Rainbow Snippets

Doing this on the fly today, just back from the Ohio Academy of Science: Science Fair (as a judge) and zooming off to a friend’s play.

I’m sticking with These Haunted Hills This takes place directly after Brendan got a little uptight about being fan boyed over and Joshua assured him there would be no overt fanboying.

Tension relaxed in Brendan’s bearded jaw. “Thanks. I would love to go on a ghost hunt if you can arrange that.”

“Definitely. We can take you to a couple of places, the Moonville tunnel and of course the Crooked Pine hotel because that’s where we’ll be concentrating our efforts. I think it’s perfect for what you’re describing as the plot of your novel.”

“Excellent. So tell me more about Ash Cave.”

And here is inside the Moonville tunnel, some ‘street art’ of one of the ghosts that supposedly haunts the tunnel (she was killed by the train that ran thru the tunnel. I took this one on my own ghost hunt here. BTW, the hotel which will end up the haunted focus of the story, however, doesn’t exist in the real world).

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Sunday Small Talk

It’s been a while I know since I’ve had anything of note to say here. My creativity has been utterly paralyzed. I have stories sitting in my head howling but when I sit to write the feelings of you can’t do it right so why bother overwhelm me and I play online games instead.

I did do a little writing. I sent something in for Queer Sci-Fi’s annual flash fic contest (check out their FB page for more details). It was the first idea that came to my mind quite some time ago when the theme of renewal was first announced and it came out mostly as I had envisioned it so I’m happy about that.

The last time wrote one of these I mentioned sending out Conned for ManLoveRomance’s fae folk anthology and it was accepted. I’m SO happy. Actually I wrote that years ago for another anthology and it didn’t fit. It languished around my hard drive all these years. What makes me very happy is this is the same elf character I’ve been noodling around with for decades. He and his family have made me very happy over the years but this was the first time I tried to publish one of his stories. I’m awaiting edits (and I already know a couple places they want me to expand). I’m looking forward to working with the editors at MLR as I’ve not worked with this publishing house before.

I should be getting the rights back to another old story that came out in Wayward Ink’s Angels and Devils anthology now that the publishing house is folded. I’ll probably just end up making that a free download.

I’m still working on congealing my Camp nano plot.

So yes, there is some good news but I still just don’t feel much better about things in general but that is the nature of depression.

Rainbow Snippets

I’m continuing with These Haunted Hills. This is picking up where last week left off with the bit of tension as Brendan realizes Josh is one of his fan boys. Also Josh’s ghost hunting partner is in need of a name which is why she’s still just () in the text!

“I was thinking that after this we can go somewhere, maybe grab something to eat or drink and go over possible places and the best way to go about viewing them. Also if you want to go on a ghost hunt with me and my team mate, that can be arranged but I warn you, () is a fan girl too. She’ll behave herself though.”

“I’ll hold you to that.”

The mirthless quality to those words created a shiver along Joshua’s skin.

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!

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Rainbow Snippets

I’m continuing with These Haunted Hills. I skipped a little bit here where Brendan realizes Joshua has recognized him and Joshua was telling him his students were around (Mostly because I need to ask my friend who is the naturalist there if students are allowed to do research in this area. I might have to change that part). It’s slightly over 6 sentences but they’re short and I wanted it to make sense. It begins just after Joshua being nervous that he’s upset Brendan because he’s recognized him.

“I’m used to being recognized. You haven’t acted like an obnoxious fan boy who thinks he owns me so we’re good.” Brendan’s gaze swept over Josh, lines tightening around his eyes. “Are you though?”

“What? A fan boy? Yes actually.” Josh smiled. He wasn’t going to lie to his man. “I love your books but you hired me and I owe it to you be professional.

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!

Sunday Small Talk

Hi. It’s been a few weeks, hasn’t it? Mostly I’ve had nothing to say. I’ve not been writing. It had seemed rather pointless.

I’m picking up a little this week. I found an anthology that was looking for fey characters and I did send out Conned to that which is an older story. It was shockingly too short so it has a new (and better) ending. Now that I reread the open call, I’m not entirely sure it fits but I took a chance any how.

I did sign up for Camp Nano and I will be doing These Haunted Hills. I’m not sure I can write contemporary but I can at least write paranormal. This is a blend of those. I wish it would gel in my head more though.

I’m revising Blood Red one more time to remove yet another plot line and work on some of the passivity. I am truly ready to just chuck it. It seems like I’ve been wasting years of my life on this.

Rainbow Snippets

As I’m rushing about to leave on Spring Break (Really? ALREADY?) I won’t be putting up any pictures of the Haunted Hocking Hills this time and I probably won’t get to anyone’s post until much later (heck this might be late depending on when the thread goes up). I’m continuing this right from where it left off last time with Brendan and Joshua getting introduced to each other.

“Dr. Zimmerman?”

Joshua already knew Halloran had one of those deep James Earl Jones voices but hearing it here when it was just them and not a crowd of fans made Josh’s knees go wobbly. Joshua held out his hand. “Mr. Halloran. I’m glad you found your way out here.”

His lips twitched slightly, almost smiling as he shook hands. “The trail is paved the whole way so even a city dweller like me won’t get lost.” He turned to look at the water rushing over the lip of the fall. “It’s quite beautiful. It’s hard to believe this much wilderness exists to close to Columbus. It’s little more than an hour from where I live, and yet I was barely aware this was here.”

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!