Saturday, June 16, 2018

Rainbow Snippet for June 16th and 17th





It’s hard to believe June is halfway over. Those more social than me continue commemorating the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan and boosting awareness of LGBTQIA+ issues. I am still praying all attendees stay safe, have fun, and make a positive impact. This world needs to be safer and more loving toward everyone.

This weekend I am once again sharing from my unpublished “BloodMoon” series. “Dog with a Bone” is a little different, featuring Nick as a teenager. Neither funny nor erotic, this scene has the werewolf discovering that his best friends are murderers. And his inadvertent shout just gave his discovery away.

I hope you enjoy his tension and will check out more writers sharing on the Rainbow Snippets Facebook page. Have a great weekend!

Snippet:

Like that little boy in “The Shining”, only much faster, he retraced his steps in reverse making the barest contact with the carpet out of sheer panic. In his haste he didn’t quite engage the latch, but the door to the body dump stayed shut as he backpedaled to the sewing room.

Inside, recognizing the fact he had maybe thirty seconds before discovery, Nickolas cursed himself for not having converted the futon into a bed. Whipping off his shirt, he kicked the pillow toward the armrest and yanked the afghan around his shoulders.

Rolling himself prostrate within the blanket like a burrito, he channeled Danny’s crazed father at the Overlook Hotel, imitating those horrifying bellows the best he could. Andy’s voice reached him from down the hall.

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How would you react, cornered by such a frightening discovery?

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20 comments:

  1. I would probably scream before I realized I had done it and by then, I would probably be a goner.

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    1. Me, too. And him, as well, hence the pretend nightmare. lol Hope you're having a lovely day!

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    2. Or I should probably say 'night terrors'. ~grin~ Thank for stopping by, my dear.

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  2. What a nightmare...or is it.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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  3. Nice snippet. I'm not sure what betrayal you're talking about. Probably before this snippet.

    Did you hear about the Big LGBTQ Dance Party up your way a couple days ago? https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/15/politics/mike-pence-lgbtq-dance-party/index.html

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    1. Thank you. You know, betrayal is probably the wrong word. I'm going to change it. Thank you for the link! Nice article and event.

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  4. Wow. It's easy to visualize this scene. Very tense!

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  5. I think my heart would beat out of my chest. Horrifying, nice rendition of the horror. Did you know they might make a sequel to the Shining. No word yet on whether it would also be filmed up at Timberline Lodge near Mt. Hood.

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    1. Thank you! I did not know about a possible sequel. That's fascinating. I understand that a lodge in upstate New York inspired a young Stephen King, something I saw on an old Anthony Bourdain show, in a sad ironic twist. Be well, my dear!

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  6. I love the blanket burrito. And great fast-thinking!

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  7. Great snippet, I could feel his fear!

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  8. Wow, intense! The references to the Overlook really bring it home!

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    1. Thank you! I worried that it was a little outdated. ~grin~ Happy Writing!

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