Rainbow Snippets 10 6 18 – Kinsey Scale Boys Get Friendly

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Hello All, welcome to Rainbow Snippets and happy Fall! It’s finally getting cool and rainy here in Oregon and the leaves are turning. I grew up in Northern Virginia, where The Kinsey Scale is set, so I know from fall leaves!

The last snippet took place at the beginning of the university school year, when Eric was still upset that he was being made to room with Will. It’s October now and Eric and Will have gotten a lot closer. This snippet shows an impromptu trip to Skyline Drive in Virginia, which is famous for its beautiful fall foliage. Enjoy!


An hour and much disco singing later, they reached Thornton Gap and the entrance to Skyline Drive. The trees, with their red, gold, and orange leaves, made a colorful tapestry above the Shenandoah Valley below. They got out and contemplated the vista in silence. A blue, cloudless sky housed the bright sun, and a hint of fall chill lent a crispness to the air.

“Okay,” Will eventually said. “You’re right. Virginia leaves beat Georgia leaves.”

“Yesss.” Eric pumped his fist and then gazed around, soaking up more of the beauty.

Life is good for Eric Brown. He’s a senior theater major, an RA for a freshman dorm, and has a great circle of friends. Single since sophomore year, Eric isn’t looking for love. But then Will Butler—fellow senior, co-RA, and the cutest guy Eric’s ever seen—walks into his dorm. Will has a girlfriend he sees off campus—a minor disappointment that becomes a major problem when a housing shortage causes Will and Eric to become roommates, and Eric is forced to witness Will’s hotness day in and day out. For protection, Eric asks Jerry, his ex-boyfriend, to pretend they’re still together. Jerry warns him it’s a stupid idea, but he reluctantly agrees.

Too bad it won’t save Eric from losing his heart.

Will Butler has never believed in himself. His dysfunctional family saw to that. Although Will has loved music since childhood, he’s never seriously considered pursuing it, and the person he’s dating doesn’t encourage him. Then he and Eric Brown become roommates, and everything changes. Eric believes in Will and his talent. He’s also gorgeous and playful and fast becoming Will’s best friend. And that’s not good, because Will is hiding some big things, not only from Eric, but from himself.




  1. Hahaha…I love that these guys were having a debate about whose leaves were prettier!

  2. And Pennsylvania leaves beat both of them! (Although so far there’s been very little change in color this year, and it was 80F today and will be for the next two days. I want fall!)


    Love the snippet.

  3. Such a beautiful setting!

  4. Nice scene setting.

  5. Oh definitely! I grew up in West Virginia, the leaves are gorgeous

  6. Nice setting, but Tennessee Appalachian fall leaves have them both beat. (flashes a brash grin) Nice snippet.

  7. Love the description of the trees (love autumn settings)

  8. Gorgeous description 🙂

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