Rainbow Snippets, January 19 – 20, 2019
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 weekend, the Snippeteers were inspired by the snow storms hitting many parts of the country. However, I’m, er, not one of those affected. Since most of my published books are set either in Oregon or in an imaginary universe, I’ve never dealt with snow on the page. So instead, I’ll offer a snippet from Mystic Man, which is set in Connecticut–and while I know for a fact that Connecticut endures snowfall (I spent three years in New Haven as a grad student), this book takes place in autumn, not winter. 🙂
In this snippet, Aaron has just gotten the news that his condo in Southern California has sold–and he has no way back from his impulsive decision to hop coasts.
Aaron wrenched his attention from all the cues that screamed he wasn’t in Kansas—or rather Southern California—anymore and focused on the man who’d just spoken.
The beautiful, smiling, young man. For a moment, Aaron was flattered that he’d attracted the attention of someone this appealing, but then he noted the period costume and the Mystic Seaport badge. He’s part of the experience. It’s his job to help clueless, panic-stricken tourists.
“I’m homeless,” he blurted, then winced. “I’m sorry. That’s not what I meant.” He backed up a step. “I’ll just be going now.”