The Making Of Us - Being Out #RainbowSnippets #LGBTQIA

Brief explanation:
I’ve switched back to snipping from The Making Of Us for a couple of weeks, as the book is out on Tuesday June 20th. :)

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You can read previous snippets here.

The Making Of Us is first-person, told from Jesse’s perspective. ‘Sarah’ (referred to in this snippet) is the uni LGBT+ society president. I’ve edited to keep it free of major spoilers.

Here’s the snippet:
“That’s what I meant before,” Leigh said. “You’re not what Sarah thinks queer looks like.”

“That’s ridiculous.” I meant Sarah’s attitude, not what Leigh was saying, because now they’d spelled it out for me, I could see for myself. “I’m too introverted for this,” I joked. Kind of joked. I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life sharing personal information with strangers who didn’t need to know.

“Yep.” Leigh turned in their seat, hooking their legs over one of mine, and studied me intently for a minute or so, then said, “If you don’t want to do this, I’ll understand.”

“Don’t want to do…what?”

“I mean, if you want to keep us low-key so you get less hassle.”

“Leigh…” I was literally stunned to silence, within which my anger grew and grew, until it was too big to contain. I slid away from Leigh and heard their feet thud against the floor as I got up.

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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


  1. I think Leigh means well, but oh dear...

  2. Blargh, yes. Even though I get why it happens, it still makes me so mad. And I'm with Jesse on the half-joking about being too introverted.

    1. Yep - it's in there with the 'what queer looks like', isn't it? 'Out and proud' translates into 'extrovert'. Or that's how it sometimes seems to me.

  3. Love this book. So love this book

  4. Oh, dear. Nothing worse than an angry introvert... Close the blast doors.

  5. Oh dear, I hope they don't fall out over it.

  6. Anonymous8:54 pm

    We're on some shaky ground here.


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