Happy weekend, Snippetteers! Welcome to more great snippets from The Rainbow Snippets group.
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.
Last week I posted a snippet from One Snowy Night, one of the three short stories in my Short Stories Collection, due for release on 31 January – my first new release in quite a while! I now have pre-order links for the book, so if you want to pre-grab a copy and find out what happens to poor Keith Brambles after he crashes his car in the snow, they’re at the bottom of the page.
In the meantime, here’s a teaser when Keith meets his knight in a shining white van.
I stared at the hulking figure, stooped over to look into the car. I made out a moustache and goatee, and bright eyes, but the rest was obscured by a beanie and the collar of a heavy winter coat.
“You all right, mate?” a gruff voice asked.
“Y-y-y-yes,” I stammered. I shivered so badly, I doubted I could utter another word.
I shook my head.
“Can you get out?”
“I…d-d-d-d…” I meant to say I don’t know. I shoved open the other door and extended one leg until my foot reached the snowy ground outside. I groaned as I tried to move the other leg. My knee was locked and I couldn’t feel my foot at all.
“Fuck. Wait there.” The driver’s door slammed and seconds later, the man appeared at the other side of the car. Large arms reached out and scooped me up as if I weighed nothing. I clutched at the thick neck of my rescuer as he plucked me from the BMW and carried me to a waiting white Transit van. White Van Man. I cringed and hoped the man wouldn’t recognise me. His type probably wasn’t very tolerant. Then again, it wouldn’t really matter whether he knew who I was or not. My purple silk shirt, heeled boots, earrings, and eye makeup probably made my preference obvious. I was guilty of stereotyping my rescuer, but I couldn’t help it. I’d been bullied in the past by workmen, one in particular who lived near me years earlier and took pleasure in shouting insults from the window of his white van when he drove by me.
Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Short-Stories-Collection-Louise-Lyons-ebook/dp/B078PGH3SV
Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Short-Stories-Collection-Louise-Lyons-ebook/dp/B078PGH3SV