“We Gather Together” for Rainbow Snippets. November 26, 2022 from Jeff Baker.

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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/963484217054974

We’re taking a break from our usual Friday Flash Fiction story I post for the week, but I wrote a Thanksgiving story anyway. https://authorjeffbaker.com/2022/11/23/we-gather-together-a-thanksgiving-story-by-jeff-baker-november-23-2022/ Based a little on something my family did for a few years. Oh, and I’m combining two chunks of snippets, which explains the length. (I didn’t want to break it up!)

Here, family patriarch Marcus is explaining how it all got started. Enjoy!——–jeff

“For the new arrivals, our annual Thanksgiving in August get-together started about twenty years ago after one too many trips over the river and through the woods in rotten, icy weather. Getting together in August seemed a better idea.”

There was a general nodding of heads around the table.

“So, we started this when my dear Vera was still alive and when at least a couple of our kids were still living at home. Some of the cousins showed up next year. Now I look around and there’s about twenty of us here! Mark and his fiancee Rebekah…”

Mark held up a hand and said “Yo.”

“And Christine and her, what? Girlfriend or fiancée, Sarah?” Marcus said.

“Just girlfriend for now.” Sarah said grinning back as Christine blushed.

Enjoy YOUR leftovers! ——jeff

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