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 is from A Bell
Rings. This is a short story sequel to my Christmas story, Not Every Time, and
is available on pre-order from Pride Publishing, 29th March. I hadn’t
intended to write it, but once I’d finished the first story, this one arrived
fully formed and demanded to be written. It also answers some of the questions
from Not Every Time. This scene comes after Jack has had another of a very
vivid series of dreams involving a man with blue eyes – a man he feels he
should know – a man who he has forgotten exists.
Sometimes you only need to believe.
Raziel Slade and Jack Hastings have been best friends since Raz saved Jack’s life twelve years ago. Only Jack doesn’t remember Raz at all, and he certainly doesn’t remember falling in love with him. Now that Jack’s moved in with his university housemates, explicit dreams begin of a blue-eyed male stranger. Needing a new flatmate after his best friend moves out, Jack is introduced to Raziel Slade who has extraordinary blue eyes. Jack has no idea how to cope with his attraction to the man.
Raziel Slade has a secret – he used to be an angel. He fell in love with Jack Hastings and happily became human, but the angels aren’t prepared to let him go and steal him back. All Raz wants to do is return to his lover any way he can.
When a film brings back Jack’s memories, will he feel the same as he did when he finds out what Raz gave up for him? And are the angels finally ready to let Raziel, the Keeper of Secrets, go?
Ooh, both steamy and heartbreaking.ReplyDelete
Yep. Poor Jack doesn't understand what is happening to him.Delete
Nice. A vivid dream, or a memory? :-)ReplyDelete
That's the question.Delete
His realisation and sense of loss are very powerful. Poor guys.ReplyDelete
Thanks - Jack is overwhelmed and unsure at the same time.Delete
Oh, this is sad. I'm sorry for both of them. :(ReplyDelete
It is a romance so expect a HEA.Delete
The most heartbreaking part (I think) was that the dream left him with a memory of "being loved." It makes me think that he's lonely, and alone.ReplyDelete
I think that's it. He gets that feeling of being loved and then wakes up and it's gone.Delete
Thank you. It is at that moment.Delete