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/RainbowSnippets
This story (“Crisis at Pride”) comes with a built-in introduction, and I’ll talk about the whole thing after the snippets.
The strength of Poseidon, the warrior skill of Sappho, the power of Phoebus, the agility of Thelixinoe, the mystical wisdom of Tiresias, and the innocence of Ganymede!
Stu Dulare seems like an ordinary young man, but when he invokes this untold power, he transforms! Now, he and his partner Jason have been charged by these ancients to expose untruths, to battle for diversity and to protect the innocent! Join them now on their journey!
Two young men stood in the shadow of a brick building.
“You got the stuff?” Brad said.
Let’s jump right into the action! Snippet two:
“Jumping Castro Street! Somebody could get hurt!” Jason said.
“Not if I can help it!” Stu said, dashing behind a building. He looked around, checking more for security cameras than people and then he mentally invoked the Six Ancient Names. He felt a rush of power, there was a thunderous roar in his ears, and a blaze of multicolored light burst from his body like a prism as time stood momentarily still. He glanced down for an instant; he was taller, buffer, in a tight-fitting costume that glistened the way black hair sometimes shows glimpses of every color. And a cape that he imagined was like one ancient temple priests or priestesses would have worn.
Okay, one more!
Instantly his mind was filled with images; the gift of Tiresias. Two men, in their twenties, in an unlit office by an open window, a bag of fireworks spilled on the floor beside them. The men were arguing. The one grabbed the bag of fireworks; the other hit him in the face.
Stu rose into the air, calling on Phoebus’ power, which was exceptionally strong in bright sunlight. In an instant, he was hovering over the buildings, enough to see the fight through the window of the five story brick building across the street without mystical aid.
I had a lot of fun writing this one! One day the opening narration to the 1970s kids show “Shazam” started running through my head https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APrBI6yfy-g&t=53s and I remembered that a lot of those mythological gods were supposedly Gay or Bi. So, I did my own version of the intro and then I wrote the rest of the story! Here’s the link to the original story. https://authorjeffbaker.com/2018/06/14/a-crisis-in-june-for-friday-flash-fics-june-15-2018-by-jeff-baker/ Enjoy, and check out that rainbow prompt pic!
See you next week, for a mystery in which a bird will be the chief feature! ——–jeff
Ooo, this is awesome! I love how you brought in a description which evokes the original one for Wonder Woman yet made it Stu’s own! Quite a combo! (heart)
Love that transformation! ❤️
oh enjoyed this. I love the idea of evoking 6 ancient names