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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.