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 I wrote this one from a flash fiction picture prompt a few years ago https://authorjeffbaker.com/2022/02/04/ride-the-grey-ferris-for-friday-flash-fics-by-jeff-baker-february-4th-2022/ and took the title from Ray Bradbury’s story “The Black Ferris.” We meet two teenagers on a Ferris Wheel at a county fair, and these snippets are a little more than six lines each.
“Okay,” Ross said. “In another minute, kiss me.”
“What? Are you crazy?” Burt said. “Your Mom and Dad are…”
“Sitting down in the beer garden,” Ross said. “In another minute, the Ferris wheel will turn enough that we’ll be hidden behind the building and nobody can see us.”
Here’s a little more.
“Do you love me?” Ross asked. His eyes were wide and his lower lip was shaking a little.
“Yeah, yeah I do.” Burt said. They’d never said that aloud before.
Ross’ Mom and Dad had driven the two teenagers over to the county fair. Neither of them had a car yet. Ross stretched his legs and Burt stared at his bluejeans-covered thigh.
That’s it for this week! Stay safe! —–jeff