Saturday 14 May 2016

Rainbow Snippet 14th/15th May

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 comes from Returning Home the second in the Call of Home series set in Scotland. In this story the MCs are Darach McNaughton and Brice Drummond. This snippet is from their first meeting. We also meet Princess as well. Returning Home is on general release 26th July.

“I’m fine. Thank you for bringing Princess. She does have a habit of roaming and picking up strangers.”

Darach held out his hand. “I’m Darach McNaughton.” The cat’s owner didn’t take his hand or give his name. Darach shifted uneasily and pushed his hand back into his pocket.

“She’s a beautiful cat and huge as well,” he said, knowing he should have been gone by now, but somehow not wanting to leave.

“She’s a Norwegian Forest cat. They grow big and are perfectly at home in the snow. I need to go back in now. You’re right, it is cold. Thank you for bringing her.” He wheeled his chair back, ready to close the door.

“Right then, I’ll see you around.”





  1. Looks like Darach's got his work cut out for him. :-)

  2. Well that went well. Curious to see how Darach gets past the cold.

  3. Wow, feel the tension! I could emphasize only too well with both of them; Darach, wanting so badly to find an excuse to stay, and Brice, automatically putting his walls up, even if this attractive stranger brought his cat home.

  4. Very interesting meeting. Love Norwegian Forest cats.

  5. Awkward! But it sounds like Princess brought them together. I love those huge cats :)

  6. Love the tension and the awkwardness Darach is experiencing here. I wonder if the cat has plans for him. ;)