Hello, Snippetteers! Welcome to another weekend of great snippets. Check out the Rainbow Snippets group for a wide variety of teasers from LGBTQI stories. Authors posts links to 6-line snips from WIPs, published works, or recommendations.
This week I have another snippet from my upcoming taboo story, Separation. I’ve now written the blurb as well, see below.
Matthew Langford is told on his twenty-first birthday that he has a twin. After the initial shock, he quickly realizes this is why he always felt part of him was missing. His search takes him 200 miles to Devon, UK, where he meets fraternal twin, Tremaine Wheal.
The pair discover many things in common, and quickly become as close as if they’d never been separated. But when they share a moment in a nightclub, each realizes there is more between them than having shared a womb. Panic sets in and they part. Once again their separation brings loneliness and pain.
Eventually, unable to stay away from each other, they tentatively move forward together as lovers. But secrets don’t stay secret for long, and discovery and questions threaten their happiness.
This is a taboo story featuring twins.
Last week, Matthew and Tremaine had just met and didn’t know what to say to each other. In this week’s snippet, they share coffee and cake, and Tremaine tells Matthew about their father. Matthew is the first speaker.
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“My dad owns a courier company. He started up with one van before they got me, and it grew over the years.”
“Mine was a builder. He, um, he had cancer. Smoked and drank himself to death.”
“I’m sorry. He was my dad too. My real one. Can you tell me about him?”
Tremaine shoveled a large forkful of cake into his mouth and washed it down with coffee before speaking again. “He never got over Mum dying. And having to give you up. I didn’t find out about the last part until he told me he had less than six months to live. The guilt had been eating him up for eighteen years. He did his best for a few weeks, but he couldn’t cope with both of us.” He brushed a hand across his eyes and stared avidly into his coffee cup. “He said he kept me because I was first. I mean, how do you make a decision like that? How do you… tear two halves of something apart and not do anything when the part you kept always felt like something was missing?”
“I always felt like something was missing too.”
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I’m aiming to release Separation on March 31, so watch this space for more news. I haven’t done a cover reveal yet, but here’s a sneaky peek for you Snippetteers 🙂