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Rainbow Snippets

This will be my last snippet for a couple of weeks as I head to Ireland and Wales on a research trip. At least that will be fun (off set by even more bad news from work. Sigh)

I’m continuing These Haunted Hills where Josh, Brendan and Cassia are in the middle of a ghost hunt in the Stuart Opera House. (it’s a tad over six sentences)


“Brendan, want to bring that EMF reader here?” Cassia interjected. “I want to show you when it picks up on electricity behind something.”

Josh watched as Cassia had Brendan scan a section of the stage. They knew there was wiring behind that which triggered the EMF readers. It looks spectacular, exciting the novice and veteran ghost hunter alike which is why care needed to be taken. He didn’t continue hunting on his own. They had gone over the Stuart Opera House several times in the past. This was all for Brendan’s sake.

Instead he contented himself with watching Brendan with far more interest than was safe. Brendan looked hot in his jeans, leaning close to Cass as she told him things. Now that he’d gotten to know Brendan better, Josh had slightly revised his first impression. Yes, Brendan was thin as a rake but he wasn’t skinny. He had good muscle tone which was almost surprising since he mostly had himself parked behind a computer for hours at a time. He didn’t strike Josh as a jogger and he hadn’t seen a bicycle around the cabin. He’d have to ask Brendan what he liked to do for fun exercise-wise.

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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It’s too hot to think. So I’ll just jump right into this. Here’s more of the paranormal WIP These Haunted Hills. Brendan has just been touched in the Stuart Opera House by what he thinks is a ghost.

It was a tense moment but nothing more seemed to happen. Josh shrugged. “The ghost is known for touching people.”

“I’m not so sure I wanted to be touch.” Brendan twitched his shoulders.

“Another way to think of it is that it’s most likely a small ion wind,” Josh replied and at Brendan’s blank expression he added, “It’s an electrostatic force creating airflow. It can be demonstrated in a laboratory setting and it usually feels like being touched.”

“Ah, you’ll have to explain that to me again when I can write it down. It sounds like something my characters should know.”

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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Sorry I didn’t get to everyone’s posts last week. Between caring for Mom post-operatively and a vacation to Gettysburg that I just go back from about an hour ago I had no time. I’ll do better this week, promise. Thanks to everyone who wished Mom well, it’s much appreciated. Unfortunately I didn’t see the facebook posts until after the comments were locked off so I couldn’t thank you individually.

Everyone wanted to know what made Brendan jump last week in These Haunted hills (the haunting last night for me in the Farnsworth house presented as rotting flesh/gunpowder smells so Brendan might have fared better)

“What happened?” Cassia asked.

Josh left his area backstage to join them.

“Someone touched my shoulder. Josh was that you?”

“Uh-uh, I was back in the wings.” Josh pointed back the way he came. “How many times did you get touched?”

“Just that once. It was enough.”

“Can you do that again?” Cassia asked.

“Can you touch her,” Brendan countered.

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This was the longest week of my life, beginning with my birthday spent in the ER with mom and ending with her having to have her toe amputated (which sadly I saw coming as I’m a podiatrist, or was before I was injured) At least she’s recovering and should be home tomorrow.

I’m continuing with These Haunted Hills. Brendan, Josh and Cass are at the Stuart Opera House in Nelsonville OH taking Brendan on his first ghost hunt with all the equipment.

He hadn’t told Brendan that the haunting was mostly confined to the stage area – though Brendan might have read that on Josh’s site. They wanted him to get the experience and he seemed to be enjoying it. Josh let Cassia take the lead because he knew she really wanted to spend a little time with Brendan and he’d already spent so many hours with him already. He thought Brendan liked her – an absolutely necessity if they were going to be friends and he really thought they were. He didn’t get the ‘you’re just an employee’ vibe from Brendan.

“Whoa!” Brendan jumped, his head snapping left and right.

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The good news for me is I sold a Christmas story and finished another one that I’m racing to edit through in order to make the submission deadline. Other than that the depression riding me has been too much to do much else.

I’m still sharing the WIP These Haunted Hills. It’s after the wine bar and they’re out ghost hunting.

Josh watched Brendan following Cassia through the Opera House. The latest band of actors had finished up not more than fifteen minutes ago, leaving the stage area open for them. They had spent the late afternoon at the Adams cabin but they didn’t see or hear much. He doubted anything would be on the recording. He and Cass and the others rarely had much luck with the cabin but it made for a nice small space for Brendan to put his toe back into the water.

He’d seemed bored. Josh hated that. He didn’t want to drive the man back to Columbus early but Brendan wanted reality. This was reality. Ghost hunting was not as exciting as it looked on TV most of the time. It was a lot of research and a lot of time wandering around talking to the ether.

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I’m back home with the parents for a while for the summer and all the rest spinning around me is too depressing to deal with so I’ll just set it aside for now.

I’ll be continuing with These Haunted Hills Brendan has joined Josh at a wine bar for one of the steampunk meetings. I’ve skipped the introductions part and this takes place right after.

Exactly what does an airship do? I mean is it just for fun or do all your jobs have something to go with them?” Brendan asked.

“We’re writing up adventures for ourselves and doing a podcast,” Cassia said. “It’s a lot of fun. We only have three of them up so far but we have plans to do more.”

“Cassia does a lot of writing, or did but she doesn’t have the time she used to with her residency,” Emily said.

“I’ll have to have a listen,” Brendan said and Cassia flushed.

“Oh, it’s probably not very good,” she mumbled.

“Let me be the judge. So long as you’re having fun, that’s what counts.” Brendan reached for the wine menu.

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Packing to go back with family and friends in Pittsburgh for the Summer and cleaning up after a flood yesterday washed mud about six inches high on everything and nearly washed my SUV into the creek. (No damage just a big mess)

Picking up with These Haunted Hills Brendan has just driven forty miles to a wine bar in Athens, Ohio to meet Josh and his steampunk group.

He took in Josh’s leather vest and the top hat that looked like it was leather perched on his head. Josh stood when he saw Brendan. His black and white striped pants, watch chain and boots really completed the outfit. Damn, he was cute. Brendan realized this was really why he’d drive so far. He wanted to see Josh. He’d have to contemplate his motives. Part of him thought so what if it was. He was still a living being. It was normal to find someone attractive and Josh was just cute as hell.

DSCN3255 Me taking my 5’9″ self out for a walk in the flood waters (which yes are past my knees)

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!