Hey, Snippetteers! Happy New Year! He’s to another year of great snippets. If you’re new to Rainbow Snippets, authors post links to 6-line teasers from LGBT+ stories with a wide variety of themes. They could be WIPs, published works, recommendations etc. Check out the group HERE and you might find your next favourite read.
As some of you will know, I have a collection of short stories coming out on 31 January, and for the past few weeks I’ve posted teasers from the first story in the book, In Darkest Peru. This week, I have a taste of story number 2, One Snowy Night, probably appropriate for the current weather for some of you!
After yet another failed date, Keith Brambles’ luck turns from bad to worse, as he tries to drive home in heavy snow and crashes his car. With no phone signal, no warm clothes, and the weather worsening, he fears freezing to death overnight.
But help is at hand in the form of a knight in a white van. Mike Talbot stops to help Keith, and takes him home to warm up—in more ways than one, when the pair’s mutual attraction kicks in.
Mike is everything Keith has ever dreamed of when he thinks of his ideal man. But can Mike really be Keith’s dream come true, or is their night together just another bit of fun?
“Shit!” I came upon the bend much too fast and did the worst thing I could do, given the conditions. I stomped on the brake pedal. The BMW lost what little traction it had and continued in a more or less straight line, its rear end fishtailing on the slippery road. Then the front end slewed to the left. I tried turning the wheel into the skid, but I wasn’t fast enough to catch it and regain control. I watched in horror as the dark shape of a tree loomed out of the snowy cloud and headed for the bonnet of the car at frightening speed. I clutched the steering wheel, knuckles white, and yelled out again as the impact with the tree trunk killed the car. I was lucky it didn’t kill me in the process, but my main concern was my brand-new car. I fought and cursed with a face full of airbag, the seatbelt doing its best to strangle me as I flailed around.