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Rainbow Snippets

I have to say I’ve been too busy moving all my classes online to be either anxious or depressed but I’m nearly done with that. It’ll be interesting to see how I fare after that. I’ve never done well with inactivity but I’m good with not leaving the apartment.

I’m picking up where I left off in These Haunted Hills after Josh asked Brendan to go looking for a hidden haunted cemetery at the murder hotel (while they’re eating dinner). Here’s the answer. It’s definitely over 6 sentences because there was no good way of breaking this and making sense of the scene. Hope you don’t mind.

“Sure. I could do it tomorrow. How about you?”

“That works.”

Brendan stabbed up some salad, chewing thoughtfully before asking, “Can I ask you about the twins and the whole aura thing.”

“I heard about what they said to you. I hope they didn’t upset you,” Josh said quickly.

“No, not at all. I’m not sure I believe in auras. DO you?”

Josh made a face, setting aside his fork. “I’m on the fence but Hoshi and Kasumi are true believers. There seems to be evidence both ways so when it comes to something that ambiguous, I tend to remain on the side of the skeptic.”

“I guess if there’s anything to it, they could certainly be right about me. I looked it up. Gold in theory denotes creativity. I am that.”

“No argument.”

“And the black, hell my life has been dark ever since I first heard Connor had cancer.” Brendan sighed, touching his pendant. “I am trying to be objective about this because on the face of it, it can be exactly what I’ve always feared about psychics. I’m a public figure. At least authors aren’t movie star level of celebrity. Even so, Connor’s death, our grief played out publically. That was the salt in the wound.’ He paused, trying to gather his courage. “My point is, they could easily have known and tailored their response to fit what they knew.”

“Agreed but I can’t see them doing that. Of course, they’re my friends so I wouldn’t want to see that.”

Josh’s distress upset Brendan. “I’m not suggesting they did. Please don’t think that. I’m just working through the idea that some psychics can and do do things like that. Kasumi and Hoshi had no real reason to try and trick me. I wasn’t paying them for a reading. There was no real reason to say anything to me unless they were concerned or had some underlying reason for it.” Brendan new they could have. They might have been buttering him up before offering to contact Connor for him and he’d jump at that. He doubted Josh would approve.

“They don’t this work for pay if that helps.”

“It does. I just thought it was interesting is all,” Brendan said. That was true and it might be a good place to leave it. He didn’t want to upset Josh. He remembered Josh’s hesitation when they first met as if he feared Brendan only wanted to hire him so they could contact Connor and hadn’t been happy about that idea. That was a conversation for another day.

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 will throttle the first person who tells me teaching online is easier. OMG I’ve spent 15 hours moving things online for my classes and I’ve barely scratched the surface. I have to waive my labs because too many of my students have no internet (we’re rural Appalachia here so…) I’m looking forward to breaking free of this computer.

Until then here’s more of These Haunted Hills I’ve skipped over them eating dinner. They’re sitting around afterwards talking about the haunted hotel.

“We were thinking about the hotel and how to handle it. Hunter and Cass want to tackle it this weekend but they thought maybe you and I could go out to the hotel and scout around the outside, maybe get that ladder up to peek into the second floor,” Josh said before popping another hunk of steak into his mouth.

“Will we be going back in?”

Josh shook his head. “We decided that it might be a bit too dangerous between the level of activity and the structural issues. It might be best to have everyone there. There is supposed to be a hidden graveyard on the grounds, at least according to the research Madison has done.”

“I saw some mention of that myself. So you want to look for that?”

“I think it’ll be a good use of time, if you want to give it a go.”

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 know I owe everyone comments. This week was a blur of working on research during spring break and working with the university to come up with what we’re going to do during the pandemic. I’ll get back to them.

I’m continuing with These Haunted Hills Josh has been outside in the woods and has just returned to the cabin.

He pulled out the ear buds and Brendan heard strains of Mozart before Josh turned the player off. “Got it. Something knocked it askew, maybe a coon or a coyote. I’ll have to review the footage. I haven’t had time with trying to read the graduate ecology’s papers. I have them in the car. I thought if you wanted to work while you cook, I could do that. Or give you half.” Josh grinned. “You’d be at least as good at a TA at grading them.”

Brendan held up his hands. “Oh hell no. I’ve done a little of that when I’ve been a guest lecturer in creative writing classes. I’m not even sure I remember what proper format is for papers these days and what I know of ecology is it’s bare definition.”

“Close enough.”

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 Spring Break so I’m going home to see the family. Posting and driving back to Pittsburgh. Mom already has my every day planned. I’m like Mom I do have work to do but the casino DOES sound like more fun.

Still with These Haunted Hills. Josh has arrived at Brendan’s cabin and has gone off into the woods to figure out what is wrong with his cameras in the field. Brendan is waiting for him almost patiently.

He sat in the not-quite-comfortable lawn chair and waited for Josh. He could have, perhaps should have, gone in and back to work but he wasn’t getting much done. He might as well sit back and rest a while. Josh came back about twenty minutes later, a little dirtier than when he left. He hummed softly to whatever was playing on his MP3 player. For a moment he was surprised Josh wasn’t listening to his phone but there was probably no bars out there. Josh doubtlessly spent a lot of time where there was no coverage.

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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I’m still drowning in work. I am officially working entirely on overtime this semester (at this university we’re contracted to work 24 credit hours in a year (two semesters) and I did 25 last semester alone so the 15 this semester is all over time so I’ve worked nearly 2 years worth in 1. Yikes

Continuing with These Haunted Hills. Brendan is preparing for Josh to come over for dinner and looking around in the woods.

With a lot of time left, Brendan went back to his writing. It would keep him from thinking about the desire to kiss Josh. This didn’t feel like the right time. It was too close to the night of heart rending feelings of guilt. He wanted to know more about Josh but that might be greedy of him. He already knew a lot but something seemed to be missing.

Josh arrived about a half hour later with Brendan still debating more with himself than he was writing.

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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Posting this on the fly as I’m planning a trip to Columbus for today to do fun things but since that’s a haul I need to get moving.

Continuing with These Haunted Hills. Last week ended with Brendan getting an unexpected call from Josh.

“I think one of my cameras got knocked loose by something out at the cabin. I was going to head over your way to check on it. I wanted to see if you wanted me to bring anything out there and to let you know I’d be tromping around out in the woods.”

“Sure come on over but I don’t need anything. I can make dinner for us.”

“You don’t have to.”

“I need to eat myself so it’s not much trouble to make enough for two, if you’re hungry.”

“Okay sounds great

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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I’ve now worked 7 days a week for 5 weeks. Technically I have more work to be doing but I’m escaping today. So I’m posting this and running.

Continuing with These Haunted Hills picking up from last week.

Brendan sighed and took a drink. He forced thoughts of Josh out of his mind and turned back to his novel’s beginning. It wasn’t going to write itself but at this point, he wished it would so he could go back to his lusty daydreams, test the boundaries of his guilty feelings.

The phone rang dragging him away from his writing. He hesitated realizing it was Josh. He didn’t think Josh could possibly know how torn up he’d been after the lights went out last night but maybe at breakfast he sensed something weird. If he didn’t respond it might seem even stranger. “Hey, Josh. What’s 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!