Happy Yule, Merry Christmas to those who celebrate. Today is Mom’s 75th birthday. It was supposed to be unseasonably warm (and was this morning) but it suddenly dropped 20 degrees and is snowing. Oh boy.
I’m returning to These Haunted Hills after several weeks. I made a lot of progress on this for nano but I do have the last third to finish. As a review since it’s been awhile and for the new people (welcome new people!) Brendan is a highly successful (think, King, Rowling, Patterson) bisexual author who lost his son to cancer and has been in a tail spin ever since. He’s come to the Hocking Hills under the pretense of studying how to ghost hunt for a novel he’s setting in the hills (though is there contemplating suicide). Joshua is the younger ghost hunter by night, ecology professor by day that Brendan has hired to show him the ropes.It’s a few lines over otherwise it won’t make much sense.
Brendan listened to the download that came on with the truck’s engine. After a few lyrics he recognized it as a Doctor Who filk song with a fun sexual double entendre. Joshua climbed back in realizing what song was on and flashed red to his golden crown of hair. “God, guess I should be happy I made it ten minutes without embarrassing myself.” He reached out to turn it off.
Brendan stopped him. “I don’t write what I do because I’m not a geek.”
“It’s bigger on the inside.” Brendan picked up on the entendre. “One should hope so.”
Joshua’s red deepened and he rested his head on the steering wheel but he smiled broadly. “Definitely!” He sat back up and put the truck in gear. “This is Aurelio Voltaire from his album Bitrektual.
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!