Saturday, 27 February 2016

Rainbow Snippet 27/28th February


 
 
 
Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook Group that invites authors to post six sentences of their work each weekend. It can be from anything you like, your current WIP, a recent release, the golden oldie that even you had forgotten you had written, or just a scrap of an idea (as long as it has six coherent sentences). Nothing of your own work worth mentioning? How about a six sentence review of your favourite LGBTQ+ story.

 


This week’s snippet again comes from Comfort Zone. This is a conversation between Joe and his Dad after his brother has outed Joe’s best friend Jonno to Joe’s homophobic parent-in-laws.

 

“You did well, son. I’m proud of you for standing your ground.”

“Angie would have hated to hear him use those words with the Bible as his defense.”

“I know, Joe. Come on, there’s still some of your delicious food to eat and I’ve got an idiot of a son to deal with. I swear I’m going to stick a ball gag in that young man’s mouth.”

“What!” Joe said, uncertain he’d heard his father correctly. 

Andy grinned at his youngest son. “Trouble is, knowing your brother, he’d probably enjoy it too much.”

 
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7 comments:

  1. LOL That's not really something you'd expect to hear a parent say!

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  2. Blinks. Joe just found out something new about his dad. :)

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  4. Doesn't matter how old you get, your parents can still make you wish the floor would open up and swallow you, right? (Er, I adore my parents, I hasten to add, but my mum has her own line in inappropriate dinner table comments, although not to this level!)

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  5. i don't think Joe expected his father to say that!

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