Rainbow Snippets

I’m off to the steampunk ball tonight. I should already be there for the library presentations and games (which made NPR this year) but I’m slammed with work. I also just managed to break a toe so yay for me. Thankfully it’s being autumn right now (instead of 90 degrees like most of the week). I just love autumn.

I’m continuing with my WIP These Haunted Hills and it occurs to me I haven’t recapped the plot in a while. Brendan is a famous YA author looking to do a more adult paranormal book so he’s come to the Hocking Hills to do research on its ghosts. He’s also recently divorce from a wife he’s still good friends with but they couldn’t move past the death of their son together. Joshua is a professor of ecology at a local university who studies foxes and in his off times investigates ghosts with his friend, Cassia. He’s a huge geek and fan of Brendan’s work.

Last time we left off with Josh chuckling over Brendan being freaked out by fox cries.

What did you think that cry was?”

“Literally no idea. Could have been a Sasquatch for all I know.”

Joshua laughed again. The mirth pooled in his bright eyes.

“Again, promised not laugh.” Brendan stabbed a finger at Joshua who didn’t look the least bit remorseful. Their waitress returned to refill their coffees before bustling off.

“You’re right, could have been a Sasquatch. I’m friendly with a team of Big Foot hunters who call themselves Sasquatch Sneakers even though we call Big Foot the Grassman in these parts.”

Brendan stared for a moment, trying to determine if Joshua was pulling his leg. “Really?”

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!

24 thoughts on “Rainbow Snippets”

  1. I’ve heard the term Grassman used. The Squatch has many names. Watch enough paranormal programming and you’ll learn such things. So much of it is hoax-entertainment, but every now and again it’s actually good and even thought-provoking.


    1. Grassman is used a lot here in Appalachia. I’m more of a haunting type investigator than Squatch but you’re right, they’re very entertaining sometimes. The Mountain Men were here twice now.


      1. Appalachia… yep, that’s why I’ve heard it. But I think it’s used more in WV, right? I taught/ lived there for a while, but now I’m back in TN… southern Appalachia. Mothman and Grassman–heard all about them both.


  2. You know I’m not sure if it’s more in WV than OH or equal. Certainly as you know, Mothman and Grassman are pretty big in WV. TN probably has some interesting cryptos too.


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