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Rainbow Snippets March 22nd, 2020

Howdy from isolation. Illinois is under a lockdown so no going out unless essential. Wow. For a near hermit like me I feel like I’ve been training for this my whole life 🙂 I have plenty to keep me busy on the inside, plus working is now OK with me being at home. Win-win!

How are you holding up during these mad times? Got enough toilet paper? Tissues will do in a pinch, fyi. We went out to Target yesterday and got gas. That’s been the end of my exposure for the whole week. Now to make a decent schedule and get some of these overdue projects done.

A longer snippet this week. David’s boss and bff checks up on him.

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?

Robert looked up and smiled. David did the same. “I accept. Let’s just get me better so it doesn’t hurt like a bitch to type anymore.”

David nodded. “I’ll do my best.”

After Robert left for the night, David ran his fingers through his hair and shuffled into his office. He finally realized how Spartan and cold it was. It had no real style at all. “Damn. I think this place looks worse than I feel. It needs some panache.”

He was interrupted by the phone ringing. He punched the “line 1” button and picked up. “Hello?”

It was Cal. “David? How’s it going, kiddo?”

“Hiya, buddy. How are things?”

“I was gonna ask you that. How are things in the dead zone?”

David paused. “They’re alright. I have one patient who’s got some issues. He keeps asking me about mine, too.”

“Oh? What’s he asking about?”

“About me, my personal life.”

Cal laughed. “Well, it’s as plain as day that something’s eatin’ at ya. I’m sure he can sense it.”

“Yeah. I’m sure he can. He seems like a good enough guy though. I think he has his own issues too.”

“Is he hot?”

Crimony, really? “Cal! Lil fucker, of course he’s hot but I can’t even think of that. Damn, I’m so hurt I’m thinking of joining the monastery!” The two laughed.

“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.”

Friends really know how to hit the jugular, huh? It was all true though. 😦


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.

6 thoughts on “Rainbow Snippets March 22nd, 2020

  1. Intriguing, very intriguing character development flowering around David, plus I want to hug him all the more.

    Sometimes I cry, especially when I heard about what’s happening in Italy, a country I fell in love with and was lucky enough to visit in happier times. I’m trying to cope. I’m an extrovert, yet I’m often afraid and nervous around strangers, so avoiding them isn’t so difficult. I miss going out and doing things, though. I miss shopping at certain places, which are now closed. I’ve watched a lot of DVDs, I’m reading a favorite series again which was on my bucket list to re-read, and falling in love with it once more. I’m worried, though, about all many things, especially people. 😦

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    1. Thank you 🙂. He’s a good soul and just needs a solid relationship.

      Italy is heartbreaking for sure. I’ve always wanted to visit there and hope I still will.
      My mom is an extrovert and she is going crazy being cooped up. My dad keeps her on even keel but games,tv, and chit chat are her life blood. I pray this virus vanishes as quickly as it arrived.


    1. Cal tried to help but it’s tough love from a bff.

      My hubby is half extrovert so after a few days he’d be climbing the walls.


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