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 one is a werewolf story about a happily married couple, inspired by a couple of friends of mine who went through chemo as well as my habit of going outside to watch the Moon. Here’s the original story. https://authorjeffbaker.com/2021/03/05/underneath-the-moon-on-friday-flash-fics-for-march-5th-2021-by-jeff-baker/ And here’s the first snippet:
Greg going through chemotherapy had been rough on both of them, but Bryan had been the tough one. Always there, always encouraging. Driving him back and forth to his doctor’s; not objecting when Greg had come back from the store with a six pack of beer and gotten drunk after he was told he had cancer. At least everything was looking pretty good after six months; the chemo seemed to be working. But all the worry had probably built up on Bryan and when the Moon rose that evening, he was a big, yellow-gray wolf. He’d pushed open the door and out he went.
Okay, here’s some more:
Greg bent down under the vintage car Bryan was restoring. He always came out here to relax. Usually in coveralls, not fur. He squinted in the dim light. Bryan, the yellow-gray wolf was lying down beside the rear tire under the car, head on his forepaws, eyes looking up, glittering in the light.
Bryan crawled over to Greg and nuzzled his face as Greg rubbed his fur.
And I’m really breaking the rules here, but here’s one line; the happy ending:
The Moon was high in the sky and Bryan’s belly was full of the slices of leftover meatloaf as he sat on the sofa next to Greg, head resting in Greg’s lap as the soft sound of their breathing and snoring filled the room.
See you here next week! ‘Till then, may all your personal stories end happily!