come on in his mind. “Whoa… just a shot in the dark here…was your ex possibly Andrew Bradley-Horner?”

David drew in a sharp breath and his brows shot up in surprise. “You know him?”

“You could say that. We all lived together at college. We frequently fought over Phillip. Holy cow! Now I remember your name, he mentioned that Andrew had cheated on him with a David Griffin! What’re the odds?”

“Holy shit! Wow… so you’re the  Robert? I guess since they decided to get back together, the argument got settled.”

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Rainbow Snippets March 29th, 2020

Are you going crazy yet? What day of isolation and social distancing are you on? For me it’s the end of my first week of working from home since 2016 and it was a light load, so I got a lot of house things done 🙂 My kitty loved the company too.

What do you think the world, the market, and people in general will be like once this is all over?

Good news…I’ve started on my end of edits on Upstaged 5 🙂

What is Rainbow Snippets? It’s a group of LGBT+ authors who post six sentences (or more) from a current WIP, published work or even something they’ve read that they want to rave about. Click on the link below the rainbow to be transported to a place of wonder where you will find tasters of everything from sweet romance, to hot and steamy, to fantasy and sci-fi.

This week I’m sticking with one of my older works again which was formerly “Refugees” but was re-named “This Time Around”. Skipping a few non-essential lines to get to the crux of the tale.

Available on Amazon

Blurb:

Can two lonely souls finally get a second chance on getting it right?

Robert can’t believe this has happened again. His heart is in tatters, all because of his once-again ex. Out of pure frustration, he takes matters into his own hands and gives boxing a try. All he gains is an injured hand, which needs the attention of a physical therapist.

David is overwhelmed and his heart is in denial over the sudden departure of the man he was in love with. As he tries to piece his life back together, a patient needing therapy walks into his clinic and the attraction is immediate; but the desire is not.

Can these two finally find a good relationship that will last and work this time around?

“Naw, you love it too much. You liked working at that modeling shoot well enough. That is, until you met Andrew there.” Why’d he mention his name? David shook his head. “It started out well for one night. How quickly things fell apart from there, didn’t they? I had no clue what I was walking into.”

Four days later, their appointment arrived. Robert had to wait this time; there was another patient saying goodbye. She was a young girl of maybe sixteen. She walked past him in the lobby and smiled at him.

David finally acknowledged his favorite patient and they walked to an exam table. “Hey, how are you tonight?”

“I’m good, thanks. Um, full disclosure, I wanted to apologize, I don’t want to pry. Your life is your business.”

I wish I could just tell him.  “Stop, it’s my fault for being approachable as a snake. I’m sorry too. I thought about you over the weekend and about my situation and how it’s affected me. I get a lot of thinking time, being alone again.” God, he was lonesome.

David’s about to burst…I think they both are.