Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Making Of Us - Getting High #RainbowSnippets #LGBTQIA

Brief explanation:
Another snippet from The Making Of Us. You can read the others here.

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 and Leigh, who first appeared in Taking Him On (Book Two), which is Noah and Matty’s story.

The Making Of Us is first-person, told from Jesse’s perspective.

In the snippet below, Leigh has taken Jesse to see a friend perform at an open-mic night. Sorry it’s eight sentences, not six. :( It needed the last paragraph for a sense of context.

Here’s the snippet:
Once I was settled in the corner, Leigh slid—more scooted—along the seat, and I got a waft of that citrusy smell again. I switched to breathing through my nose, getting high on the mix of that smell, the dizziness of slightly hyperventilating and Leigh being just a few inches away. They giggled, and I shrugged to ask why.

“I can’t reach the floor.”

I peered under the table as Leigh kicked their legs like a kid on a dining chair. I hadn’t noticed, but the bench was high enough that my knees weren’t bent up the way they usually were.

“Piss poor ergonomics,” Leigh said—engineering speak. “Must’ve been someone your height designed these.”

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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

14 comments:

  1. Short people problems... Totally relatable.

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    1. LOL. I'm 'average height' but I have short legs, so yeah... personal experience. :)

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  2. Grr. Hate it when people design/fit stuff that only works for people like them. But great snippet! :)

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    1. Thanks. :) The worst is the high barstools with a foot rest that's designed for someone with legs up to their neck!

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  3. I love how visual this scene is!

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  4. ROFL! I can relate. Spouse is around 6 ft, and I'm only 5'4". I think he & I may have had this exact conversation at some point.

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    1. LOL. The world is definitely designed for taller people.

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  5. Amazing sensory use of smell in this snippet, allowing it bring the scene an extra dimension and level!

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  6. Very nice sensory description. People have that conversation with me (I'm tall and I bought furniture that doesn't have my knees up around my ears).

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    1. Thanks. :) I think that's very reasonable - to have furniture that's the right size for you. If I come visiting, I'll be sure to bring a stool to hop up. ;) (I'm not that short, really...)

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  7. Nice snippet, I liked the use of scent, it's not that often that sense is used.

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