Rainbow Snippets – 18.06.16


Blummin’ ‘eck, Rainbow Snippet time already! If you’re new to Rainbow Snippets, it’s a Facebook group where authors of LGBTQ fiction post a six-sentence snippet of a WIP, a published story, or a recommendation, every weekend. You can see all the snippets here.

This week, a few lines from the first draft of Returning Home, the follow up to Home Is Where You Are. The boys are getting ready for dinner.


Caleb sighed and rubbed at his beard. “Is it ridiculous that I’m worrying I’ve forgotten which fork to use? I remember there being more than one but not for what purpose.”

Jacob balled up his shirt and threw it on the bed. He stepped forward and took hold of Caleb’s hand. Placing it flat on his bare, taut stomach, Jacob guided Caleb’s touch up the trail of pale hair that ran from his crotch to his broad chest, then up to his neck. As Caleb wrapped his fingers around Jacob’s throat, licking his lips and shuddering out a breath as he did so, Jacob asked, “You were saying something about forks?”

Caleb shook his head and sighed. “It doesn’t matter.” He tightened his grip and pulled Jacob up to kiss him. “I’ll just eat with my fingers.”

9 Responses to Rainbow Snippets – 18.06.16
  1. Cheryl Headford Reply

    I want someone like him. It takes real sex appeal to make someone forget which for to use. Lovely snippet. Really gets home the closeness between the two

    • Alex

      Alex Reply

      Thank you, Hun : ) And Yes, I think we could all do with a Jacob…or indeed a Caleb. They’ve been together almost four years by this point so it’s nice to write an established but still passionate relationship. Hopefully, I can pull it off : ) x

  2. Heloise West Reply

    Great last line 😀

    • Alex

      Alex Reply

      : ) Thanks, Hun x

  3. AM Leibowitz Reply

    These two have some great chemistry!

    • Alex

      Alex Reply

      Thank you! It’s really nice getting back to writing them again : ) x

  4. Jana Denardo Reply

    This was fun,, great last line.

  5. K.S. Trenten Reply


  6. P.T. Wyant Reply

    Love the last line! (And I don’t think he’s thinking about “forks” right now…)

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