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.
Firstly, an apology for not getting around to everyone's snippet last week. I am to read this week's snippets tomorrow. My snippet today comes from Staying Home which will be the third in the Call of Home series. I got the contract offer yesterday. Choosing Home is now up for preorder here and Returning Home will be available for preorder soon.
In this scene from the first chapter, we meet Darach, who is one of the MCs from Returning Home, and Sam, one of the MCs from Staying Home. Sam believes his feelings will get him nothing but pain and regret, and Darach knows more about him than Sam wants people to discover. For now, I’ll keep secret who they are discussing. This is my edit.
“You don’t need to worry. He’s totally in the dark regarding what you and me used to get up to in the PE cupboard. Look, I’ve no idea what’s going on with you Sam, but if you hurt him, I’ll tear you limb from limb, policeman or not. He’s vulnerable and too caring.”
Sam glanced over Darach’s shoulder and sighed. “We’re friends Darach, and that’s all we’ll ever be.”
“Even if you want more?”
He swallowed hard. “Even if I want more. The reality of my situation is perfectly clear to me. I made a choice and became a minister. You might think it’s mad, but I was called to this role. You have your vocation, and I have mine.”
I hope people enjoy this series. Choosing Home will have a book blast on 12th July, general release day. Returning Home has its general release on 26th July. Knowing how these things work it will be a few months before Staying Home is released. I have ideas for a fourth story, but I need to do some research so if anyone knows sources about climbing, especially Munro bagging, or Shibari, please point me in the right direction.
Such a sad snippet -- but one that makes me want to keep reading.ReplyDelete
Poor Sam, he sounds so wistful. Nice snippet.ReplyDelete
Interesting exchange, revealing tantalizing bits about these two characters and the man they're arguing over. It makes me want to know more.ReplyDelete
I think Sam is in for a lot of soul searching.ReplyDelete
Complicated relationship. It'll be interesting to see how they work things out.ReplyDelete
Ohhhhh... Not a good situation.ReplyDelete
Poor Sam, sounds like he's in for a rough road and congrats on getting a contract.ReplyDelete
Congrats on your shiny new contract! The snippet definitely made me want to know more.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the lovely comments and yes, Sam is going to have to do a lot of soul searching in this story.ReplyDelete
Oh my, how sad. Poor Sam. The church has A LOT to answer forReplyDelete
Such a strong sense of Sam's inner conflict in so few lines. And congratulations on the sale!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! Poor Sam. It seems he's in a difficult situation.ReplyDelete