Saturday, March 04, 2017

The Making Of Us - The Friend Zone #RainbowSnippets #LGBTQIA

Brief explanation:
Another snippet from The Making Of Us. Progress is slow, but I'm making some, at least.

The Making Of Us is the fourth book in the Checking Him Out series, but it’s a stand-alone story about friendship, love and romance—LGBTQIA, with the emphasis on the B, Q and I.

The main characters are Jesse (Noah’s best friend) and Leigh (Noah and Matty’s new housemate). The story is first-person, from Jesse’s perspective.

Here’s the snippet:
All through school, people had told me I was a good friend. By ‘people’, I mean ‘girls’, and by ‘good friend’, they meant ‘not boyfriend material’. I didn’t really mind that much. The number of mates I had who hit on girls just because they could, it made me feel a bit sleazy on their behalf. They liked the girl, sure, and I don’t think—I hope they didn’t—force themselves on anyone, but they’d go too far, too quickly and without getting to know each other.

I don’t know, maybe spending my teens perpetually ‘in the friend zone’ coloured my perspective, but getting to know someone before you jumped their bones seemed like the way to go to me.

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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

8 comments:

  1. Nice bit of character development that makes me like Jesse a lot.

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  2. I love your explanation for why Jesse prefers the friends-first approach. Very sweet.

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    1. Seems the way to go (I may be biased).

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  3. Aww, Jesse sounds lovely :)

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    1. Thanks, Louise. He is - I hope I can write him right. :)

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  4. Sounds like a good way to go to me, too.

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