Arrangement In Black and Gray
Every week we post six lines from a work of ours, a work-in-progress or published or a recommendation of someone else’s work with at least one LGBT character. Posted at Rainbow Snippets here:https://www.facebook.com/groups/963484217054974
Snippet this week is from another picture prompt story I wrote: “Arrangement In Black and Gray” (posted here https://authorjeffbaker.com/2018/01/28/looking-at-artwork-monday-flash-fiction-by-jeff-baker-january-29-2018/) It’s the classic story of the older guy, Ajuliano, on the make for the cute younger guy, Andy. The setting is an art museum where they are staring at a vintage 1920s painting that looks a lot like Ajuliano…
“Raymond DuPass,” Andy read, squinting at the card by the painting.
“Let me make a pass,” Ajuliano said, running his hand through Andy’s blond hair.
Andy grinned and kissed him. “Careful, we’re in public!”
“So let’s stop being in public,” Ajuliano said grinning back. “My place is right near here.”
Here’s juuuuust a little more:
“You’re what? Forty?”
“Closer to five-hundred and forty,” Ajuliano said grinning again. “I’m really a succubus.”
“Hey, it’s my bus and you can…” Andy began, as they both started laughing again.
Hope that whets your appetite! Someday, this and a bunch of my other flash fiction stories will be published in a book. (Not even in the planning stages yet!) Oh, and I love it that “Arrangement in Black and Gray” sneaks in a reference to Eldon, Murphy Brown’s artist friend!
Happy Holidays, Everyone!
———–jeff baker, December, 2021