Saturday, August 25, 2018

Rainbow Snippet for August 25th and 26th




Having looked at the same story again and again, I am setting it aside to let a better ending percolate. To get the juices flowing, I decided to start a new story and see where it goes. Below is the opening of the new tale, in which my characters take a vacation. I’m not sure how it will fit into my BloodMoon universe, but writing feels good whatever the case.

I hope you’ll join me in reading other LGBTQIA+ snippets gathered on our Rainbow Snippets Facebook page. There are some super authors there.

Without further ado, here are this weekend’s six sentences:

I closed my eyes toward the sun, clutching the ship’s railing. The wind changed direction. Instead of the sea I smelled a hint of something very much like cardamom drifting from behind. Head turning, I took a deep breath without looking.

My lungs expanded to hold in the spiced air. No doubt well aware I swirled his scent over a more than human olfactory organ, Nickolas chuckled, the low sound lifting the hair on my arms.

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Have you ever been drawn to someone by the scent of their skin?

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28 comments:

  1. Very well said and yes I've been drawn to someone by the scent of their skin. I married him.

    Have a fabulous weekend, Darla. Big hug. ♥

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    1. Me, too, my friend! I'd say we're lucky. Have a blessed day!

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  2. Dang, that was well written and I enjoyed it. Have a fun weekend!

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  3. Mm, love that last part about the sensation of his voice. Vivid.

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    1. Thank you! I think you've done very well for yourself, though. ~nods~ Be well, my dear.

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  5. Lovely description, very sensual.

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  6. I have not.....unless it was so light that I was not aware of it. Although I have hear and read that the more sex you have the more you put off a scent, aura, look...something that attracts the other sex....apparently my lack of is not helping in attracting that certain someone! Haha....as for the shoots I did for my friend, I did their brochures and website. When they had meetings or get to get hers with the staff, I was asked to shoot that also.

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    1. Aw... Thank you for the information. That's interesting, especially when you taught yourself photography. Amazing, my dear!

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  7. Love the use of scent.

    And, no, I've never been drawn to someone by the scent of their skin, although I did nearly trail a guy through Downtown Pittsburgh once because of his pipe tobacco.

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    1. Thank you! And I appreciate the great story. Cool!

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  8. I'm way sensitive when it comes to smells. At least, bad smells.

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  9. Hehe...I hope not the bad ones!

    In reality I can't even smell perfume, I think my sense of smell is gone.

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    1. Oh, no! That's terrible, losing your sense of smell. Thank you so much for stopping by. Be well, my dear.

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  10. I've never been drawn to someone by the scent of their skin but the waft of nice aftershave is sometimes alluring! I was totally put off a very nice man when I was in my 20s because I didn't like the smell of his hair! I feel shallow for admitting that!

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    1. Don't feel shallow. Smell is an important component. And there might have been more going on. ~nods~ Thank you for visiting and taking time to comment.

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  11. Lovely scene! I love when other senses beyond sight and sound are pulled into a story.

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    1. Thank you so much! It's fun to write, too, isn't it? ~grin~ Be well!

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    1. Thank you for reading and taking time to leave a kind word!

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