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
I slipped-up last week (Saturday the 14th) and didn’t post my Friday the 13th story! Even this one (“Friday’s Child Is Full Of…”) is about the week before! Here’s the whole thing https://authorjeffbaker.com/2018/04/12/something-for-friday-the-thirteenth-okay-actually-a-week-earlier-for-friday-flash-fics-april-13-2018-friday-of-course-by-jeff-baker/ and here’s the first snippet:
“You’re kidding!” I said. “You’re not going in to work today because of the date?”
“I’m not kidding,” Oscar said. “And I freelance; I really don’t have anywhere to go.”
“If it was Friday the thirteenth, I suppose I could understand, but the sixth?” I said.
“I’ve never had anything bad happen to me on Friday the thirteenth,” Oscar said, “but I’ve had a lot of things go bad the Friday before. Friday the sixth.”
I may be stretching “six lines” this week but here’s a little more!
“So, you’re staying here?” I said. “In the apartment? All day?”
“I’m not even going to go near the window,” Oscar said.
“All the better to keep a gang of shadowy boogiemen from grabbing you and dragging you out into the street,” I said.
“Lucaaaaas,’ Oscar said teasingly.
This one was written for a picture prompt of shadowy figures grabbing through a window! Spooky! And I had written about Oscar and Lucas before! We’ll sample that bit next week! See you then!