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Rainbow Snippets

Been swamped with work interviewing new professors to hire, and nano, and trying to keep this foot up, and managing to finish up the final edits of one of my christmas novellas (I’ll start sharing that as soon as I get the final promo packs)

Still with These Haunted Hill (which I’m working on for nano, in part) and we’re in a potentially haunted house looking it over for a client. And hey I actually have exactly six sentences for a change! We’re in Brendan’s head and he’s been considering how pretty the house is. (Kristen is his ex-wife, amicable divorce and still friends but couldn’t hold it together after their son died)

Some days he wondered why he stayed in the house. Kristen hadn’t wanted it, too many memories. That was one of the reason he held on to it but maybe it was keeping him from moving on too. He wondered what Josh liked and that made his heart race more than the prospect of a ghost on the stairs. Fear, like ice slipped into his core. The idea that he would even think about sharing a house with someone – a someone he hadn’t so much as kissed or gone out with on a real date with – terrified 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!

Rainbow Snippets

I’ve been busy failing at nano at the moment as this Nov is busier than usual. I can still catch up. Today will help since I messed up my foot (neuritis/bursitis) so I can’t walk much. I’ll just stay here chained to the computer.

Still more of These Haunted Hills. Brendan is following Josh and Hoshi (one of the team psychics) to the attic of a potentially haunted house.

One of the problems with these old houses was the weird height of the steps. He was sure he was going to fall down them. He’d probably save that for when he was running from the ghost. Brendan could picture the headlines now. Novelist dead of broken neck after falling down a haunted staircase. At the bend of the steps, Hoshi stopped her brow furrowing. He held his breath. Was she seeing something? All he could see was the last of the light coming through the beautiful stained glass window. He could see what Hunter meant about the beauty of old houses like this. Brendan was fond of them himself but Kristen had wanted modern.

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

I’m spending the weekend running from one ghost investigation to another. You won’t hear me complaining.

Speaking of ghost investigations, I’m continuing on with These Haunted Hills. I was just out there last night doing an investigation in the woods. This is into the next chapter where Brendan is with Josh’s team of ghost hunters for the first time (instead of just Josh and Cassia). They’re investigating a haunted house. Hunter is one of the team members.

He’d helped Hunter run cables for the equipment, soaking in the procedure and eliciting a promise from Hunter to write it up so Brendan would have something to pull from later. He no longer trusted his memory entirely. The depression ate at everything, his relationships, his creativity and his memory. It would help to have a backup. Brendan was glad this wasn’t a new job he was expected to do well in because he thought he’d fail. He should stick to being a storyteller. It was something he knew he excelled at.

DSCN5282 A night shot going into the woods that you often read about here in this story

DSCN5284 Inside the cave at night (It’s a recess cave so there’s plenty of night sky to be seen, go little orbs go, though this is all dust/water vapor not the supernatural)

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 yet another hellish week but mid-terms are over and the three brand new 8 week online classes are over and I can breathe again (teaching 8 classes in a semester is a bit much, I’ve literally done my entire year’s worth of teaching in 8 weeks and they’re annoyed they’ll have to pay me overtime). I’m heading out to the woods for a walk to relax.

Finishing out the scene in Josh’s house in These Haunted Hills (which I’m slating to finish during nano, going rogue and trying to finish two outstanding novels rather than start a third unfinished one). As a reminder since it’s been a while since it was mentioned, Brendan was married once and his young son died of cancer a few years back. (which is relevant to this snippet)

Brendan found the new toothbrush easily enough but that was the only easy part. He stripped down and slid under the covers. Thoughts of Josh just a few doors down was doing something to his heart that he hadn’t planned on. He could picture Josh in that bed. He’d probably sleep in boxers and that was one step too far for him. It was the tipping point.

What was he thinking? Guilt crushed him into the mattress. He shouldn’t be thinking of this. Moving on meant letting go and how could he possibly let go? Brendan clamped a hand over his mouth, tears leaking from his eyes, running down his face, pooling in his ears. With the other hand, he cradled his glass pendant. He simply couldn’t do this.

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 has been as nuts as the last one, midterms written and graded, new fridge and fixed porch (which caused a lot of me moving stuff around in that kitchen so they could work), my brother and his wife coming tomorrow, edits on my CHristmas novella. But at least I got to everyone’s snippets this time.

Still continuing with These Haunted Hills, I’ve skipped over the ghost evidence review (which Brendan found boring) it’s very late night and they’re all going upstairs to bed.

He followed Josh upstairs past one door that was closed where he assumed Cassia had gone to bed. Josh pointed to one room.

“The bathroom and here, this should be good. The sheets should be fresh enough but there are more up in the closet if you want to change them out.”

“I’m too tired to care. This was great fun though, very instructive. I appreciate you two doing this for me.”

“Our pleasure. Seriously. It’s fun for us too. And oh, if you don’t want to be smothered by giant cats, you’ll need to keep the door shut.”

“Considered me warned. Goodnight Josh.”

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

I feel bad. I’m behind in my reading but this week has had the house next door burning down (on purpose, they were knocking it down but then got the bright idea, let’s set it on fire), broken windshields, making and grading midterms and then four days of my blood sugar going from 350 to 90 and back again over and over which is draining. I will catch up, promise)

I’m continuing with These Haunted HIlls. I’m going nano rebel and finishing this as part of the 50K. I’ve moved them out of the kitchen and they’re at Josh’s house on the couch (Cass in a chair) watching the video evidence of their ghost investigation.

Something huge and heavy jumped up on the couch. Brendan jumped, bumping shoulders with Josh. One of the largest cats he’d ever seen strode across the pillow and parked itself next to him. White fronted, the cat sported a blanket of dark grey tabby.

“Um, Josh…”

“That’s K’ehleyr. She’s curious and friendly. I probably should have asked you if you were allergic before this.”

“I’m not.” He reached over and petted her head. She purred and pushed her massive head into it. “I’ve never seen a cat this big. What is she?”

“Skogkatt. We call them Norwegian Forest Cat and if you think she’s big.” Josh whistled. “Worf!”

A huge tawny tabby ran in, long fur fluttering. It promptly leapt into Josh’s lap.

“Holy crap.”

“Worf’s a Maine Coon.”

“You sure? You’re probably out there catching bobcats with your foxes.” Brendan laughed. “And could you get geekier names for them?”

“He was going to name them Archer and Kiyomi.” Cassia offered,

Josh shot her a glare. “Hush you…though that was true. And now that they’re here you’re never going to be rid of them.”

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

My plans for this fall weekend were scuttled by the fact it’s freaking 90 degrees out there and I’m not up to another day of slogging around in the heat in cosplay.

Still continuing with the world’s slowest burn and These Haunted Hills Brendan is still exploring Josh’s house (with Cassia in tow)

The spacious kitchen had those very tall cabinets up to thirteen foot ceilings. Brendan never could figure out how women in the eighteen hundreds used those top cabinets. Josh had a nice collection of cast iron skillets on the wall right next to an R2D2 that had handles on it. On closer inspection it was a series of measuring cups.

“Does Josh cook?”

“He enjoys it and he’s not bad. Don’t tell him I told you but he haunts Yummly online. Don’t be surprised if he invites you for dinner.” Cassia yanked open the fridge and fished out three beers. She handed one to him. “Want a glass or is the bottle good for you? The church key is in the drawer next to the skin.”

“Bottle is fine.” Brendan opened the utensil drawer. Why was he not surprised that the bottle opener was another Millennium Falcon. He took it with him into the living room.

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!