Rainbow Snippets

Since it was freakishly hot yesterday, I hiked out to Ash Cave myself where chapter two of These Haunted Hills is set. So did everyone else in SE Ohio apparently. Still a nice time to decompression and get in touch with nature. I’m picking right up from where I left off last week where Joshua’s inner monologue clued us in as to why Halloran is so depressed and is hoping that Halloran’s son’s death isn’t the reason the man is reaching out to ghost hunters. (also I’m going to have to change Christian’s name as it’s too close to Kristen, his mother. Granted people do that in life all the time but I wonder if it’ll be confusing in print).

So have a pic of me going into the cave area.  photo DSCN0042_zpsp5lojaoa.jpg

And if you want to see even more pictures from yesterday head here.

And oh, the snippet ran a couple sentences long just to finish out the thought…

Joshua knew psychic mediums. One ran across them in the ghost hunting business but he wasn’t one and definitely didn’t want to have to get into that with one of his idols. Still, Halloran had asked to see the haunts of the hills rather than invite Joshua to ghost hunt in his Dublin home. It had to be for a new series, right?

As Halloran closed the distance between him, he took off his sunglasses acknowledging the shade the evergreens provided the area. His eyes were blue, a blue Joshua had wondered if they were contact-enhanced when he first seen it on B.A. Halloran’s various online hangouts. Now, up close, they looked real. Sure they could still be contacts but somehow he didn’t think that a man in Halloran’s position would bother. Joshua’s mind flashed to the Abney Park song Rosie and Max. Max’s description worked for Halloran.

If you’d like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It’s been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It’s been a great supportive group!

18 thoughts on “Rainbow Snippets”

  1. I love the way Joshua is convincing himself that Halloran doesn’t want him to help him contact the spirit of his son. (And I love the way that the fanboy still comes out in this.)


  2. Now I want to go listen to that song! I hope you enjoyed your hike. 🙂

    I don’t know whether or not the names would have been confusing in print with the K vs. C, but it would certainly be an issue if you’re considering audio!


  3. (Sorry for the super-late comment.) I love that description of Halloran’s eyes. It says so much about the character along the way. And that cave is HUGE! Great photos. I’m very much enchanted by this place from your snippets (both fact and fiction).


  4. Hey! I live about two hours away from Hocking Hills. I’ve never been there (just moved here last year) but your pictures and story really make me wanna go. 🙂 I love this kind of fanboy element going on. (also I love Abney Park)


    1. Oh cool. I’m 40 miles away. It’s a beautiful place to hike so if you’re into that at all, I highly suggest coming out for the day. And huzzah to another Abney Park fan!!


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