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Rainbow Snippet – 09.04.16

Sunday, Maybe Monday

Rainbow Snippet time! 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.

Today’s snippet is a little something from a short/novella I’m working on at the moment. One day, I’ll write a character that isn’t broken…honest.


What really caught Adam’s eye though, were the deep purple and green bruises on Jordan’s forearm. Jordan quickly stowed his coat on the hook where his backpack was already hanging, hurrying to roll down his cuffs to hide the marks. He buttoned them at the wrists, as he turned.

“You want some ice for that?”

Jordan looked up, startled. But finding Adam’s face neutral, without blame or pity, he swallowed hard, and shook his head. “They…they don’t hurt or anything.”

Adam shrugged and went back to unpacking, laying trays of tomatoes on the countertop side-by-side, feeling strangely proud of the way he was able to act like Jordan’s injuries were nothing, when, inside, he was boiling with vengeful rage.

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  1. Sounds like an angsty read! 🙂

    1. Alex says:

      I love the way you say that with a smiley : ) Yup, it’s definitely going that way…again. But deep love and HEAs should prevail : ) x

  2. Jana Denardo says:

    There is a very interesting emotional dynamic here.

    1. Alex says:

      I really wanted to try something where the two characters don’t really say much to each other but still have a deep connection…don’t know if I can pull it off but we’ll see, I guess : ) x

  3. Poor Jordan. I hope he’ll be able to confide in Adam, or someone who can help him.

    1. Alex says:

      Adam has personal experience of what Jordan is going through. Together they can work it out. Might be a bit sad though…again x

  4. I don’t mind angsty/sad. This is the kind of thing I like to read because the HEA/HFN is usually that much sweeter. I really feel for Jordan here.

  5. Alexa Milne says:

    I love an angsty read. I can’t help myself either.

  6. Sounds great and if it’s angsty, even better!

  7. A very worrying moment, but I like how very careful Adam is not to be do anything to scare Jordan.

  8. I’m glad Jordan has Adam in his life! Angst FTW.

  9. Love this snippet — especially the last paragraph. I’m looking forward to seeing more of these characters and their relationship.

  10. Ah Jordan, what are you hiding? 🙁

  11. i love agadir, make sure you get some seafood in the marina area, and go to les blancs on the beach for amazing food day and night!! ahhh i miss morocco. love your dream catchersjanuary, x

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