Saturday, March 5, 2016

It's Rainbow Snippet Time!


I recently joined the Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook. From their description: "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!)." Pretty cool, eh?

So here's my first contribution to the group. Six sentences from ’Til Death Do Us Part, my novel coming in April to JMS Books (More details on that, later). This snippet is from Chapter 1:

Whatever was going to happen was going to happen. There wasn’t anything I could do to change it, so I went back to thinking of Sam in an attempt to remain composed. I figured my odds of survival were no longer as completely non-existent as they’d been minutes ago, but they were still stacked against me, and dammit, I was going to die with dignity.

I mentally reviewed my life with Sam and renewed my sad attempts at telepathy, sending out apologies for things I regretted and would likely never be able to correct or tell him in person. I sent out more declarations of love, and I thought again about how Sam had been looking over my shoulder when I’d made my seat selection and had pointed out the seat I now found myself sitting in. It occurred to me that it was possible in these unique circumstances that his phobia would actually save my life.

When Henry and Sam face an accidental estrangement, and Henry is assumed dead, can their love endure the trials of one’s fight for survival and the other’s new love interest? 

#RainbowSnippets

23 comments:

  1. Nice one. I'm guessing there is a disaster about to happen. A bit scared, but intrigued.

    Dawn

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  2. I sense an "uh oh" in the making. I want to know what's about to happen, but I don't want whatever it is to happen.

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  3. "Uh oh" just about sums it up.
    "but I don't want whatever it is to happen." -- Oh, but then there wouldn't be a story! ;-)

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  4. This works very well.I'm feeling apprehensive now.

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  5. Poor Henry. Now I want to know about that phobia and how it saved his life. (and welcome aboard)

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  6. Thank you! Henry's feeling rather apprehensive himself.

    (BTW, Jackie, I've been trying to comment on your snippet today for a while now. but keep getting an error message. Odd since I've been commenting on other posts on WordPress, but yours was the first where I tried to log in via Facebook, and now I can't even do it by simply filling in the blanks. "Forbidden -- You don't have permission to access /wp-comments-post.php on this server. Apache Server at www.jackiekeswick.co.uk Port 80." Alas, I'll try again later after a reboot or something.)

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  7. Yes, poor Henry, indeed. He has no idea yet what he's about to face!

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  8. I feel so foreshadowed right now :)

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  9. Ha! Elin, yes, Chapter 1 pretty much sets the scene for the story.

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  10. I've really been drawn into this and want to know what's happening!

    Oh, and welcome to Rainbow Snippets!

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  11. Thank you! Per the contract I can post up to the Prologue and Chapter 1. I plan to do that soon, and it will clear up a few questions. I'm waiting for cover art to go with it. :-)

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  12. That's quite a nerve-wracking read. Poor Henry.

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  13. Yes, poor Henry has no idea of the ordeal he's about to face.

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  14. Cool snippet, thanks for posting. Welcome to the group! <3

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  15. Intriguing! Tense and dangerous snippet. You have me wondering what's coming next.

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  16. Thanks, Charley :-)

    Dianne, maybe next weeks snippet will answer that question ;-)

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  17. I'm dreading what's going to happen next to Henry!

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  18. Ah, well you no longer need to wait to find out. I posted a longer excerpt earlier today that answers the question of what happens to Henry, at least in the short term. :-)

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