A touch of New Year’s in March, now; another of my weekly Friday Flash Fiction stories, this one from December 31, 2017. I hadn’t expected my Bi private eye Andrew Navarro to become a series character but I did another short-short about him a few months ago. And Andrew hadn’t expected to work on New Year’s Eve until an old friend practically begged him. And he definitely didn’t expect murder to intrude on a simple security job. This snippet helps set the scene in my story “WRUD New Year’s Eve?”
His request was simple; stay sober, keep an eye out and troubleshoot if necessary. The hotel had security but with two floors full of hard-drinking partiers they wanted to take no chances. The hotel rooms all opened out onto windowed hallways with a view of the city, and there was a big conference room at one end of the top floor which had been converted to a makeshift ballroom with streamers, signs saying “Happy New Year” and a cash bar. There was a table to one side where the D. J. was going to set up later, but the partying had already started, I saw about four guys sitting around, drinking beer and laughing. Another couple, both with graying hair, were kissing in the hallway outside their room, one of the two men reaching behind him and fumbling for the doorknob.
Have fun guys, I thought as I walked past the closing door.
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/RainbowSnippets
Here’s a link to the original story:https://authorjeffbaker.com/2017/12/21/something-for-the-end-of-december-in-friday-flash-fics-by-jeff-baker/
And I named Andrew Navarro after the gay actor Ramon Novarro.
See you next week! ——jeff