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Rainbow Snippets

Nope still can’t make a saturday to save my soul.

Have a little more of the dark space opera thing

As they blasted away from the only home he knew, Kaleo glanced around at the young people, who, like him, wanted a chance at a better life. Dovon should have been in the seat next to him. It was so damn unfair. Why did Dovon’s mom have to get so sick? Could she be faking it to keep her son around? He didn’t like to think that way. Still, this bunch he was with was less rough than Kaleo expected, a handsome group, but before he could assess the situation and make new alliances, a strange light-headedness washed over him. Who knew space flight would affect him so? Kaleo looked out a portal. The stars swam before his eyes and then the universe went out.

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Rainbow Snippets

I can’t seem to get my stuff together on a weekend to save my soul. This time it’s all the malfunctioning online teaching software keeping me off track.


So have more of Kaleo’s story.

Kaleo stole another kiss then rejoined the group. He didn’t dare look back at his lover. He wouldn’t miss the slum, but he would miss Dovon. If he glanced back, Kaleo would break. He didn’t like to admit fear, but it was there, running laps in his belly. He didn’t know the first thing about the planet-side estates owned by the Merchanters, separated as they were from the slums by high walls and at least two hundred miles of military training ground. Of course, he could end up off-world instead. That was terrifying but exciting, too. Hell, this was his first time in a shuttle capable of going to the orbital colony.

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Rainbow Snippets

I’m a little late as I was out all day yesterday at the Mothman Festival which only had a few hundred people when I started going to it. Now there are thousands and they come from all over. It was fun.

Here’s more of the intro to my space opera story

Dovon grinned. “I’m trying to picture you as some rich guy’s gardener.”

“That’s not a guarantee.” Kaleo held up his hands. “The recruiter said I could be a go-fer. I’d rather be outside, but either way, five years of indentured service and I get my i.d. citizenship. I’d clean their toilets for citizenship!”

“I hear they have droids for that sort of thing.” Dovon nudged him. “Good luck.”

“Thanks.” It felt like a hand had closed over his throat and Kaleo could barely voice the rest of his thoughts. “I’m gonna miss you.”

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Rainbow Snippets

I am somehow unable to keep on a schedule. I had a nice and plot bunny rich Labor Day but it was also cursed (caught in a parade, car battery died, hotel caught fire (all in the same day) and then I fell again and broke a finger/sprained an ankle).

I decided to start with a SF story of mine that got shelved. Might get me moving again.

Kaleo shattered the one promise he had made to his mother; He was going to try for citizenship.

“Are you sure?”

Kaleo turned, hearing the worry in Dovon’s voice. His lover’s soft brown eyes were moist. It wasn’t fair. Dovon was supposed to be going with him. Like the throng of young men and women crammed into the shuttle bay, he and Dovon wished for a better life. There was only one way out of the prison slum they had been born into. Being born was in the slum was their only crime, barring them from citizenship and a real life. “What choice is there?”

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Rainbow Snippets

I am worn out and the semester hasn’t even started. It’s like the summer break never even happened!!

This is probably my last snippet of These Haunted Hills as it’s getting close to the end. I do hope to have this edited through and submitted somewhere by the end of autumn. Wish me luck. In this snippet, Brendan and Joshua are going into the abandoned murder hotel with the ghost hunting team.

It’s not exactly the world’s safest endeavor. Newbies should stay top side. I think I want to go back to the truck and get my hat. Before I have nothing but spiders in my hair.”


“And again, you sleep alone.”


Josh wagged his head. “A good boyfriend would help me bathe.”


“No, that would be boyfriend of the year if you go down into that spider infested nightmare.”

“You might be right.”

They went back to the active room and Josh gave Brendan a Mel-Meter to use this time. He wanted to man the camera himself. 

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