Rainbow Snippets 10/7

I’ve added close to 6K to my M/M/M WiP this week, so my snippet is from that one again, Tentatively titled Love for Love.

For those of you that don’t know, Rainbow Snippets says it “is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of original fiction. Every story’s main character identifies as LGBTQ+.”

This snip is from the first time Oscar (the MC that owns the farm), and Russ, the farm manager with an as-yet-unrequited thing for Oscar, meet the realtor, Jeffrey Stokes.


Stokes parked his shiny car alongside Oscar’s incredibly not-sexy, seven-year-old minivan, and not far from Russ’s old dusty, rusty, red pickup. As it turned out, the car was second only to the man who got out of it. Jeffrey Stokes was shiny himself; tall, dark-haired, and embarrassingly well dressed. Russ whistled softly and Oscar chuckled.

“Yep,” Oscar said quietly, just for Russ’s ears, and then louder, “Hey there, Mr. Stokes.”


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  1. Love the description of him as “shiny” 🙂

  2. He certainly made an entrance.

    And well done on the writing, Jodi.

  3. Love hearing a man described as “shiny” – it made for a gorgeous mental picture! 🙂

  4. Ha! Looks like Oscar might have anticipated Russ’s reaction. 🙂

  5. Well, vans can be sexy, depending on the paint job, and decor… 😀 Love this, thank you.

  6. Like how the car reflects the owner here. (looks at her red Ford Explorer 4×4 and wonders)

  7. Aww, the poor minivan. Just because it’s unsexy doesn’t mean it doesn’t have other positive traits.

  8. Heh, a man as shiny as his car. I love it.

  9. Nice! I especially like “embarrassingly well dressed.”

  10. Love how the cars reflect the men who drive them.

    • Thanks! It’s a little on the heavy as a brick side as metaphors go, but I love learning something about a character by what the drive.