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Rainbow Snippets March 8th, 2020

Spring fever abounds today, and after yesterday’s killer migraine…all is well again.

Did you remember to spring forward on your clocks? We got most of ours; but some we just let slide.

This past week work has dominated my world; more, what I want it to become. At my age I have two options: keep playing minimum effort and have a horrid retirement called death…or brush up some skills, get promoted, work my arse off for a decade, then retire nicely to a writing shed.

I chose the latter 🙂

Where does your day job lie in your world? A necessary evil? or something you actually don’t mind?

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?

“I’m hanging in there.” Well, at least he was attempting to. “Have a seat and we’ll fix you up.”

Their session began and Robert winced a little during his exercises. “Ow…right there.” He pointed to his ring finger. “I think I messed it up at home.”

“Well here, let’s work that out.” He worked his magic and massaged the hand as best he knew how. He liked Robert and didn’t want his patients to feel any pain that they didn’t need, to get better.

“So…” Robert mumbled. “What’s your story?”

David paused his massage. “Not much to tell. Always a groomsman and never a groom. Well, I was once, but it was a long time ago.”

“I’m sorry. Can I ask what happened?”

Could this be where he finally started to open up? David hesitated and wanted to say something, but after a very long moment, he shook his head and continued working on Robert’s hand.

“Sorry, I don’t talk about my private life much. I poured out my soul to my ex. He threw it in the fire. I won’t go through that again. I barely know you. We should just keep things professional.”

“David, please. I’m not him. Please, I’m here for you too, ok? Who made you feel like this? I can tell it’s eating you alive. Just…I’ve confided in you. I want to return the favor.”

There was a long silence as David looked over Robert’s shoulder into his office. 

After a few seconds, David looked at his patient again. “Look, let’s get on with your

session, shall we?”

 “David, please…”

“No. I’m not discussing it. Never happened,” he muttered.

Robert tilted his head and pursed his lips. He rolled his eyes and sighed. “Ah, king of denial. How well do I know how that goes.”

David must realize that not talking about it will solve his broken heart. Robert has two adorable ears…he should lean in closer and use them.


A lover of words and writing since they entered my life as a young child. Now a devout lover of men (especially late teen, college and mature men) to write their stories.

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