Spiders and Snakes
by Jeff Baker.
Jack had been kissing Kevin when the spiders appeared, hanging in the air.
“Uh, that’s this thing I have,” Jack said. “My thoughts manifest sometimes, like my anxieties, which I guess are spiders.
Kevin smiled. “You don’t have anxieties about us do you?”
They kissed again and the spiders disappeared.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: I’ve been celebrating my sixth anniversary of posting these weekly flash fiction stories, so I wanted to do this one: I’ve been posting excerpts of my stories on “Rainbow Snippets” where we post six lines of fiction with at least one LGBT character. I’d been tickled by the idea of doing a six-line story, so this one fit! And the prompt picture was from early on in Monday Flash Fucs before I joined in 2016. Special thanks to Theo Fenraven, Helena Stone, ‘Nathan Burgoine and Brigham Vaughn.
——-jeff baker, May 27, 2022.