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Rainbow Snippets

Another rough week leading into spring break that I have little enthusiasm for. At lest I’ll get to do some traveling.

I’m still in the Hocking Hills this week picking up with Brendan and Josh where we left off last week with These Haunted Hill and they’re going out into the woods after foxes but now Brendan has brought up Bigfoot and Josh is teasing him.

“They smell really bad. And they like to make nests, usually a few large tree branches or fallen trees and leaves, you know, like that snaggle over there.” Joshua swept his arm toward the west.

Sure enough there were three large branches snarled together and covered with leaves and bits of dried undergrowth. It certainly could be a nest. “Are you messing with me?”

Joshua chuckled. “Yeah. I’m an ass sometimes.”

“I hope you aren’t waiting for me to disagree.”

Joshua laughed harder. Brendan couldn’t be mad at him. He’d probably do the same in Josh’s shoes. Josh came to a stop near that big tree he had pointed out the last time they were in the woods. “I’m going to put one up here. It’ll have a good view of the area.”

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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This week was as bad as the last. I am however finally registered for the Steampunk Symposium in Cincinnati in March. I will be, in theory, on the author panel as well. Leanne Renee Hieber is working on that for me. I think, in some ways, being half way an introvert and half way an extrovert worked for me here. I’ve been talking to her for a couple of years and she’s doing what most of us should be doing: holding a hand out and helping a fellow author. Even if it falls through I’m content that someone tried to help (also this would be happening in front of Tor.com which could be very interesting).

I’m still in the Hocking Hills this week picking up with Brendan and Josh where we left off last week with These Haunted Hill and they’re going out into the woods after foxes (and I’m finally back to working on this after a bit of a hiatus that went longer than planned)

The leaves from last fall crunched loudly under Brendan’s clumsy feet. He would never make it in Joshua’s world. “And if Big Foot doesn’t like being recorded. I’ve read some crap about them you know. It seems like they do have a violent streak.”

“So I’ve been told.”

“I don’t want to be famous as the guy who got beaten to death by Big Foots,” Brendan huffed, his eyes darting around, trying to see deeper in the woods. Damn Josh for bringing up the cryptid. Now he was going to be seriously thinking about it even though he knew it was ludicrous. He was in far more danger from a bear or a coyote than he was Sasquatch.

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 been another hellish week and depressing too between how badly the sales have been and how the day job thinks it’s going to eliminate a quarter of the programs at the university.

I’m just going to drop this snippet and run. Picking up with These Haunted Hills right where we left off, with Brendan considering going into the woods with Josh to put out wildlife camera.

“I’m putting up some motion sensitive cameras. I just want to see how many foxes are here, what kind of behaviors I can capture, what else is sharing this space, find proof of Big Foot.” Josh smirked over his shoulder when he said that.

“You’re still laughing at me.” Brendan glared but Josh showed no signs of repenting.

“It’ll be fun to find Bigfoot. Just think, if we’re the ones to find it, we’ll be famous. Of course you’re already famous but you know what I mean.” Josh skirted a large fallen tree branch, nimble as a woodland creature.


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Have a little more of these haunted hills

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It was a hard, ugly week of three unexpected deadlines that I had like 4 days to finish things (two of which got kicked back anyhow) plus a weekend to catch up on cover specs and story blurbs that I put off because I had to get these work things done. It’s like punishment for having a really nice weekend last weekend. Which also means I read nothing last week and I apologize. I’ll try to catch up.

More of These Haunted Hills. Josh has shown up at Brendan’s cabin to head out into the woods to put up fox monitoring equipment and wants to know if Brendan will accompany him.

He (Brendan) wrinkled his nose. “I’m not as handy as I’d like to be.”

“I just need you to hold tools and hand them to me.”

“I could try.”

Brendan stepped past him so he could lock the cabin. Josh didn’t smell as good as he usually did. An acrid, nose burning scent clung to him.

“I have bug repellant for you.” Josh dug in the bag and handed Brendan a spray can. “And one of the carbon dioxide things.”

While Brendan sprayed his arms and legs – ah, that was the bad odor – Josh pulled a little device out of the bag. He handed it to Brendan and pointed to his belt to show what Brendan was supposed to do with it. He wished Josh hadn’t done that because it drew his eye to Josh’s hips. Brendan schooled his errant brain. You are not ready. That’s not what you’re here for. You’re just too damn lonely.

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!

DSCN2929 This is Ash Cave where Brendan and Josh first met (Only they met in spring. This is where I was hiking last weekend having fun)

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Well I survived the polar vortex (it wasn’t that bad here, enough that they closed the university so bonus days off) and I found out I got my sabbatical for next year so I’m thrilled.

Have a little more of the paranormal WIP These Haunted Hills. I’ve jumped a head a little. Brendan has been researching the haunted hotel’s past (Think H.H. Holmes’s murder palace in Chicago) and he’s been working on draft one of his new book in his lonely cabin in the deep woods. Josh is on his way over to set up equipment in the woods to look for the foxes Brendan heard.


He’d gotten lost in the world he was creating when Joshua’s knock nearly sent him out of his skin. Heart racing, he calmed himself. Ghosts and strange ax murderers lurking in the woods didn’t knock. Okay, ax killers didn’t. Ghosts just might.

Josh stood there in a T-shirt with a surly Batman holding a cup of coffee and the saying ‘not a morning person.’ Brendan would have to remember that. It wasn’t that he was one himself. Josh held a bulging backpack that looked ridiculously heavy. “I couldn’t get any students on short notice. Want to help me put these out in the woods?’

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I’m juggling exam writing and edits and blurb writing so let me post and run. This is more of These Haunted Hills. I wanted to go out to the hills for winter picture taking but it’s being TOO icy out there. I’ve skipped to Josh’s pov. This phone conversation is happening at the same time roughly as Brendan talking to his ex. Cassia is Josh’s ghost hunting partner and best friend (and yes a little long again.)

“I think I hate you right now.”

“Awww, and yeah you really should. It was amazing, Cass! Poltergeist like tantrums, good audio clips, shadow forms. A freaked out author.” Josh taunted her good-naturedly as he tried to pet both Worf and K’ehleyr at the same time. “Hang on, I have to put you on speaker so I can set the phone down.”

“Their furry majesties demanding all of you again?”

“Always and forever. I hope it’s that active when you can join us. He’s thrilled by the way to have us taking him out investigating.”

“You have no idea how excited I am to meet him!”

Josh snorted then grunted as Worf planted a paw right in his crotch. He swore cats could put all their weight on one paw then triple the force right where they knew it would cause the most discomfort. “I absolutely do.”

“I’m shocked you restrained yourself from helping him check for ticks.” Cass laughed into the phone.

“Hardest moment of the day!” Almost in more ways than one. He couldn’t allow himself to get too worked up about how freaking hot Brendan was. Think about that dumb beard or something. Yeah, not helping. He’d live to regret doing the right thing.

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Yikes this week got away from me, mostly doing edits on my SF novella that should be coming out soonish (I’m not quite sure when yet).

I’m prepping for snowmageddon and the upcoming Yeti invasion. Honestly I am a tad worried. My apartment is all electric and it’s raining. That usually equates to broken lines and since I live in the middle of nowhere we’re NOT a priority for getting it fixed. The real worry is it going down to well below freezing tonight. Ah well, I’ll have a ton of prepared food if nothing else.

I was GOING to go hiking in those haunted hills this long weekend but not with the weather like this. I wanted to see the waterfall frozen but I’m betting next weekend it’ll still be frozen and there won’t be inches of fresh ice everywhere I need to put my feet.

More of These Haunted Hills. It’s way more than six lines but I wanted to finish this scene and move on so…

“I heard a fox last night.”

“Really? Do you know what a fox sounds like?”

“Hell no. I thought it was monster. Nearly crapped myself then too but I recorded it. Josh knew what the sounds were. He studies foxes.”

“You didn’t tell him you thought it was a monster did you?”

“No! He laughed anyhow.” His cheeks burned anew. “Then he got all excited which led to the unfortunate need to check our bodies for ticks. I didn’t see any on me but I swear I still feel them crawling.” He shuddered.

“Did you check each other? You said he was cute.”

“How awkward would that have been? Hey we’ve only known each other for a day but do you mind checking my ass for fucking hideous parasites?”

Kristen started laughing. It took her a good thirty seconds to calm down. “Okay but seriously did you ask?”

“No!” But he’d been so tempted. From the way Joshua’s jeans fit, he could see he had a fine ass. That desire stirred up things inside him, none of them good. If this continued maybe he did need to call Dr. Potter and sort himself out. The guilt started to rise again. He could almost hear Kristen saying Connor wouldn’t want them to be alone and miserable their whole lives. Connor loved them. He always wilted some when his parents were visibly hurting. He’d known Joshua for only a couple handfuls of hours so he needed to take stock of the things roiling in his mind. Lust was a bitch.

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!