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
My snippet this week is from my just-published story “Nereus,” and follows our twenty-something narrator in the world of Ancient Greece and Rome as he has been tossed overboard by a wave of the ship his father owns and pulled down beneath the waves to a bearded giant on a throne who says he is Nereus, a sea-god:
“I am Akamas, son of Akadios, the merchant.” I said. “How can I speak and breathe under the ocean?”
“Because the things that are mine are the things of the sea bottom and you are now mine,” said Nereus. He moved forward, shifting like a river current surrounding me like a fog and his kiss was like a breeze on the shore just after a storm. “You will be with me for the night and then you will join my followers.”
The man kissed me again and his hair seemed to flow and surround us both.
Here’s a link to the premiere issue of Orion’s Beau, the new quarterly where my story first appeared:https://www.orionsbeau.com/