Happy Thanksgiving to those of you that celebrate it. We don’t do Thanksgiving over here, but it is the first Sunday in Advent today. Some people put up their decorations for Christmas this weekend. Personally, I think it’s far too early and I’ve been far too busy to get into the loft and look for the decorations. Somehow, even though they only get used once a year, they are never in the place we put them last year.
It’s snippet time again. It is the last, frenzied days of NaNoWriMo and I’ve managed to reach my goal of 50,000 words in a month. To celebrate, these are the final words I wrote before validating my word count.
The working title of this story is “The Angel and the Magpie”.
“The phone call was from my ex.”
“Your ex?” Toby sounded surprised. “Boyfriend or girlfriend.”
Raphael gave him a startled look, his eyes wide. This was a moment of truth that might make or break.
“Boyfriend.” He told him without any hint of apology.
“Right.” Toby did not look bothered, exactly. His expression was unreadable.
“Is that alright?” Raphael couldn’t help asking, because if it wasn’t, he’d rather know now.
“Of course it is.” Toby looked shocked that Raphael had even asked. “Why wouldn’t it be? Besides, you might be shocked, or disappointed to know, that you ain’t the only gay in the village.”
Raphael couldn’t help laughing out loud. “You assume I’m gay.” Raphael told him and Toby chuckled, nodding in acceptance.
“Raphael wins round one, I think.”
For those of you who might not get the reference, there is a UK comedy sketch show called “Little Britain” with Matt Lucas and David Walliams. “The Only Gay in the Village” is one of the sketches they do, and it’s pretty filthy, and bloody hilarious.
Hope you enjoyed this. I’m off to finish the story (hopefully) then I have to edit like mad because it’s a right mess.
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–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!). To find out what others are sharing in the Rainbow Snippet Facebook Group this week, click here.
To find out more about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) click here and maybe even consider signing up for next year. It’s a lot of fun trying to write 50,000 words in a month (she says as she flexes aching fingers and tries to cope with the caffeine fallout).
I wrote a Christmas short story as part of a Flash Fiction event a few years ago and it has been featured on a list of holiday reads this year. If anyone is interested, here is the link to the Books, Coffee and Captured Moments blog, and to my story on the list (It’s free). There are a whole host of others listed too, to help you get your holiday reading list sorted.