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 week’s snippets are from one of my weekly flash fiction stories. We eavesdrop on Jayse and Cassie, two best friends sharing a latte (or some such.)
Here’s snippet one:
“I don’t like funerals. I don’t like ‘em in the rain and I certainly don’t like ‘em at night,” Jayce said, sipping his coffee.
“Would you, could you with a bagel? Would you, could you reading Nagel?” Cassie said grinning and holding up her blueberry slathered bagel. The two of them laughed sitting there in the mid-afternoon sun of the coffee shop. Jayce sipped his coffee and went on.
Here’s a second snippet:
“I mean, honestly, I barely knew Uncle Karl. Remember, I told you when I was going through my David Bowie phase when I was fifteen? My hair was all, you know and I was in one of those suits that make you look skinnier? And that tie that looked like blue tinfoil?”
“Mmmmm-Hmmmmm,” Cassie said sipping her coffee.
“It helped with the look that I was pretty pale,” Jayce said.
Okay, one last snippet where Jayse recounts his one meeting with his Great Uncle:
“Anyway, Uncle Karl said he had to wear dark glasses too because his eyes were pretty sensitive to daylight, but he wasn’t wearing them then. Honestly, Girl, he looked pretty healthy and way too young to be a great uncle.” He took a big slurp of his coffee and Cassie grimaced. “Anyway, I asked Uncle Karl if the punch was spiked and he said ‘I never drink…punch.’ And then laughed like he’d made this big joke.”
That’s it for this week. Did you catch something Jayse didn’t? Here’s the story “In the Night, In the Rain” so you can read for yourself! https://authorjeffbaker.com/2018/10/11/stop-in-for-a-coffee-in-friday-flash-fics-by-jeff-baker/