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Rainbow Snippets

This will probably be my last snippet for a couple of weeks. I’ll be on vacation in the Canadian maritimes with iffy internet and no time anyhow. It should be a great time.

I’ll be continuing with These Haunted Hills. I’ve skimmed over the fox hunting bit and now they’re back at Brendan’s cabin.


“There is something I probably should have mentioned before we trekked into the woods,” Joshua said as Brendan dug in a pocket for a key.

Brendan side eyed him. “Is it as bad as the possibility of possession by a ghost?”

“Worse. Ticks.”

Brendan shuddered. “Oh gross. Yeah, we should have thought of that.”

“We should use the bathroom mirror to check our backs for them. Tell me it’s not tiny.”

“It’s small but you can see most of your back.”

“Good because I thought it would be awkward if we had to check each other. Not that I’d overly mind but I should probably know you more than a day before I start getting naked and say check my ass for ticks.” Josh felt the fire of a blush swamp him.

Brendan choked. “That would be awkward yes.”

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 busy trying to clean my apartment before heading to the parents for weeks (summer break). It is not going well.

Have a little more of These Haunted Hills Joshua and Brendan have arrived back at Brendan’s cabin and Josh remembered the foxes Brendan heard the night before. They’re out looking for signs of them (Josh is a fox researcher)

Joshua trekked off into the woods with Brendan trailing behind. They followed one of the paths for a while before Josh came to a stop. “We’re going to go off the path now. That way looks promising. Just watch your footing. Cell phones don’t work out here so good and I’d hate to have to carry you back.” Okay, he’d love to have his arms wrapped around Brendan but not in that way.

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 usually have a professional conference to go to over Memorial Day but I didn’t go this year. I couldn’t stay at home for the family party as I had doctor’s appointments and work stuff to do here in Ohio. So I went to the Feast of the Flowering Moon pow wow yesterday and I’ll probably go hiking in the Hocking Hills where These Haunted Hills is set. I should be cleaning house and writing but we’ll see how it goes (I’m having a bad sugar day and moving seems like too much effort).

Picking up with the next chapter, in Josh’s pov. They’ve just arrived back at Brendan’s cabin after the ghost hunting in the hotel

Josh followed Brendan to his cabin. He’d never been out to this group of resort cabins before but the area was sweet. He wouldn’t mind shacking up here for a while even if it was practically his back yard. Behaving himself was going to be a problem. Seeing Brendan excited and a little scared had stoked something inside Josh. He’d been afraid meeting his hero would go just like the saying warned. He’d have hated it if Brendan had turned out to be an entitled asshole but instead it broke Josh’s heart seeing Brendan so sad. Something changed today and he had a frightening, probably angry ghost to blame. Of course he’d nearly lost Brendan when things got exciting. He’d been sure the man would have bolted had he been able to get out the door. Truth be told, Josh might have joined him but he’d never let Brendan know that. He needed to play it cool, be the wise ghost hunter and not flee like Egon and company in the library scene.

This is what I’m imagining the hotel looks like if you add another wing to it.
abandone hotel

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So it’s been raining for a week destroying two hiking trips and I’m pretty sure we’ll have to drag out the farm tractor to cut this grass. I’m in West Virginia at the moment cat sitting my brother’s clowder of cats while he and his wife are in some all inclusive resort. So far all the fur babies are fine but now that I’ve been here a week they’re used to me and are starting to act up. I had hoped to use the time to write but man it’s been slow going. (but I did have my SF novella picked up so that made for a happy week).

I’m still with These Haunted Hills. The boys are still talking beer.

“I do like beer, wine and whiskey too but I’m trying not to drink much, at least not alone.” Brendan rubbed his own arms, trying not to think hard on that. He had crawled into a bottle for a while after Connor died. He’d climbed out again quickly enough but he didn’t like to tempt fate much.

“I’m sorry. I should have thought of that.”

Joshua’s pained tone hit hard. “No, that’s fine. Don’t worry about it. I like that you don’t pussyfoot around me. Too many people do that since Connor died. I’d love to go to those microbreweries with you.”

And it’s been a while since I posted a picture and I think I might have shared one like this but here’s what Brendan’s cabin looks like.

hillside-cabin-1

If you’d like to stay, this is Hillside Cabin from the company Cabins by the Caves It’s one of the smaller cabins. It’s a lovely location with plenty of hiking to do (it’s about the one thing my area has going for it).

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 off to Rathacon in a few and then I get to drive in a monster storm to go home for Mother’s Day. That should be fun. Head desk (I never actually go home for MOther’s Day but I’ll be house sitting for my brother the whole week).

And oh, since this came up last week, These Haunted Hills is a WIP so yeah if you see any typos or the like, please feel free to point them out. I will not be offended and will be thankful since I was obviously blind to them!

We’re still in the truck here. For contest, Brendan has told Josh he doesn’t want to talk about ghosts any more (as a) he’s trying to order his thoughts for his novel and b) he’s freaking himself out).

“I’ll have to find something else to talk about. Maybe something not geeky. I’d hate to give you the wrong impression.” Joshua smiled.

Brendan suspected he already knew the sort of man Joshua was. Hell, he liked Josh’s geekiness. “Do we even have non-geeky things to talk about?”

“Sure, we can talk about who makes better beer, us Germans or you Irish.”

“I have one word for you: Guinness.” Brendan grinned.

“And I have one for you, Weihenstephan.”

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So yeah I didn’t get a chance to read in the last two weeks. It’s been too busy. The steampunk symposium was a great time and I might get a chance to do something creatively with it next year. Fingers crossed. Then it was finals and graduation today. I’m still exhausted. So the only thing left for me to do is edits but I can do that and comment too.

I’m picking right back up with These Haunted Hills. Brendan and Josh are in the truck leaving the haunted hotel.

(Brendan) “Could it have gone really bad in there? You know, like in the movies. Can these ghosts possess someone?”

Joshua wrinkled his nose, not answering right away. “There have been documented cases but not from a simple ghost hunt, at least not that I’ve read. Usually it’s either someone living in a haunted house for long periods of time or more likely a medium who can actually talk to ghost, if you believe in that sort of thing. They often invite the ghosts to pass through them or use them to communicate and that seems to go badly. What you need to worry about more is picking up a hitchhiker. It’s been known to happy. You go into a haunted house. The ghost likes you and goes home with you.”

Brendan cocked up his eyebrows. “You didn’t think to mention that beforehand.”

“I’m pretty sure it was in one of the original emails. Of course, not being a medium, I’ll have no idea if either of us are going home with a supernatural plus-one.”

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 am all but weeping in the face of everything I have to do (read last week of classes, a trip and another round of edits on the long novel and ditto the novella). I might be slow in reading everything but I WILL read it.

Also I had a blast at the Ohioana book festival last weekend. If you like gothic/gaslight paranormals and get the chance to talk Leanna Renee Hieber, do. She’s a blast (she’ll also be at the steampunk thing that’s coming up next weekend that I’m going to in Cincinnati).

I’m continuing with These Haunted Hills (camp nano has been a failure due to the endless edits) I jumped a wee bit ahead. They went back into the hotel briefly, it had gone quiet and now they’re leaving. It’s a wee bit over seven lines just to capture the complete thought.

Brendan had to admit to himself when Joshua pulled the truck away from Diana’s hotel, more of the heaviness disappeared. He twisted on the seat, watching the inn slowly swallowed by the woods. “I’m so glad I hired you as a guide. I would never have found this place on my own in spite of reading a bit online. Even if I had, I don’t know that I’d have been brave enough to go in.”

“I don’t know about that. You did well.”

“Yeah, I didn’t piss myself when things went sideways so I’m counting that as a win,” Brendan said dryly.

Joshua chuckled. “Fair point.”

“Came close, not going to lie.” Brendan smiled.

“You would not be the first. Not me, mind you but we did take this one big burly would-be ghost hunter and he crapped himself. It was not a good ride home so you’re way ahead of him.”

“Good to know. Might have to put that in the book, make the character something of an arrogant douchebag so no one will be too upset.”

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!