Rainbow Snippets – September 23, 2017

Welcome to another week of Rainbow Snippets! This is the place where authors share teasers to LGBTQIA stories and you can find a wide variety of stories by lots of great authors. Check out the group HERE when you’ve read my latest snip.

Last week Ash and Sean discovered they’re going to Kilimanjaro on the same trip. Now the training group is trying to get some sleep in a youth hostel in Snowdonia, to get ready for their midnight climb up Snowdon. Ash, Sean, and two older guys share a dorm.

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By eight o’clock everyone was in their bunks, me uncomfortably aware that Sean was right above me. I’d chosen the bottom bunk, and he’d immediately hauled himself up the ladder and bounced on the mattress, then hung off the edge to look at me. “Bet you never expected to have me on top of you,” he said in a whisper.

Graham snorted softly from across the aisle. Clearly Sean wasn’t as quiet as he thought he was. Steven was at the sink in the corner, brushing his teeth, and apparently didn’t hear.

I rolled onto my side facing the wall, wondering if I’d get any sleep. The bunk was too short for my long frame and my knees were bent. The room was hot and stuffy, and opening the window earlier had only encouraged a swarm of mosquitoes to enter, so we’d shut it again. I wasn’t used to sharing a room, and with the sound of people sniffing, swallowing, shuffling around, and someone snoring, I reasoned I probably wouldn’t sleep and I was glad I didn’t have to drive home the next day.

 


12 thoughts on “Rainbow Snippets – September 23, 2017

  1. Ah, the joys of communal living. I had far too much of that when I was in the military. No, you can’t sleep when you’re not accustomed to the environment, and I certainly couldn’t do it now.

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