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Rainbow Snippets

Sorry, I’m a little behind on last week’s reading between a writing deadline, prepping for the author’s panel next weekend and with my blood sugar being way out of control. I’ll try to catch up.

Picking right up with where last week left off in These Haunted Hills. Josh and Brendan are in the woods putting up cameras so Josh can monitor fox activity.

Josh told him the various odds and sods he needed to get the camera mounted. Joshua was every bit as enticing as he swung back out of the tree as he’d been going up. He clapped a hand on Brendan’s shoulder.

“I want to put one more up over this way.”

They repeated the procedure. Brendan swore Josh took a more leisurely route up this time, showing off just a little. Yeah, he caught you. Brendan wondered where they went from here. He planned on pretending it didn’t happen.

They left the woods with Josh babbling happily about all the data he hoped to collect. By the time they broke out into open sky it had been painted in roses, purples and gold. A few stars had begun to pop up.

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

Doing this on the fly since I’m already supposed to be on the road.

Picking right up with where last week left off in These Haunted Hills. Josh and Brendan are in the woods putting up cameras so Josh can monitor fox activity.

A little voice in his head reminded him Columbus wasn’t that far from here. Brendan shook it off, slowly realizing Josh was calling him.

“Hand me the camera.” Josh leaned down from the branches.

“Oh, sorry. Was looking for Bigfoot.” Brendan stood on tiptoe and handed him the camera.

“Uh-huh,” Josh took the camera, sounding like he didn’t believe Brendan.

Had he caught Brendan staring at his ass? Never so thankful to have a beard to hide part of his burning cheeks, Brendan picked up the backpack. “Need anything else?”

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

Made it back from spring break. I spent it in Indiana with a friend (yeah I know, we didn’t exactly pick the right spring break place). New Harmony might be good for a story or two though.

Picking right up with where last week left off in These Haunted Hills. Josh and Brendan are in the woods putting up cameras so Josh can monitor fox activity.

Joshua gave it (the camera) to him then started climbing the tree. Brendan couldn’t help watching his muscles bunch and unfurl as he pulled himself up. Those jeans fit him as perfectly as a tailored suit, only more suited to Josh. His ass as he braced himself in the branches provided Brendan the largest temptation he’d had in years. Okay, so I am ready to be attracted to someone. It’s not fair though, not to him. I’ll leave, go back home and we’ll both get hurt.

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

Another rough week leading into spring break that I have little enthusiasm for. At lest I’ll get to do some traveling.

I’m still in the Hocking Hills this week picking up with Brendan and Josh where we left off last week with These Haunted Hill and they’re going out into the woods after foxes but now Brendan has brought up Bigfoot and Josh is teasing him.

“They smell really bad. And they like to make nests, usually a few large tree branches or fallen trees and leaves, you know, like that snaggle over there.” Joshua swept his arm toward the west.

Sure enough there were three large branches snarled together and covered with leaves and bits of dried undergrowth. It certainly could be a nest. “Are you messing with me?”

Joshua chuckled. “Yeah. I’m an ass sometimes.”

“I hope you aren’t waiting for me to disagree.”

Joshua laughed harder. Brendan couldn’t be mad at him. He’d probably do the same in Josh’s shoes. Josh came to a stop near that big tree he had pointed out the last time they were in the woods. “I’m going to put one up here. It’ll have a good view of the area.”

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

This week was as bad as the last. I am however finally registered for the Steampunk Symposium in Cincinnati in March. I will be, in theory, on the author panel as well. Leanne Renee Hieber is working on that for me. I think, in some ways, being half way an introvert and half way an extrovert worked for me here. I’ve been talking to her for a couple of years and she’s doing what most of us should be doing: holding a hand out and helping a fellow author. Even if it falls through I’m content that someone tried to help (also this would be happening in front of Tor.com which could be very interesting).

I’m still in the Hocking Hills this week picking up with Brendan and Josh where we left off last week with These Haunted Hill and they’re going out into the woods after foxes (and I’m finally back to working on this after a bit of a hiatus that went longer than planned)

The leaves from last fall crunched loudly under Brendan’s clumsy feet. He would never make it in Joshua’s world. “And if Big Foot doesn’t like being recorded. I’ve read some crap about them you know. It seems like they do have a violent streak.”

“So I’ve been told.”

“I don’t want to be famous as the guy who got beaten to death by Big Foots,” Brendan huffed, his eyes darting around, trying to see deeper in the woods. Damn Josh for bringing up the cryptid. Now he was going to be seriously thinking about it even though he knew it was ludicrous. He was in far more danger from a bear or a coyote than he was Sasquatch.

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

It’s been another hellish week and depressing too between how badly the sales have been and how the day job thinks it’s going to eliminate a quarter of the programs at the university.

I’m just going to drop this snippet and run. Picking up with These Haunted Hills right where we left off, with Brendan considering going into the woods with Josh to put out wildlife camera.

“I’m putting up some motion sensitive cameras. I just want to see how many foxes are here, what kind of behaviors I can capture, what else is sharing this space, find proof of Big Foot.” Josh smirked over his shoulder when he said that.

“You’re still laughing at me.” Brendan glared but Josh showed no signs of repenting.

“It’ll be fun to find Bigfoot. Just think, if we’re the ones to find it, we’ll be famous. Of course you’re already famous but you know what I mean.” Josh skirted a large fallen tree branch, nimble as a woodland creature.


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Have a little more of these haunted hills

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

It was a hard, ugly week of three unexpected deadlines that I had like 4 days to finish things (two of which got kicked back anyhow) plus a weekend to catch up on cover specs and story blurbs that I put off because I had to get these work things done. It’s like punishment for having a really nice weekend last weekend. Which also means I read nothing last week and I apologize. I’ll try to catch up.

More of These Haunted Hills. Josh has shown up at Brendan’s cabin to head out into the woods to put up fox monitoring equipment and wants to know if Brendan will accompany him.

He (Brendan) wrinkled his nose. “I’m not as handy as I’d like to be.”

“I just need you to hold tools and hand them to me.”

“I could try.”

Brendan stepped past him so he could lock the cabin. Josh didn’t smell as good as he usually did. An acrid, nose burning scent clung to him.

“I have bug repellant for you.” Josh dug in the bag and handed Brendan a spray can. “And one of the carbon dioxide things.”

While Brendan sprayed his arms and legs – ah, that was the bad odor – Josh pulled a little device out of the bag. He handed it to Brendan and pointed to his belt to show what Brendan was supposed to do with it. He wished Josh hadn’t done that because it drew his eye to Josh’s hips. Brendan schooled his errant brain. You are not ready. That’s not what you’re here for. You’re just too damn lonely.

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!

DSCN2929 This is Ash Cave where Brendan and Josh first met (Only they met in spring. This is where I was hiking last weekend having fun)