Saturday, June 23, 2018

Rainbow Snippet for June 23rd and 24th


While it’s officially summer in my part of the world, residents continue commemorating the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan to boost awareness of LGBTQIA+ issues. Please, all attendees stay safe, have fun, and make a positive impact. As I keep repeating, this world needs to be safer and more loving toward everyone.

This weekend I’m sharing a bittersweet post breakup scene from “Kennel Club”. I promise they get back together within the week. ~grin~ And I hope you’ll visit the Rainbow Snippets Facebook page to check out these talented writers. Please enjoy my humble contribution…

Story:

Hours later, much of that time spent tossing and turning, my bleating alarm jolted me out of a nightmare, my dream self walking away from my former lover drowning in a small lake. With brown bubbles foaming his lips he could only plead with algae clotted eyes. At the last instant I looked over my shoulder to see muddied locks dragging his slender form into the murk.

Swiping my forehead I surveyed the werewolf’s makeshift nightstand. The rickety table should have been cluttered with wallet and keys, his watch, maybe a library book. The only thing remaining was a half empty water glass.

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Do you see a glass as half full or half empty? As someone clever pointed out, a wise person sees it as refillable.

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21 comments:

  1. Reading your stuff is one reason why I decided that I did not need to be trying my hand at writing...I would suck at it. Now...half empty or half full. I think like a lot of folks that would depend on the given day and given mood. Today, I am seeing it as half empty. Just not feeling "it" today....hoping that changes then I be seeing the glass as half full! :)

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    1. So sorry you're not having one of your better days. ~hugs~ Thank you for the huge compliment, but please try writing if the desire strikes. I've been working on these stories for over a decade. ~grin~ True story! Feel better, my dear.

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  2. Oh, what an awful feeling, to wake from a dream like that. Great snippet.

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    1. Thank you, my dear! Hope you're having a lovely day.

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  3. Darkly beautiful imagery which shifts away from the dream to grounding himself in reality which feels disconcertingly vivid. Well done!

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    1. Thank you so much. From one so talented, it means a lot.

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  4. Love how you use the lack of clutter here to really make us feel his loss.

    Also, I can't resist quoting Pratchett: The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass! Who's been pinching my beer?

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    1. I ALWAYS approve of quoting Pratchett. One of my all time favourite authors.

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    2. Thank you both! Your words are so uplifting.

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  5. Damn that was one vivid image, even if it was "just" a dream. It's not one I'd like to have. Beautiful description

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  6. Vivid descriptions! Gave me shivers. πŸ’–

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    1. Thank you for the wonderful praise. I couldn't ask for more.

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  7. You shouldn't tell us they get back together. We should wallow in his misery as we wonder if it's all over for good.

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  8. That's a horrid dream, but there's some great description in there, terror or not.

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  9. Great description of a horrible dream!

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