Saturday, January 28, 2017

Reunions - Josh reflects #RainbowSnippets #LGBTQ

Reunions: I really am beginning to wonder if it will ever be finished. Current word count: 195,000.

Brief explanation:
My last couple of Rainbow Snippets have been George’s reflections on his and Josh’s relationship, so this time, I’ve gone with (one of) Josh’s (many) reflections. Note: if you’re reading the Hiding Behind The Couch series from the beginning, this contains a spoiler for anything before The Harder They Fall (Season Three) (Reunions is Season Seven).

Here’s the snippet:
We’re together. Josh laughed a little and shivered. These days, it felt as if they’d never been apart, but then, this was the calm after the storm: a week of hypomania, dip into hell bypassed. He felt happy and at peace, and he had the house to himself, which meant he could finally get on with his research.

Josh had wanted to use his heightened cognitions to escalate his investigation, but George had made him promise not to. It wasn’t George being mean or bossy; for as much as Josh revelled in the way his mind worked when hypomanic, once it had passed, he understood the danger of embracing it.

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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

10 comments:

  1. Oh, Josh. :)

    It sometimes seems like Josh observes the world but fails to see that the others are looking out for him, too. Nice to see him acknowledge it here.

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    1. LOL.

      Yes, you're right about that. Josh is almost always oblivious to how others see and feel about him, but he may well be about to get a wake-up call.

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    2. Oh, boy. Well, that could go any direction.

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    3. *nods* Nearly there...

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  2. That's a very interesting snippet.

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  3. Intriguing snippet.

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  4. Great snippet. And "wow" - 195K? I can't wait to read this.

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  5. 195K? Wow!
    It was nice to get Josh's perspective this time. Lovely snip. :-)

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