Rainbow Snippets 3/10 #rainbowsnippets

For those of you that don’t know, Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction. It can be a work-in-progress, a finished work or even a six-sentence book recommendation. You’ll find anything from romance and historical fiction to mystery and YA. The common thread is that every story’s main character identifies as LGBTQ+.

This is the first six(ish) lines of a WIP I’m writing as a holiday short and the scene takes place at an office holiday party. Matt is an attorney who works there, and Ethan is with the caterer for the party.

Matt set his plate down at the far end of a counter so he’d be out of the way, then cut a big bite of latke, scooped up some apple sauce with it, and put it in his mouth.

“Oh, yum. Mm-mm-mm.” Crunchy, a little garlicky, fried just perfectly. He took another bite. “Oh man.”

“Everything okay, sir?”

Startled, he turned abruptly with his mouth still full and looked right into a pair of sweet blue eyes. Sweet, familiar blue eyes.

He quickly finished chewing. “Ethan?”

“Matt? Oh my God!”

Oh shit.

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  1. I want to know more about these two already!

  2. Jana Denardo says

    Well now I’m hungry for latkes

  3. I smell history… and a tense moment about to happen for the both of them.

  4. Hahaha…awkward timing for Matt, but fun for us to watch. ❤️

  5. Brenda Murphy says

    Dang now I want latkes! A sweet moment of surprise.

  6. Mmmmm….latkes….

  7. Ooops! Someone’s busted!

  8. Ooo, such an intense moment!