Rainbow Snippets “Scavenger Hunt” from “Three Left Turns to Nowhere”

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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

Last week we started looking at the new anthology “Three Left Turns to Nowhere” from Bold Strokes Books https://www.boldstrokesbooks.com/books/three-left-turns-to-nowhere-3805-b three interconnected M/M romance novellas from three different authors all set in Hopewell, Ontario, a little town with a magical knack for bringing people together.

Of the three writers in “Three left Turns to Nowhere, I was least familiar with J. Marshall Freeman. His story “The Scavenger Hunt” strands out and proud Jerome “Rome” Epstein in Hopewell for a couple of days where the town’s romantic magic (possibly for real!) starts leaving him clues to a possible romance of his own. Here, Rome is talking to hunky mechanic Lyn, who appears elsewhere in the three stories. (Interconnected, remember? Which is half the fun!)

Lyn laughs. “Sort of. The old-timers say that Hopewell has a way of giving people what they need. People see things here, get intuitions, turn their lives around. So they say.”

Here’s a snippet that immediately follows the previous one:

Rome is intrigued by this. He likes the idea of a town that takes care of you. “Do you believe it?”

“Not sure. Now that we’ve graduated, my friends are all leaving, but I think I’m going to stick it out.”

The conversation is veering into the personal, and Rome doesn’t want to start answering questions about himself.

That’s all for this week. Again, “Three Left Turns to Nowhere” is a book I recommend highly!

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6 Responses to Rainbow Snippets “Scavenger Hunt” from “Three Left Turns to Nowhere”

  1. P.T. Wyant says:

    Intriguing town. And intriguing that Rome doesn’t want to start answering questions about himself.

  2. Most intriguing…Rome and my Tayel from Tales of the Navel seem to share a dislike of questions, although for different reasons. (wry grin)

  3. janadenardo says:

    I really liked both of these

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