Happy Flag Day to all and of course, happy Pride Month! June is one of those months that can be hot, cold, wet, dry, or all of the above in the same week. Here in the Midwest it’s hot. Not super hot, but hot enough to keep me indoors, but the wasps find me there too. 😦
Now to figure out Father’s Day gifts for next week….ah, but that’s another post. 🙂 Right now I’m back to work (cue the canned applause) and the days are so long I think Friday was three days in one. Naturally the weekends go by in the blink of an eye…
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?
“Hey, help me out here. What am I supposed to do? Just give in or give up? Is it that cut n’ dry?”
“It’s not that simple. I want you, or I did. You hurt me too! I never should’ve taken you out for that damn drink. Never!”
Greg caught his friend’s arm, but it was quickly thrown off. “Look, I can’t help this! It’s not part of who I am! I’m not gay or bi, and I’m not in love with you! I love my wife!”
Josh handed the keys over. “Just get us outta here.”
Greg tossed them on the ground. “No! Not until I have my say!”
“This is how I feel about your say!” Josh punched him squarely in the face, knocking him down. His hurt and anger about everything boiling up in him–the loss of his wife and family, the loss of Greg. His life was in turmoil now, and Greg’s rejection threw him over the edge. The loss of everything, everyone he cared for in his life was devastating. “That’s how I feel! I hate you!”
There’s a fine line between love and hate and Josh and Greg have crossed it. It could go either way now.