Rainbow Snippets Round and Round She Goes
From Jeff Baker
January 7th, 2023
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
This one’s from a story of mine “Round and Round She Goes” written for prompts on the Monthly Flash Fiction Draw Challenge. Story and all the details here: https://authorjeffbaker.com/2022/12/10/mystery-on-a-merry-go-round-flash-fiction-draw-challenge-story-for-december-2022-from-jeff-baker-december-10-2022/
In it, I set my happily-married husband and husband private eyes Josh and Adam on another case, this one involving a surfboard.
Josh hung on to the end of the surfboard with one hand and clung to the carved horse he was sitting on with the other as the merry-go-round at the middle of the carnival spun around and around. He was ready to puke. And he really, really hated carousel music.
“I think we lost them,” Adam said hanging on to the other end of the surfboard. They hoped the body of the big carved horse hid the board from anybody watching.
“We’re just lucky they didn’t get a good look at us, or any look at us.” Adam said.
Here’s another snippet:
“Yeah,” Josh said queasily. “All they know is we’ve got the surfboard.”
Adam grinned at Josh as the merry-go-round slowed down. “For better or worse, remember?”
“Including spinning horses!” Josh said managing a smile.
Okay, that’s it for this first week of 2023! See you next week! —-jeff