Hello, Snippeteers. This lovely photo is courtesy of my sister-in-law who lives in Shetland. This is her neighbour’s cottage with a double rainbow, one of which is going directly down their chimney. They’re still looking for the pot of gold, however. I wonder if the Trows took it.
My snippet today does not involve rainbows, cottages, or Trows. It involves my current WIP, and Head Teacher, Jules, making a hash of trying to show concern for his newest member of staff, Tristan.
I know it is a mistake to mention Danny, as soon as the words leave my mouth. At the mention of his husband, Tristan’s eyes widen. He swallows hard, his skin turning even paler than it already was. In one sentence I have reminded him he is all alone here, and why. I feel awful. What kind of a person am I to be deliberately upsetting my staff by dredging up such painful memories?
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