Saturday 9 July 2016

Rainbow Snippet 9/10th July

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 snippet is again from my WIP set on a ranch in the Scottish Highlands, almost immediately after Connor sees Duncan for the first time. It is first draft and totally unedited. I'm sorry but it is more than six sentences - oops.



Connor toned down the sashay and walked toward Duncan, hand outstretched. “Yes, thank you for giving me somewhere to lay my head. It’s good to meet you.”

Duncan’s wide eyed gaze panned up Connor’s body until it reached his face. Finally, he spoke. “Yes, sorry. It’s no problem as long as you don’t mind being here among the visitors and the animals, although there’s only us in the main house. The cabins have their own facilities.” He took hold of Connor’s hand in a firm grip and shook it for slightly longer than he should have.

Connor’s libido ratcheted up another level at the sound of Duncan’s voice. He was sure his insides had turned to mush. He wanted to wrap his body around the man and climb him like the sturdy oak tree he was. He had a thing for voices, especially deep manly ones. Old Man River could have him squirming in his seat. He needed to pull himself together.

Duncan smiled. “I’ll get your bags, sir.”

Connor fanned his face with his hand until he noticed his sister’s death stare. Maybe being here was going to be fun after all.

In other news, Choosing Home is on general release from Tuesday, 12th July and Returning Home from 26th July.


  1. I think it's only going to be fun if the sister goes away.

  2. I too have a thing for voices, especially deep manly ones :-D

  3. Sounds like it's going to be a fun trip! :)

  4. Something tells me Connor's going to be smitten by the owner of the manly voice ;)

  5. Sounds like he'll have to go through his sister to have any of the fun he's hoping for.

  6. Thanks for the comments. Hopefully interesting to see how the two make all sorts of assumptions and Jenna is a great sister really.

  7. Connor, don't let your party-pooper sister keep you from having fun! :-)

  8. I love how blatantly smitten Connor is.