Rainbow Snippets Dec 18 2016 Winter Solstice Story

Hello there, Snippeteers! Ready for another round of Rainbow Snippets? Rainbow Snippets is an awesome FB group of authors and bloggers who post snippets from LGBTQ works every weekend. Catch up with all the snippets here: Rainbow Snippets. I thought a snippet from my winter solstice story would be fitting today, as the days get shorter and the darkness grows longer. My solstice story is one I wrote sitting in bed one dark December evening in...

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Rooftop Kisses and Moonlight Wishes — A Winter Solstice Story

Rooftop Kisses and Moonlight Wishes – A Winter Solstice Story Nick pushed open the door to the rooftop of Tay’s LA apartment building, juggling a blanket, a bottle of red wine, and his guitar. Tired from another week of retail sales, with only four more days until Christmas, he wondered why he’d accepted Tay’s invitation to ring in the winter solstice by watching the lunar eclipse. Only Tay…. It was a thought he’d had many times since they’d...

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Stepping Through Short Story

Stepping Through Short Story

Cameron Wheeler’s life is all mapped out: he’ll finish business school, return home to Vermont, get a job, and marry his high-school girlfriend. He’s packed away what he really wants—a career as a musician—because he knows it’s never going to happen. But Cameron’s well-planned life is turned upside down when he walks into a musty jewelry shop in LA and meets the mysterious Apollo, who tells him to “follow his soul, not his past.” ...

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Stepping Through, Writer’s Block, and Filling My Creative Well

My short story, Stepping Through, is going to be released on August 20th. This story is unlike anything else I’ve written, and is special in many ways. I feel like it emerged directly from my soul. I had been going through a long period of writer’s block. All my ideas dried up. I didn’t care about my characters. I doubted my purpose as a writer and didn’t write anything for months. Not writing wasn’t the solution, though, because I was...

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