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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.


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?


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.”

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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?


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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