Rainbow Snippets, November 17-18, 2018
My friend Charlie Descoteaux/Charli Coty started the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group to allow readers, writers, and bloggers to share short (six sentences) snippets of their LGBTQIA+ fiction or book recs each weekend. I’ve belonged to the group for a few years, but until now I’ve only lurked. With US Thanksgiving less than a week away, though, I’m taking the plunge and posting a snippet from my Thanksgiving-themed contemporary M/M romance, Clickbait.
In this scene, Thanksgiving-averse Gideon has pushed his own phobia aside and fully immersed himself in a Thanksgiving celebration for the benefit of his new boyfriend’s family.
This could work: Him. Alex. Thanksgiving.
See? He could believe in a relationship. He could acknowledge the dreaded holiday, even participate in the pomp and food hoopla.
Maybe what it took to lay the curse of hideous Thanksgivings past to rest was orchestrating a totally awesome one in the present, with superlative trimmings, including a loving family and a superhot boyfriend.
Gideon hummed the theme from Mission: Impossible and bent over to collect his prepared garnishes from the refrigerator crisper drawer. He stood up and bumped into a wall of warm, solid muscle again. Mmm. Another return engagement by the superhot boyfriend in question. Excellent.