Rainbow Snippets “Old Man River,” by Jeff Baker. May 29, 2022.

Every week we post six lines from a work of ours, a work-in-progress or a work of someone else’s that has at least one LGBT character, posted on the Rainbow Snippets page, here:https://www.facebook.com/groups/963484217054974

This week from an accidental series that I wrote for my weekly fiction blog posts, but didn’t intend to do any sequels to. Set in a magical mall on a magical world and involving Skid and T’amec, two twenty-somethings who work at the Food Garden Court. Here’s the snippet from “Old Man River.”

“Comin’ thru! Comin’ thru,” Skid said pushing the swinging doors open with his foot. He was carrying a big tray with an assortment of smaller containers on it at an awkward angle, ready to put in the slots on the counter where they could throw together the made-to-order food the Food Garden Court was famous for. T’amec gave Skid an appreciative glance; Skid was shorter, darker and muscular where T’amec was tall with grubby blonde hair. They had been good friends since they started working there part-time after graduation. They had only pushed the friendship somewhere else when a spell by the fae had required them to make out in the moonlight but that had been almost a year ago.

“Hey, c’mon!” Skid said. “Wake up and help me with this!”

Something else I didn’t intend; I didn’t plan to indicate that Skid and T’amec might have any real attraction to one another besides friendship, but that just popped into the story. So where do they go from here? Keep reading! Here’s the link to the original story:https://authorjeffbaker.com/2022/05/20/old-man-river-walks-the-mall-friday-flash-fics-by-jeff-baker-for-may-20-2022/

——–jeff

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4 Responses to Rainbow Snippets “Old Man River,” by Jeff Baker. May 29, 2022.

  1. Intriguingly of this world with just a hint of the otherworldly.

  2. janadenardo says:

    I love the idea of a magical mall in a magical world, fun snippet too

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