Rainbow Snippets 4/1/17 – Shipwrecked

Hello again, one and all!

This’ll be my last week sharing from Shipwrecked. Camp NaNoWriMo started yesterday and as such I am starting on a new novel. I’m excited about it. I’ve already written a few thousand words, and it is going well. I’m not sure how the plot is going to shake out, but I like the characters, and as a character-driven writer, that’s very important to me.

Anyway, here’s my snippet for the week, picking up right after last week’s. I’ll just leave you guys with blue balls, since I’ve been teasing my way up towards a sex scene for the past few Saturdays and next week I’m switching to a new story. Hehe. Sorrynotsorry.




Thick black curls covered a strong, tan chest, trailing down a flat belly to disappear into the top of his trousers. I’d heard somewhere that if you weren’t sure if you were awake or dreaming that you should pinch yourself. If you feel pain, you’re awake.

I gave my left hand a sharp pinch. It hurt. Belmont glanced at my hand and then met my eyes, questioning me without words.

“I had to make sure I’m not dreaming, sir.”

“Is this something you would dream of?”




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Rainbow Snippets 3/25/17 – Shipwrecked

Hi everyone! I hope the weather is as nice where you are as it is here. I think we’re FINALLY, REALLY, ACTUALLY GETTING SPRING. I bought seed starter trays and seeds and potting soil yesterday. I am ready.

I have lots going on today. I’m going to the zoo with my stepmom to do an “animal encounter”–pretty sure we’re going to pet an otter. I’m psyched.

Then I’m dying my hair purple. Pics will be on Twitter and Facebook (unless I butcher it, then Twitter and FB will be full of “OH GOD I RUINED IT” posts)

This snippet is picking up immediately after last week’s. Morgan followed Captain Belmont to his cabin, where the captain asked, “Do you want something from me?”




“N-no sir.”

“Are you sure?” He took off his hat and set it aside.

“Y-yes sir.”

Belmont smiled. I don’t think I had seen him smile even once, even briefly, in the week I’d been on board. “Watching you work has made me want something from you, though, Morgan.”

“It has?”

He nodded, a smirk still on his face, and pulled his shirt over his head.




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Rainbow Snippets – 3/18/17 – Shipwrecked

Hi everyone! How is everyone doing? I’m not bad. Glad it’s the weekend and ready for warmer weather…

I finished a first draft of this story earlier this week. It ended up being just barely over 6,000 words. It’ll probably get a bit longer after I revise it, but most of the publishers I’ve looked at don’t want anything this short unless it’s for a themed anthology, and I’m not finding any calls for submission that this story would fit. So I’m not sure what to do with it. I could put it up on my blog here, I could self-pub on Amazon I suppose? If anyone has suggestions, I’ll take ’em.

Anyway, this snippet follows right after last week’s. Morgan (POV character) has followed the captain to his cabin. Enjoy. 😉




“What can I do for you, sir?”

“I actually brought you here to see what I can do for you, Morgan.”

“Sir?”

“You spend an awful lot of time looking at me, don’t you? I’m beginning to feel that you have some desire which I am not fulfilling.”

Oh God, he’d noticed.




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Rainbow Snippets – 3/11/17 – New Story

Hello hello! How is everyone doing this fine Rainbow Snippets Saturday?

I’ve started a new short story! A first draft of Jigs and Reels is complete and I’m letting it simmer while I write a first draft of this new story. The plan is basically to just keep leapfrogging stories through writing/editing phases. Write the first one, let it simmer, write a second, edit the first, send it out, write a third, edit the second, send it out, etc… And at some point I need to start editing the novel draft I wrote during NaNoWriMo last November… Ugh, what’s the saying? Got my fingers in too many pots? Too many jars? I don’t know.

Anyway, this new story is something different for me. It’s a historical setting with most of the story taking place on a privateer’s vessel in the 1600s? ish? It’s not going exactly as planned… I came up with the idea around Halloween. I wanted it to be a suspense thing, but of course I am incapable of writing anything that doesn’t involve two men loving each other, so it’s a suspense…. romance… with pirates…? But the “suspense” aspect is difficult for me. I don’t write horror or thrillers or psychological stuff so it’ll need some work. But yay trying new things!

ANYWHO, THE SNIPPET. The POV character is named Morgan. He’s been on the captain’s ship for just under a week. Working title is Shipwrecked.




The captain left the helm and came down the stairs towards me. He wore no shoes—most of us wore no shoes—and his trousers had been rolled up to expose most of his lower leg. Tanned, muscular lower leg with thick black hair. I tried not to stare. There was no privacy at sea and I did not fancy the idea of satisfying my desires tonight in my hammock, surrounded by the rest of the crew.

“Come with me.”




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!). Visit the group for links to more snippets from LGBT works! While you’re over there, shoot me a friend request!