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Rainbow Snippets

One Day I won’t be running late but that day is not today.


Here’s a bit of a longer snippet of <i>These Haunted Hills</i>. Brendan is still talking with his ex about Josh as he shows her ghost hunting videos.

She started the second video but almost immediately paused it. She turned the phone toward him. “He is an absolute doll baby. How old is he? He can’t be old enough to have a PhD, I swear.”

“He does look  young but he has to be in his late twenties. He’s younger than us but he’s not a kid.”

“Bren, hon, what did he say when he saw this video?”

“Why do you ask?”

“Because your target zone seems a bit off in this.”

“Oh, that was the wrong one. I thought I saw something following Josh and I’m not that good with a camera.”

“Please. I’ve known you for decades. You’re fine with a camera. You’re not trying to spot a ghost. You’re following his ass.”

“Heather!” The blush on his face could have reheated the dregs of his cappuccino.

“You are! It’s a mighty fine ass, too.”

Brendan chuckled. “It is. His job has him hiking out in the woods all the time. His backside is toned!”

“And you can’t keep your eyes off it. Did you even let him see this video?”

“Shut it! Yes, I did. He believed me that I was trying to track a shadow.”

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I’m so very not with it any more. I have no time for anything. I’m just going to drop my snippet and run. Still with <i>These Haunted Hills</i>. Brendan is having coffee with his ex.

I’ve met his ghost hunting team and his steampunk group for that matter.”

Heather laughed. “How’d that go? The steampunk? Well the ghost hunting too.”

“The steampunk was fun. I was thinking of asking him to take me with him to their big party that’s happening soon.”

“You’ve found your people.”

“I have. He is such a Green Tablet fanboy.”

Heather laughed, nearly spraying the foam of her drink everywhere. “Oh, he’s so your people.” Brendan rolled his eyes. “Like you can’t believe.

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Another weekend of me running around trying to catch my own tail so I’m going to just drop the snip and run. Still working on These Haunted Brendan is still talking to his ex

“My god, you actually went in? Is that safe?” Her green eyes were wide.

Nope, not in the least. I was afraid I’d end up in the basement at any moment or crushed from above but damn if Josh isn’t fearless.”

Tell me about him. You’re sure he’s on the level?” Heather reached across the table putting her hand over his. “You’re safe with him?”

Hell no he wasn’t safe. He was losing himself to Josh. Being in danger never felt so good.

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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I am drowning in work so I’m just jumping into this.

Still snipping from These Haunted Hills

Brendan is now in Columbus waiting for his ex-wife, Heather, to arrive.

She waved to him, got herself one of those sugary confection coffees she loved so much before coming over to hug him. Heather sat down with him, smiling. “I can’t believe it but it looks like the country agrees with you. You look….I don’t know, lighter than I’ve seen you in years. Tired yes but good.”

He smiled faintly. “Had a hard night but yeah, I have to say, this research trip has been nothing like I imagined. I wanted to get a story but I’m getting more than I bargained for. And you look great too, hon.”

She did. God she was beautiful in love. They’d been college sweethearts. He’d seen her through terrible times and seeing her now bright and shiny as she’d been that night in the Tau Kappa Epsilon house party, Brendan couldn’t help but smile. Their time in love was over and he felt no jealousy over her finding love again. She was happy and if anything, their son would never have wanted them to be too sad to live on.

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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I missed last week and nearly missed this one, it’s the start of the semester which is always brutal.

I’ll dive right back into These Haunted Hills It’s picking up after Brendan ran back to Columbus after a b it of a break down with Josh. It’s been a while since we’ve seen her but Heather is his ex-wife with whom Brendan is still friends (and I changed her name since we last saw her) It’s been a long this time just to capture the moment.

Pulling into the lot for his favorite coffee shop, Brendan glanced around. Heather’s car wasn’t here yet but she would come like he asked. He ordered the largest cappuccino they offered and a chocolate zucchini muffin – he’d been good in the Hocking Hills, not too many sweets and he’d been walking. He wouldn’t want to get paunchy. He’d look pregnant what with his little frame. What he wouldn’t give to at least have shoulders like Josh did. Finding a seat, Brendan pulled out his cell phone.

I’ll be back tomorrow. I still want to go to the hotel with the team. He grimaced slightly as he sent the text. People mocked him for not using text speak and texting full sentences but he couldn’t help it. Anything else made him cringe. Josh texted back with a single thumb’s up emoji. Oh well, he couldn’t have everything but really an emoji? Of course, his brother was in the habit of randomly sending him poop emojis for the hell of it.

A second text came in. Will have everything ready. Hope U R OK. Call if you need anything.

Oh how tempting that was text speak aside. He probably would call Josh tonight. Whatever this was between them, this thing he had battered and bruised in the last twenty four hours needed nurturing. Even a quick call would probably do it. He considered calling that very moment but was saved from his neediness by Heather’s arrival.

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!