Saturday, January 14, 2017

Reunions - George reflects #RainbowSnippets #LGBTQ

Reunions: the never-ending WIP. Sigh. Today, the word count stands at 173,100. It’s a mess, still not finished, but I do believe it’s getting there. That said, trying to find six sentences that make sense in isolation is getting a bit tricky.

Brief explanation:
George is thinking back to the verbal bullying he went through in high school.

Here's the snippet:
Of course it bothered him. He hated being gay first, everything else second. It was what he’d always loved about Josh; he wasn’t ‘gay George’ or ‘star footballer George’. To Josh, he was ‘just George’, and when Josh had taken on Suzie Tyler, it hadn’t been only for George’s sake. He’d given her hell on Shaunna’s behalf, and Kris’s, and Rob’s—the list was endless.

You make me brave.

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Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).

In this group you'll find anything from romance and historical fiction to mystery and YA. The common thread is that every story's main character identifies as LGBTQ+. The snippets could range from zero flames to full-on sexytimes, anything goes content-wise. The only rule is snippets will be 6 sentences long–one for each color in the Pride flag.

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Thanks for reading,
Deb x

18 comments:

  1. Is George okay? This seems reflective in a sort of sad way. Or something, but it's...off? Like he's about to do or experience something he'd rather not.

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    1. Yeah, he's OK. :) The situation is, um, well, a tricky one. I think it might make you swear.

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    2. I will prepare some creative ones for the occasion. This doesn't sound good!

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  2. Josh sounds like a great friend. I hope for George's sake that Josh is still there for him.

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    1. He is an amazing friend, although a quirky one. :)

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  3. Poor George. I'm glad he has such a good friend in Josh.

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    1. Me too! And vice versa – Josh needs George just as much.

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  4. I like Josh. (I haven't met Josh, but I like him!)

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    1. I'm highly biased, but you should definitely meet him. :) (Full disclosure: I've read other books in the series.)

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    2. He's...interesting. :) I'm delighted you like him, PT.

      And you know how I feel, AM, LOL.

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  5. I like Josh and that last line too!

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  6. Josh sounds like a great guy. We all need someone to make us brave

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  7. Sounds like Josh is a very good friend to George.

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