Sunday Small Talk

I missed last week because I was traveling and it was the day after my 50th birthday and I’m still not easy with that idea (though grateful to have so much time allotted to me).

I’ve finished all the proofs for Conned and I picked a cover (I asked 4 people for input, actually got 4 responses split 50/50). Neither picture were a truly great fit but with something set at a con, it’s very hard to do that since everything is trademarked. I’m still pretty shocked that each story in this one-a-day thing (or however it’s being done) is getting art so I am very happy with what I got.

I’m waiting to hear from my beta on my omg why can’t I title it Christmas short. I’m not really sweating it if it doesn’t get picked up. I’ll self pub it and give the money to St. Jude’s or the like.

I’m trying to quickly write a Halloween m/m/m story which all it wants is sex. I could barely finish my Christmas story because I felt it needed a sex scene but didn’t want to deal with it and that’s all this story wants (it’s not getting it, some yes but not nearly as much as it wants). I do have a beginning (which has been lost three times, driving me nuts) and I know the end but will I have the time? Who knows.

And I want to finish Blood Red which I STILL haven’t finished. It’s been a matter of time and I’m more and more sad over it daily.

Rainbow Snippets

I’m traveling back to PA again (I’m running all over this summer) so hopefully I won’t be too late on reading everyone’s stuff.

I’m continuing with These Haunted Hills. We left off with Josh talking to his partner and best friend Cassia about meeting Brendan. I’ve skipped to the part where Josh tells her they’re going to take Brendan ghost hunting on the condition neither of them can geek out over Brendan being who he is.


“If I can spend the night ghost hunting with freaking B.A. Halloran and all I have to do is rein in the geek, consider it done. This is so exciting.”

“That also means we can’t blog about it or any of that. Maybe, if this goes well, we can at least get pictures with him. I don’t want to overwhelm him because seriously you can tell he’s fighting the black monster.”

Cassia hummed into the phone. They’d grown up together and Josh had weathered many storms with her clinical depression. If anyone knew the mire Brendan was in, it was her. “Can’t blame him there. Tell you what, I’ll pick out a great place to explore, how’s that?”

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!

p.s. didn’t realize this wasn’t crossposting. sigh.

Rainbow Snippets

Sorry I’m running a little late. It was my 50th birthday today so I was out and running around. I’m a little stunned at being half a century old….

This is still These Haunted Hills. Josh and Brendan have parted ways and Josh is calling Cassia, his friend and ghost hunting partner.


“Is it really him?” she asked before he even got the chance to say hello.

“It is! Oh my god, Cass, it was all I could do to keep from jumping around like a little kid and falling in the creek.”

“What’s he like? Can I meet him?”

“He’s quiet, a little sad actually.” Joshua paused, yes sad was right. Sad mixed with a hint of desperate but he didn’t want to think about that.

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!

Rainbow Snippets

I spent this week working on a new (and boring) class for this fall (Epidemiology is not my jam but since I’m the only medical doctor at the university I was tagged to do it). I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s snippets to get my brain out of the doldrums.

I’m continuing right where I left off (and again a bit longer than it should be for a cohesive thought, sorry. I’ll behave soon, promise). Brendan has found Josh’s fan art but it’s made him think of his dead son, Connor.

Brendan shut the journal brushing his hand over his eyes. “You don’t have to say anything.”

“But I am sorry. No one should have to go through this. Children shouldn’t have to face a monster like cancer but I will shut up about it now. I’m afraid of saying the wrong thing but is saying nothing worse? God, I’m babbling again. It’s just…I think the silence and avoidance makes it seem Ike everything about you is broken.”

God, why had he said that? He should have stopped at I’ll shut up now but Brendan didn’t seem angry. He regarded Joshua intently.

“You’re not wrong. I know a lot of my friends felt that way. Eventually many of them drifted off, like they couldn’t build a bridge to me and Kirsten and our pain. It’s all right. I don’t want to go through my life never talking about Connor. I just can’t promise I won’t cry.”

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!

Sinday Small Talk

It’s been a strange set of months for me lately. The writing has been way down between depression, work and my ability to focus (ADHD, Depression, diabetes converging)

However, I did get some writing done during the boring parts of my convention. I’m not sure I’ll find a home for a Steampunk Christmas story but I tried it any how. It’s nearly done.

I spent the plane ride to Utah and back again editing Blood Red Roulette. I’m shocked at how rough areas where, things I should have caught in earlier edits.

And my flash fic Falling Water has been selected for Queer Sci-Fi’s flash fic anthology, Renewal. That made me very happy. The winners in the contest haven’t been announced yet but even if I’m not a winner, I’m proud to get selected to be in the anthology again.

Rainbow Snippet

Sorry everyone, still trying to catch up with last week’s. Hopefully this week will be less insane as I’m no longer out on a convention.

This one is slightly longer by a few sentences so forgive me but it needed it to make sense. Brendan and Josh are in his vehicle leaving the Ridges and Brendan has found Josh’s sketch book and has been looking at the wildlife drawings he’s done when he comes across something else.

“And this one is amazing.” Brendan held up the sketch of his character, John Archer, done with John running through the woods.

Joshua’s face went redder than the stop light he braked for. “God, I forgot it was in there!”

“It’s not like you haven’t already outed yourself as a geek a dozen times over.” Brendan chuckled. “I think it’s a great piece of fan art.”

Joshua’s blush spread as his heart jitterbugged. “Thanks.”

“John was Connor’s favorite character. He would have loved this.” Brendan’s voice broke.

Joshua glanced over and saw the tears forming in Brendan’s eyes. “I am so sorry. I don’t really know what to say because nothing I could say would help.”

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!