Nell Iris




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!).”


I’ve been absent from the RainbowSnippets group for a while again. First, I was busy with the release of Cinnamon Eyes, then I went to Sweden for several weeks to visit family and friends and attend a wedding. When I got back, I battled jet lag, wrote and submitted a short story, and went to Bali for a long weekend. But now I’m back! Have you missed me? 😁

This week I’m snippeting from a brand new project; so new it hasn’t got a name yet. It’s not a sequel to Cinnamon Eyes, but it’s set in the same universe. Benji—lovingly referred to in Cinnamon Eyes as The Twinktender—is the bartender at Asher’s bar The Broken Brick Bar. I liked him, so I thought he was worth his own story. We’ll see where it takes me. 😁

These are the very first six sentences of the story.


Benji noticed him as soon as he walked through the door to The Broken Brick Bar. Maybe it was the way he looked; like someone had reached back in time into the nineties’ Seattle grunge scene, plucked him from his natural habitat, and disposed of him in the present. Everything from the shoulder-length wavy hair and goatee to the blue flannel shirt, ripped jeans, and black Converse shoes screamed grunge in capital letters and an exclamation point.

The guy was so not Benji’s type. He wrinkled his nose, but kept watching him. There was something about him that made it impossible to look away.


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24 thoughts on “#RainbowSnippets

  1. I love that Benji is getting his own story, and I especially love where this one seems to be going! 💕 🌈 😍

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  2. Heh, I kinda think Mr. Grunge would be my type. Sounds like Benji’s about to learn not to judge a book by its cover.

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  3. Love the description. I wonder what Mr. Grunge thinks of Benji?

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  4. Nice interplay of description and character development!

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  5. Sometimes the unexpected becomes just what we need. Nice snippet! I look forward to reading more.

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  6. Ooh, this is perfect! And I love the description, especially since “grunge” is my middle name. 🙂

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  7. The guy so not his type will soon become his, I expect. I love romance stories! 🙂

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  8. I think Benjy might be changing his mind about Mr. Grunge.

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  9. Lovely description. That goatee really has to go, though. 🙂

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