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Rainbow Snippets December 29th

2019 is finally coming to a close. For me and my family it was a mixed bag. Job-wise things were fine, I picked up a new hobby, and my little family unit is healthy. It had other notes in there though; frustrations and angst at times; but all par for the course in this play called ‘life;.

As for New Years, no plans to party down. Not a party family in the slightest to be honest. We’re lucky to make it to midnight 🙂

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”.

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?

This guy looked worse than he did. Honestly, Robert had an insatiable desire to hear someone else’s troubles other than his own. He tried humor. “Do you know any complete sentences?”

Cold, barren emerald green eyes stared at him for a painful moment. Robert could see the agony behind those eyes. There was absolutely no spark, no fire, no twinkle. Nothing. No life at all. 

“I have… issues”.

“Well I can see that. I have major ones myself. I’m a good listener….” he commented.

David raised a brow for a second, and he opened his mouth to speak, but closed it. “I… no. No, I don’t know you at all.”

“Well, I think we’ll be working together awhile. Maybe later?” Robert offered.

David shrugged. “Yeah. Later.”

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Rainbow Snippets December 22nd

We are down to the wire! All the gifts are wrapped, tree is up, lit, and decorated (despite 1/3 of the lights being out)…but it’s all good. Hope your holiday is shaping up too 🙂

Shoulder is much better, yay! Thank you to everyone who gave advice. I am still on a mild painkiller, but have almost full range back. Driving is a cinch and my neck is fine. Whew! Drumming isn’t an issue either thank goodness. The ride cymbal is a fair distance away, but doable.

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”.

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?

His shirt had the first two buttons open, which revealed his pale, muscular chest which Robert found inviting.Any good parts were overshadowed by the overwhelming aroma of coffee. It looked like he’d been sleeping at his desk.

Robert hopped up on the exam table and tried to look past the flaws. He knew there must be something very wrong in his life for him to look so slipshod. Using his job-earned diplomacy skills, he tried to engage the therapist in an actual conversation.

“Working the late shift?”

“Uh-huh,” David replied in a monotone.

“Must be boring as hell.”

David shrugged. “Sometimes.”

Robert rolled his eyes. This wasn’t going to be easy. “Been a therapist long?”

“A while.”Well this was going about as well as trying to cut down a tree with a cotton ball. Robert sighed and pursed his lips. He knew something was bothering the man, it was clear as day. This guy looked worse than he did. Honestly, Robert had an insatiable desire to hear someone else’s troubles other than his own. He tried humor. “Do you know any complete sentences?”

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Rainbow Snippets December 15th

Let it snow! As I type we are under a winter storm warning here in ye olde Midwest. Now…to keep the ice away or cross my fingers that work will wait until Tuesday 🙂

Shoulder is much better, yay! Thank you to everyone who gave advice. I am still on a mild painkiller, but have almost full range back. Driving is a cinch and my neck is fine. Whew!

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”.

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?

The patient smiled back. “Hi David, I’m Robert Marshall.”

“Nice to meet you. Well, just lemme know when you’re done.” David slapped the glass window shut.

Robert sighed, sat down, and filled out the forms. Luckily, he was ambidextrous.

About ten minutes later, David waved him back to an exam room. Robert took in the therapist’s appearance. He was a tall guy to his mere 5’10”. His blond hair was mussed, and he had at least three days’ growth of whiskers on his chiseled face.

His shirt had the first two buttons open, which revealed his pale, muscular chest which Robert found inviting.Any good parts were overshadowed by the overwhelming aroma of coffee. It looked like he’d been sleeping at his desk.

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Rainbow Snippets December 8th

Hooray for cortisone! I was petrified of the shot but thanks to some icy sensation of liquid ether (I think) I didn’t feel a thing except the cold. Ahhhh. So refreshing! Now to get full use of m y shoulder back. I’m juuuust about there.

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 changing it up…I’m diving into one of my older works again which was formery “Refugees” but was re-named “This Time Around”. I last posted about this on January 19th 2019 (wow almost a year ago)…here’s where things left off:

https://sldanielsoncom.wordpress.com/2019/01/19/rainbow-snippets-january-19th/

A much longer-than-normal snip for context.

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?

On this night, he sat quietly in his office; it was 7 o’clock. Only one more hour to go. His emerald eyes stared off into the distance, completely barren. His face was unshaven for the past three days and he was surprised at how good a beard he grew in such a short time. He felt calm, very tired, yet oddly placid. It was like the calm before the storm.

He’d sent the daytime helper home so he was flying solo. The doorbell chimed and someone rapped on the receptionist window. David hurried over to and opened the glass door a mere two inches to peer at the customer.

“Can I help you”? David asked, his voice sounding tired.

The man cocked a brow and nodded. “Yeah, hi. Dr. Nathan Clark referred me here for some hand therapy.”

David frowned and looked down at the appointment screen on the computer but honestly didn’t see anything. “Do you have an appointment?”

The customer’s eyes widened. “Oh, I thought my doctor’s office made it for me. Can you see me as a walk-in right now?”

“I guess I could do that. I need to do an evaluation first. Here, fill this out if you can, and then come on back”. David handed him a clipboard with the generic paperwork attached.

“Okay. Got a pen?”

“Hmm? Oh, yeah. Here. Just knock on the window when you’re done.”

The man nodded. “Sure thing. Oh, hey, what’s your name?”

David paused for a moment and had to laugh at himself for forgetting his own name. He felt like he was asleep. “What? Oh yeah. David. David Griffin.”

The patient smiled back. “Hi David, I’m Robert Marshall.”

“Nice to meet you. Well, just lemme know when you’re done.” David slapped the glass window shut.

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Rainbow Snippets December 1st

Greetings to December! Here in the midwest the wind is fierce…gusts in the 30’s for sure. I’m very happy to not only be indoors, but to have the use of my arm back (about 75%).

Thanksgiving was wonderful as my close-knit kin and I gathered to devour a feast. Three hours together felt like five minutes 🙂

This is the last week I’m sticking with one of my first creations, “Love by the Numbers’. Originally printed in 2009, this has had a few covers, but the latest is below. The story is the same…about Scott the nerd and Jared the jock and how they find love while battling high school, hormones, and parental issues.

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.

Blurb: Jared Adams is the smokin’ hot darling of the school baseball team. Girls fawn all over him and the world is at his feet.

Except he can’t do math.

Enter Scott Williams: nerd and mathlete. He’s only supposed to help Jared with math, but the help – and friendship – go further than that.

Fate made them friends, but is friendship all they have?

Want more? Click here: Buy Link: Amazon

The teacher grinned and looked over at the class assistant. “Mr. Williams, would you be willing to tutor this young man? You’re my best pupil.”

Scott shyly grinned at the compliment. He’d watched Jared from the day school began and had been dying to talk to him or spend any amount of time with the hot blond. He glanced at Jared for a moment and lightly shrugged. “Uh, yeah. Sure,” he said quietly.

Mrs. O’Reilly bowed her head in thanks.“Thank you, Mr. Williams. Well, I suggest you two get going and become better acquainted. You both have much work ahead.” She gathered her books and left the room swiftly.