Sep. 2nd, 2017

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I've settled into this semester's new swing and can relax a little now that I've heard from my Texan friends (all of whom have been very lucky). So now I hope I can get myself writing more. I'm noodling with Chuck Wendig's flash fic challenge this week and of course, I'm getting back to These Haunted Hills.

I'll be sharing more of that today. I'm glad that Brendan's still close relationship with his ex seems to be working for people. I was a bit surprised that enjoying Stephen King's books equated to being morbid by nature which is definitely not what I'm going for so I'll have to think on that, so thank you.

For today's snippet I'm skipping to the end of their conversation (you'll miss her teasing him about getting Josh to do a tick exam). It's a few lines over to complete the passage but I think I'll be forgiven for that.

But seriously I’m glad you’re out there working again, Brendan. I know how hard it’s been for you to take that step.”

He said nothing. Kirsten knew too well, her heart broken for him.

“I worried though when you said you were going to a cabin in the middle of nowhere.”

“The hotel is in the woods. I know what you’re thinking but you don’t have to worry.” Last night that would have been a lie, maybe it still was, but after meeting Josh, he honestly felt the mountain roll off his chest. The old familiar energy he used to feel when writing ebbed back in through the cracks in his armor.

If you'd like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It's been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It's been a great supportive group!
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Where have you been this week? I'm reading multiple books to finish up a reading challenge (not like I don't have months left but that's how my brain works)

I'm in New York City with Echoes in Death (near future mystery) by J.D. Robb.

And in London/Hogwarts with a reread of Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone (illustrated version) by J.K. Rowling

Not to mention in Prydain in Lloyd Alexander's The Book of Three, also a reread but it's been so long I barely remember it other than how much I loved this as a child.

and lastly an unnamed world in The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill.

It's a varied trip this week.


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