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 flash fiction piece, posted here https://authorjeffbaker.com/2021/02/26/long-time-no-see-friday-flash-fics-by-jeff-baker-february-26-2021/ is for all of us who feel like high school and college were a hundred years ago. For youngish-looking Andrew Dominski, it actually was…
Here’s snippet one from my story “Long Time No See” where we catch up with Andrew at his school reunion…
“What have you been doing with yourself?” Dewayne asked.
“Um, various jobs.” I said. “Worked out of a warehouse for a while. Drove a delivery van.” Got picked by some alien overlords for a few galaxy and time-spanning missions; spent some time in the 1800s, lived through Reconstruction twice, that was no fun, I thought.
Here’s snippet two, after Andrew finds that his unrequited College crush Kenny is gay and happily married to Marc. He asks Mark and Kenny if it’s okay if he and Kenny have the next dance:
Kenny nodded and we made our way onto the dance floor as the band slowed the music down. We held each other and danced and I don’t think anybody noticed.
“You doing okay?” Kenny asked.
“Yeah,” I said. “Yeah, I am.” The dance was worth waiting a hundred years for.
Okay, that’s it for this week! May all your dances be wonderful and may you not have to wait a century! ——-j