Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Making of Us #RainbowSnippets #LGBT #TransAwarenessWeek


I haven’t posted to Rainbow Snippets in such a long time—busy life, in short—but I decided to join in today to celebrate Trans Awareness Week. I’ll be honest: there are very few trans characters in my stories, and for no good reason, but I’ve become aware of it over the past couple of years, and I’m working on changing that. :)

Anyway, here’s a snippet from The Making of Us featuring Jazz—one of the officers of (MC) Jesse’s university’s LGBT+ society.

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Most of the members identified as gay or lesbian; there were a couple of trans students—Jazz being the only one I knew well, because we’d been at Weight Watchers together the previous year. I’d lost six kilos, and I was pretty sure I’d put them all back on again in a matter of weeks. Jazz had lost around twenty kilos and kept the weight off, and she looked amazing. Well, she’d looked amazing before, but now, she was more confident and less self-conscious, and she got to wear clothes that accentuated her curves. Tonight, she was wearing a floor-length dress—red or purple, I thought—with a low back and a fair bit of cleavage on display. With her heels, she wasn’t far off my height.
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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. Ah, I always wanted to know more about Jazz. :) I love this bit.

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  2. Great description of her

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  3. Jazz is a great new character!!!! More please!

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  4. Great description! I love the name Jazz! (heart)

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  5. Loved this! Sexy dress. :D

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  6. Lovely description! <3

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  7. Great snippet. I loved this book :)

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  8. Hello, Jazz. That's quite a description of her, and a good look at how weight loss can boost one's self confidence. (wish that part wasn't true in this world, but it is) The Making of Us is on my TBR list just so you know. I look forward to it.

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  9. Great description -- love the details about the weight.

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