“Life Is But A Dream.” Rainbow Snippets for May 13, 2023 from Jeff Baker.

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

Looking back at my story “Life Is But a Dream,” from June 2016 https://authorjeffbaker.com/2016/06/27/life-is-but-a-dream-monday-flash-fiction-62716/ I see the influence of H. G. Wells’ s disaster story “The Star.” In my story, the Moon has spun off its orbit causing chaos on Earth. Lars and our narrator are surveying a boat left in a tree when the water


“You know, I hear the Maguire house up on Karlen’s Hill is staying pretty dry,” I said, staring up at the boat.

“Really?” Lars asked.

“Big bedroom,” I said. “Spare bedroom too, if you want.”

Okay, here’s the Happy-For-Now ending

Lars stared out at the receding water for a moment. Then he smiled and grabbed my hand. Life was too short not to take chances.

We started walking towards Karlen’s Hill. I glimpsed the Moon out of the corner of my eye. It seemed to be smiling at us.

Next week, something that pivots on a sneeze.—-jsb

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7 Responses to “Life Is But A Dream.” Rainbow Snippets for May 13, 2023 from Jeff Baker.

  1. “Life was too short not to take chances.” — Indeed! Especially when the moon spins out of orbit! ❤️

  2. janadenardo says:

    I love that moon is smiling

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