Every week we post six lines from a work of ours, a work-in-progress or published, or a recommendation of someone else’s work with at least one LGBT character. Posted at Rainbow Snippets here: .https://www.facebook.com/groups/RainbowSnippets/permalink/7919899721413354
I have a serious liking for the happily-married husband-and-wife (or husband-and-husband) sleuths of fiction, such as Mr. and Mrs North and Nick and Nora Charles. I’ve written one or two series like that, but so far this is the only case for Josh and Adam (who probably aren’t married yet.) Here, they find danger at a client’s wedding. Oh, and here’s a link to the original story: https://authorjeffbaker.com/2017/11/06/monday-flash-fics-with-hors-d-oeuvres-by-jeff-baker/
The reception had been going on for about twenty minutes when Adam leaned over and nuzzled Josh’s ear.
“Don’t react and don’t look,” Adam said. “He just walked in.”
“Is he armed?” Josh asked.
“I can’t tell,” Adam said.
Josh and Adam had been hired by one of the grooms just in case the one’s ex showed up at the wedding to cause trouble. The ceremony had gone on without incident but now they were all seated at big picnic tables in the park next to the wedding venue.
Here’s another snippet:
The gist of it was that Chris’ ex-boyfriend Chaz had said he was going to break up the wedding. He hadn’t threatened violence but Walter had remembered Josh from school and that he and Josh had opened their own detective agency.
“Chaz can be mean,” Chris had said.
The grooms were paying Adam and Josh plus renting their tuxes. It was a formal wedding, plus, there were free hors d’ oeuvres. Then Chaz showed up.
Here’s one more snippet:
Chaz was six-foot-something and probably would have looked at home in any football uniform instead of the suit and tie he was wearing. For a moment he stared at the table loaded with food. With a yell, he tipped the table over. In the corner, the band stopped playing.
“Oh, yeah, he’s a lot sloshed,” Adam said as he and Josh jumped up from their table.
“Chaz no like buffet table, Chaz smash,” Josh said.
And that’s the snippets for this week. I’ll be back next week, and I promise Josh and Adam will be back with another case someday soon! ———jeff
LOL at the last line! Great snippets!
(No wife and wife detective duos? ;))
Probably have some wife/wife duos somewhere! There’s lots of LGBT mysteries out there! (Glad you liked that last line! Just don’t make Chaz angry; you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry! 😀 )
Interesting set up, loved the last line about Chaz
Thanks! That line was fun to write! 🙂