Weekends means Rainbow Snippets-time here on the blog, since I’ve joined the Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook. According to their description, “it’s a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction—a WIP or a finished work of even 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).”
The snippet this week is from my upcoming short story Find His Way Home, that will be released some time in May. Stay tuned for more information
Shakespeare-loving teacher Elliot Dunn has been unhappy living in the big city for a long time. He yearns for fresh air, visible stars and stillness, but his relationship with divorce lawyer Mick Hudson keeps him from moving away.
When a dramatic event occurs in Elliot’s class, he’s shaken to his core and suddenly can’t stay anymore. He leaves his partner of two years behind and returns to the tiny town in the mountains where he grew up.
Living in a rented cabin in the woods, with only an owl for company, he slowly regains peace of mind. But being away from Mick is agonizing, and when a ghost from Elliot’s past comes for a visit, everything comes to a head.
Elliot is faced with a hard decision: stay on the stress-free mountainside alone, or return to the hustle of the city and try to make a life with Mick?
Now for the snippet. And as usual I went over the six line rule, but not by much 🙂
He missed Mick and his quirky smile so much his heart ached. Especially in cold times like these. Mick was hot-blooded, despite being so slender, and Elliot always used to call him his own furnace. There was nothing better on a cold winter night than having Mick cuddled up against his back. More than once he’d slept without a blanket to avoid waking up gross and sweaty.
If his lover had been there, he would’ve pulled Elliot into his arms and plastered himself against him, warming Elliot up from the inside and out. He bet he wouldn’t even be cold if the fire went out.
Come back next week for more.