Rainbow Snippets

This should be the last from the short story Modified and Sacred for a while (the anthology has been delayed due to health reasons on the publishers end so I won’t know if it’s accepted or not for months).

In this scene, Addison and Deveral’s ship has crashed into a lake. Deveral’s unconscious and Addison’s secret is about to be exposed (in this universe, modifications like this are illegal for humans).

Water poured in. Addison blinked hard, forcing his nictitating membranes out of hiding. They slid over his corneas, protecting them. Addison hoisted Deveral again and swam out. The webbing between his toes caught the water and his powerful legs propelled him upward.

His eyes, designed for dim light, picked out the sunlight barely filtering down through the murk. Gill slits hidden on his neck opened. It had been a long time since he’d been down in deep water. Granted, the lake water wasn’t as deep as he was used to. Addison swam like he’d been born to it. He hadn’t been but renegade scientists more interested in money than morals had fixed that for him.

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

Very small this time as I have tendonitis in my left hand (my good hand) so badly I can barely use it. I need to get it under control asap.

I didn’t do much writing because I had a lot of RL stuff to do in the evening hours which is my writing time. That said I also went festivaling and spent tons of money and had fun and got writing ideas especially after last night’s jaunt into a haunted railroad tunnel in a ghost town in the middle of a forest.

I got back the second edits on More than His Scars that I need to get my butt moving on.

I’ve also signed the paperwork to get my rights back on Ghosts of Jupiter as the Cross bones anthology is going OOP as I mentioned last week.

Speaking of reversions, I think I’ll be taking back Cassadaga right now as that publishing house’s driving force is having health issues and everything is on hiatus (understandable). I will leave Modified and Sacred there for now as I have no other anthology for it any how. That seems fair to me.

Rainbow Snippets

I picked a little more from the short story Modified and Sacred for this week. Addison is now taking Deveral to the negotiation he is to preside over and taking his first good look at Deveral and contemplating his alien nature.

Fryians like Deveral have chromatophores in their skin as camoflogue. (part of what I couldn’t fit into a short story was that Fryians, early in their evolution, faced a dangerous apex predator and much of their physiology has evolved to evade that predator). It works something like this video (and at some point Addison will see it being very fun, he has to learn to read Deveral’s skin coloring).

Addison left Deveral watching the view screen in silence as Fryia fell away. It had been in the dossier that the Sacred Kin had not been off-planet except for a few times to the moon. His odd, goat-like eyes with their spooky horizontal bar pupils grew bigger and bigger the smaller Fryia became. Deveral’s opalescent skin started turning gunmetal gray, blending him into the shuttle seat. The only thing that didn’t seem to change was his hair. It remained the same fiery opal his skin had been.

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

A very short one this week since I have accomplished next to nothing. I’ve been out playing around and plotting my nano (which will under my other pen name). I was at a Halloween party until after midnight last night and at the renn fest all day.

In fact I heard something there that I have to use in a story. An artist was telling someone about a friend who thought her house was haunted and one of the things that happened was when they moved in there was a fire pit out back. In it, they found dozens of half burned photos and negatives including one of a little girl with half her face burned away (which he then hid in her bathroom as a prank).

I did get the first scene of mySpook_me story started so that’s something.

And the rights of my short story Ghost of Jupiter have reverted back to me as the pirate anthology Cross Bones is going out of print. I always did want to do more with that universe some day.

Rainbow Snippets

I picked a little more from the short story Modified and Sacred for this week (and probably next). Still waiting to hear if it’s been accepted for the anthology.

In this snippet Deveral (coming out of the dark cave) meets Addison for the first time. (I think it’s one sentence over).

His escort stood less than average height but muscular, his short black hair almost razor sharp. Deveral’s vision wasn’t cleared enough to pick out any more details other than the man had a bland expression on his handsome face.

“Kinsman Deveral, this is Lieutenant Addison Hunt. I know he’s early but he seemed interested in the First Temple. I hope it’s all right I brought him here,” Weyba called.

Deveral smiled. He loved people with curious minds though he wished he had on more clothing than the sodden waist wrap. Enough water had wicked up the linen to make it cling to his thighs and ass.

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

It’ll be a very short post this week because I’ve not accomplished much this week at all.

Nothing of the SCi-Fi short story or Cassadaga fronts. It’s a bit early for the latter anyhow.

I do have the edits for More Than His Scars which were easy to accomplish other that the flagrant forgetting of this little thing called a comma. The editor must hate me. I KNOW there is something else I wanted to add to this story just a wee bit here and there but can’t remember it. I’m going to really reread it tomorrow and see if I can remember (I think it has to do with magic which is NOT a big part of this story at all as I wanted it to be about Aaron and his all too human suffering.)

I did some research for the anime con based story by going to Tsubasacon, yeah that’s it, research. It was fun but yeah it’s not quite what I needed for this story which is partially set at the Hard Rock in Vegas where I’ve never been. Now that might call for a research trip.

I did find out more about how to play with stuff on my website so once I can breathe again and surface from the 1001 obligations I will start working on that.