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
I’ve been writing at least one story a week since mid 2016 and this is from the most recent. I had a full-length version of this plotted out a few years ago but it is too much like a recent episode of “Ghosts” so I did the shortened version here. Our narrator, Billy Gonzalez, has appeared in several of my stories and has a knack for stumbling across the supernatural. Here, he’s the designated driver for Marv, a ghost who died in 1949 and haunts the house Billy’s college buddy Jayce is renting. Jayce agrees to let Marv temporarily take over his body so he can go to a local bar.
Here’s the first snippet:
The waitress came over and took our order. Small pitcher of beer, glass of cola for me, order of chips and dip for both of us. Marv gave the waitress who took our order a backward glance like he hadn’t seen a woman in seventy years.
“I’ve seen girls,” he said pouring his beer, “but I haven’t had a body to feel like I’m seeing girls since 1949.” He raised his glass and I raised mine. He drained the glass in a couple of gulps and poured himself another.
Okay, here’s another snippet:
Jayce and I used to drink beer on weekends when he lived in the dorm. We even made out a couple of times, but we never talked about that and I always wondered whether he remembered.
Marv took the next couple of glasses pretty slow, just looking around the bar and gawking. He really hadn’t seen a big-screen TV in operation before and was impressed. Not so much by the music.
“Last time I went out with my buddies they were still playing a lot of Glenn Miller and Bing Crosby, I don’t go for a lot of this Rocking Around the Clock stuff,” he said.
Hope you enjoyed that! Here’s the link to the whole story:https://authorjeffbaker.com/2022/01/28/beer-nuts-with-billy-gonzalez-for-friday-flash-fics-january-28-2022-by-jeff-baker/
Great snippets! They’ve got me missing beer. 🙂 And getting nostalgic myself, thinking about Olivia Newton-John’s hair in the video Landslide. And Michelle Yeoh’s hair in Yes, Madam. And Teagan’s hair when she was with the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa, and Adric. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, ignore me. 😉
LOL! Haven’t had a beer in about a decade, since I started taking high blood pressure and cholesterol pills! Oh, and under a different name that bar is a real place; “Quincy’s” in Wichita.
Not a drinker at all (I can feel the alcohol in a wine cooler, believe it or not), but love the snippet. Interesting to see things from the ghost’s perspective.
Yup! And someone who hasn’t been in circulation since 1949!
Intriguing snippets and I think I’m going to really like Billy’s stories
Thanks! Look on the right hand side under Categories and click on his name.