“The Only Begetter.” Rainbow Snippets from Jeff Baker, February 25, 2023.

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Every week we post six lines of a story of ours, a work-in-progress or from someone else’s work we recommend that has LGBT characters on Rainbow Snippets here https://www.facebook.com/groups/963484217054974

This is another romantic story from a picture prompt of a man sitting in a chair. https://authorjeffbaker.com/2018/05/11/the-only-begetter-friday-flash-fics-by-jeff-baker-for-may-11-2018/

Willie sighed to himself. He shifted just a little in the chair. He talked without moving his lips. It came out. “Whurgga grro grffrmm?”

Dennis sighed and set down his paintbrush.

“Okay, what?”

“When do I get to go to the bathroom?”

Here’s snippet two.

Five minutes to get Willie positioned back in the chair exactly right. Willie had made the mistake early on of saying something about Norman Rockwell working from photographs. Dennis had grumbled that he couldn’t work that way, not for something special.

“And you think Thomas is special don’t you? That’s why you want this for him?”

Willie had smiled and nodded.

Gotta add this third snippet.

“I read where Shakespeare dedicated; I think his sonnets, to ‘the only begetter.’ Everybody wonders what he meant by that. I think it was to the guy the sonnets were dedicated to, y’know. Not Shakespeare’s boyfriend, but the boyfriend of the guy who commissioned the sonnets. They’re really erotic and powerful and I’m glad I don’t write dangerous potent stuff like that,” Willie grinned.

Okay, that’s enough from me. Next week, we travel to San Francisco and watch the passing parade. Until then, take care! —-jeff

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8 Responses to “The Only Begetter.” Rainbow Snippets from Jeff Baker, February 25, 2023.

  1. Such a fun trio of snips! ❤️

  2. Psst!! About Shakespeare’s sonnets, check out Elizabeth Bear’s Ink and Steel. In this Elizabethan fantasy intrigue of fae vs. sorcerers, they’re all about Kit Marlowe (Christopher Marlowe). Plus Will’s dark-haired mistress in the sonnets is Morgan Le Fey and she owns Kit as her slave after his ahem, death. 😉 Great snippets!

  3. janadenardo says:

    Have fun on the trip. I enjoyed the snippets.

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