Happy Palindrome Day! Plus Groundhog Day too. What a difference a week makes! Last week I was hauling arse to get my hubby to the ER and today he’s still coughing but much better. Thanks to all for the well wishes!
So did your groundhog see his shadow? I personally believer it’s six more weeks of winter (which is fine for this snow lover)…yes, yes. Throw the rotten tomatoes at me. I love snow! Most people aren’t sure how to drive in it (apparently) or refuse to believe that anything can slow them down. Fine…see you on the traffic report from Waze. Dodo.
I’ve made a big decision (and geography and a stable gig have my sincere thanks) that the GRL Retreat will be in The Lou this year! Yup, a quick hop, skip and jump through what’s left of the highway and I’m there. I’m so excited!!! I’m on the wait list to see if I can go as an author, but even if I’m not, I’d love to meet some of my fellow authors!
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”.
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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?
“Yeah.” He didn’t want to go home just yet. “I…thanks.” He looked into the beautiful eyes of his therapist and smiled at him. “This helped.”
“That’s why I do this. I love to help people feel better. Take care, Robert.”
“You too, David.” He made himself gather the therapy items and walk out the door.
Two Days Later: Robert arrived for his appointment. He’d had a tough day at work and he had a tough time concentrating. He’d found a few photos of himself and Phillip that set him off inside. He was half-way to either crumpling up into a ball and crying or finding the punching bag and finishing the job on his hand. Fortunately, he chose to just go to therapy.
David greeted him with a cheerful smile, but he had a tough time returning it.
“How’s the hand tonight?”
“Uh, not good. Hurts.”
“Let’s see what we can do about that. Hop up on the table.”
As David prepared to help him, Robert looked his handsome therapist over. He was tall, and strong, and smelled good. His shirt was open and let the little blond hairs peek out again. Sigh.
“So, what’s got you down tonight?” David asked.
“Huh?” Robert stammered. “Oh, just life I guess. Relationship troubles.”
David nodded slowly. “I know how that goes.”
Robert’s attention jumped to his caregiver. “Oh? You’ve dealt with the boyfriend from hell?” He gasped a little. Maybe he said too much, just admitting he was gay right off; but to snap at David wasn’t necessary.
Yikes! Just let it all, Rob. He’s in pain and I don’t blame him at all for blurting it out to the 1st available ear.