Rainbow Snippets, December 22 – 23, 2018

In the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group, readers, writers, and bloggers share short (six sentences) snippets of their LGBTQIA+ fiction or book recs each weekend. This week, our mini-theme is “getting ready for the holidays.” In The Probability of Mistletoe, Keith Trainor’s holiday preparation agenda includes one thing: convincing Parker Mulvaney to agree to become his business partner–and if he wants to be honest with himself, a partner in more than business.

Keith should have gotten a new jacket before he left San Jose, one with sleeves that actually covered his bony wrists. He should have gotten a haircut. He should have arranged to meet Parker somewhere other than a reunion, for Chrissake—and a holiday-themed reunion at that.

The probability of mistletoe at holiday parties was so high as to be certain, and statistically, the intersection of Keith, Parker, and mistletoe, was a giant Venn diagram of disaster. That last mistletoe encounter had killed his dreams of being with Parker. This time the dream was so much bigger. His future—everything he’d worked for since he graduated—depended on convincing Parker to accept Keith’s offer.

I just hope the offer is big enough to compensate for past awkwardness and… well… me.

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