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
This is from an unintended series that started from a picture prompt on Friday Flash Fics Facebook page. I worked in a mall food court about xxx years ago and set this story in a magical version of that.
In these snippets; Skid and T’amec are platonic friends working at the Food Garden Court when their boss has them try to get rid of a nest of Fae…I called this one “There Are Faeries At The Bottom of My Garden.” (I over-use song titles as titles, I know!)
Here’s snippet one:
“Uh, I think the fae did something to me,” T’amec said. “I can only do things when you tell me to, like grabbing the nest and helping you take it out or following you to the office.”
Skid stared, yeah, he did tend to tell people what to do.
“Let’s test this.” Skid cleared his throat; “do a handstand, now.”
T’amec quickly jumped to the ground and stood on his hands, something Skid hadn’t known he could do, holding the position for a moment, shaking and sweating.
Here’s snippet two:
Luckily, there was an Augury shop in the adjoining ShopCourt. The Assistant Prophet called one of the Sorcerers from their stockroom, a young kid with a scruffy goatee and the name of some instrumental group on his tunic. After an hour of analysis and scanning, the Sorcerer announced that T’amec must have had an encounter with some fae.
“We know that,” Skid said. “But what can you do about it?”
“Not a lot,” the Sorcerer said, “this sort of binding is pretty unbreakable and it can’t be changed, but you and the bindee can.”
Okay, one more snippet:
“Use the opposite of sunlight,” the Sorcerer said. “And make a profession of fealty, under the moonlight.”
“What, get married?”
“It would probably be enough if you just kissed,” said the Sorcerer.
“Him?” T’amec asked. “I mean, he’s kind of cute but I’m not ready to settle down.”
Hope that whets your appetite! I liked this so much that I wrote a sequel. Here’s the link to the original story, you can find the sequel by clicking on the link towards the bottom of the page:https://authorjeffbaker.com/2021/01/29/your-table-is-waiting-for-friday-flash-fics-faeries-at-the-bottom-of-my-garden-by-jeff-baker-january-29-2021/