Rainbow Snippets – 6.12.15


I joined a new Facebook group, Rainbow Snippets, where authors can post a six sentence snippet of an existing work or wip or whatever, every weekend.

Turns out it’s blummin’ hard to pick something! It appears I write in phrases that are seven sentences long…which is interesting.

Today’s snippet is from Stumble Forward, which I’m still in the process of editing.


Jack looked up at him, eyes soft and watery, his mouth moving like he wanted to say something but couldn’t find the words. Alec sat carefully on the bed next to him, peeled the fingers off his skin, and held Jack’s big hand between his two.

Jack looked like he might cry and when he spoke his voice was cracked and broken with tears. “I’m sorry. Don’t hate me…I’m so sorry.”

The tone of his words hit Alec in the chest, as real as a fist but he smiled softly, squeezed Jack’s hand and laid it on his bare chest, pulling the sheet up to cover it and whispered, “I don’t, and I know you are. I’m sorry too.” But Jack’s breath was already rasping into a snore, or at least verging on one, and the apology never reached him.

10 Responses to Rainbow Snippets – 6.12.15
  1. Charley Descoteaux Reply

    Why is he apologizing!? I hope you’ll give us a hint next week. 🙂

    Welcome to Rainbow Snippets! <3

    • Alex

      Alex Reply

      Oh, poor Jason. This is the first time he and Alec meet, and its not exactly under the best circumstances…don’t want to give too much away : )

      Hopefully, I’ll get some writing done next week so I can post something!

      Thank you so much for having me, and for the gorgeous artwork too! xx

  2. Elin Reply

    Cool 😀 relationship conflict is what makes the romance wheels go round. Good luck with your WIP.

    • Alex

      Alex Reply

      I think I may have overdone the conflict in this one…I feel bad for the boys! Thank you! I’m hoping it will be finished by the end of the month : )

  3. Jana Denardo Reply

    Intriguing bittersweet snippet

    • Alex

      Alex Reply

      I think this sets the tone for the whole story…with a happy ending of course : ) Thank you for the comment.

  4. P.T. Wyant Reply

    Touching snippet. My first thought was that Jason was dying (and apologizing for it) but now I’m not so sure, so am really intrigued.

    (And you’re right — it’s really hard to decide on what snippets to post.)

    • Alex

      Alex Reply

      Thank you! This is quite early on in the story so nothing quite as dramatic as that. Not yet, anyway : )

      (I thought it would be a pice of cake. but it literally took me all day to choose : )

  5. Dianne Hartsock Reply

    I’m so curious what they’re apologizing for! I already care about these two. Great snippet.

    • Alex

      Alex Reply

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment. I think the person who apologized most when I was writing this was me! I feel so bad for putting these sweet boys through the wringer. Hopefully the rest of the story turns out just as well : )

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