#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel: Chair

#writeLGBTQ #KeepingHouseNovel My self-applied theme is chair. Why self-inflected applied? I’m on medical hiatus at present so this post was written before the suggested theme was shared. I’ll be back soon so feel free to comment!

 

 

 

Armchair critic, high chair, rocking chair, chair lift, as scared as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs… Dane’s sitting in the chair across from Cent, and she’s chomping on Cent’s M&Ms.

   Cent worked alone in the office, creating payout categories and shuffling paperwork until Dane came in to sit in the opposite chair. “Is it still workin’ right?” She pointed to the computer.

   “Just fine.” Cent popped a peanut M&M into her mouth, scowling when Dane took three for herself. “You could buy your own.”

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#1lineWed #PromoLGBTQ #Paranormal #Fantasy: May

Here’s another short-‘n-sweet #1lineWed post. The theme is may. May Day. May I?  Mother, may I? (Remember that game?) Come what may. Be that as it may. There are lots of ways to take this one, but this one is taking an insidious turn.

 

 

 

“Ye fancy her?” King Duff considers the Tsalagi woman then Dane’s soft curves beneath her skirts, offering her one of his most dashing, dangerous smiles. “Aye, sweet Dane, ye may chain her in yer room, a proper pet if th’ deal suits me.”

#WIP #amwriting #KeepingHouseNovel #AppalachianElementals

 

#WIPpetWed #AppalachianElementals #WIP 5/1/2019 Mired

Welcome to my contribution to #WIPpet Wednesday*, a blog hop where authors share from their current works in progress (WIPs)!  I’m still plugging away at my yet untitled WIP. Yes, I’ve a few titles in mind, but I’m not ready to share any of them as of yet.

 

If I’m slow to share your comments, don’t fret. I’m currently residing in the land of medical… stuff. I’ll be back soon so comment way. I’ll reply as soon as I’m able.

WIPpet One: Something Brand New

WIPpet Two: Civilized Adult

WIPpet Three: No Daughter of Liberty

WIPpet Four: Mary’s Chicken

WIPpet Five: Johnnycakes

WIPpet Six: Short People Problems

WIPpet Seven: Apple Dumplin’ Shop

Here’s my #WIPpet math for 5/1/2019 5-1=four paragraphs from… I’ll think of a title someday soon, I promise.

Note: We’re starting a new chapter, and Nub’s in the company of someone he’d rather not share airspace with. Remember that we’re in Nub’s POV.

     “Miss Charity.” I nod politely and turn toward the kitchen, but Conall catches me by the shoulder, turning me about.

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#KeepingHouseNovel #RainbowSnippets #PromoLGBTQ Ninety-Two: Sorry Not Sorry

Happy squeal! Cleaning House is a Bi Book Awards finalist in the Speculative Fiction category!  The winners are announced in June so wish me luck!

Oh, and Cleaning House is under audiobook production. It should be available through Amazon and Ibooks in late June or early July.

Good things are happening around here! (crosses fingers in hopes those positive vibes continue)

Hi, and welcome to #Rainbowsnippets*! This one is uniquely mine, but there are lots of other great snippets to read so after you finish here click the FB link at the bottom of the post to discover other great LGBTQIA authors and their works.

I had knee replacement surgery eleven days ago so this post was created ahead of time. Feel free to comment but please know it might be a few days before I respond.

This week we’re picking up where we left off in Chapter Three of Keeping House. Stowne has instructed Exan to gather something special for Cent’s journey, but Cent has no clue as to what it might be.

Note: The first paragraph, in orange, comes from last week’s snippet.

     “Excellent.” Stowne kissed Cent on the forehead and released their hold on her. “Peace on your journey, during your time away, and on your return trip home.” They lifted their head as Pyre approached. “Care for her.”

     “Just like she’s Betty,” said Pyre. “Minus the kisses. Come on, Cent. Let’s get this over with.”

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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel: Wash

#writeLGBTQ #KeepingHouseNovel My self-applied theme is wash. Why self-inflected applied? I’m on medical hiatus at present so this post was written before the suggested theme was shared, but I’ll be back soon so feel free to comment!

 

 

 

Washroom. Wash up. Wash and dry.  In Appalachia, you sometimes hear the word pronounced as warsh, but Cent’s had too much post-secondary education to ever say it that way. That said, she’s not exactly happy with her necessary untruths about now, but Mr. Jones would never ever understand.

   “I thought you got married last year,” said Mr. Jones.

   “I did. And my spouse knows Dane well. We’re all friends.” Ooh, that’s pushing things. But he accepted her answer because he had no idea what was really going on.

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#1lineWed #PromoLGBTQ #Paranormal #Fantasy: Sinner

Here’s another short-‘n-sweet #1lineWed post. The theme is sinner. Saints and sinners. Ugly as sin. Bitter as sin. Wages of sin. Sin is sin here, and Dane and Cent are standing on the edge of it.

 

 

 

 

   “You know I was playin’ with my note about shavin’ your head, right? I was just tryin’ to piss off Stowne.”

   “Were you?” Cent turned her face into Dane’s hand, inhaling avocado oil, iron, and wintergreen. “We’re both married.” She tried to turn away, but Dane caught her, turning her back.

   “Aye, we are, but it don’t change history.” Dane moved her hand to cradle Cent’s chin. “It don’t change the past.”

#WIP #amwriting #KeepingHouseNovel #AppalachianElementals

#WIPpetWed #AppalachianElementals #WIP 4/24/2019 Apple Dumplin’ Shop

Ooh, ooh… gotta share.  Cleaning House is a Speculative Fiction finalist for this year’s Bisexual Book Awards! I’m stoked! Here’s a LINK to the announcement. The awards are in June so wish me luck!

Welcome to my contribution to #WIPpet Wednesday*, a blog hop where authors share from their current works in progress (WIPs)!  I’m still plugging away at my yet untitled WIP. Yes, I’ve a few titles in mind, but I’m not ready to share any of them as of yet.

If I’m slow to share your comments, don’t fret. I’m currently residing in the land of medical… stuff. I’ll be back in a week or three so comment way. I’ll reply as soon as I’m able.

I’m picking up where I left off last week.

In case you’re playing catch up…

 

 

 

WIPpet One: Something Brand New

WIPpet Two: Civilized Adult

WIPpet Three: No Daughter of Liberty

WIPpet Four: Mary’s Chicken

WIPpet Five: Johnnycakes

WIPpet Six: Short People Problems

Here’s my #WIPpet math for 4/24/2019 I’m snagging the four for four paragraphs from… I’ll think of a title someday soon, I promise.

Note: The first line comes from last week’s WIPpet, and these are Nub’s thoughts since we’re in his POV.

     I’m as tall as I’m ever going to be, and we both know it.

     “You’ve proven yourself to me big or small, but I worry if you’ll ever find a girl of your own.” Conall pats my stomach. “We need to put some meat on you.”

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#KeepingHouseNovel #RainbowSnippets #PromoLGBTQ Ninety-One: As You Requested

Hi, and welcome to #Rainbowsnippets*! This one is uniquely mine, but there are lots of other great snippets to read so after you finish here click the FB link at the bottom of the post to discover other great LGBTQIA authors and their works.

I had surgery this past week so this post was created ahead of time. Feel free to comment but please know it might take me a week or more to respond.

Today, we’re picking up where we left off in Chapter Three of Keeping House. Cent knows she has to leave with Dane, but someone is missing from their party.

Note: The first paragraph, in orange, comes from last week’s snippet and it’s Dane speaking.

     “Come on, girlie. It’s half-past time to get goin’.”

     “But where’s—” Cent startled when Exan manifested beside her.

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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel: Proud

#writeLGBTQ #KeepingHouseNovel My self-applied theme is proud. Why self-inflected applied? I’m on medical hiatus at present so this post was written before the suggested theme was shared, but I’ll be back soon so feel free to comment! Proud of yourself.  Proud as a peacock. Cent thinks Brinn shouldn’t be one bit proud at present.

 

 

   “I didn’t know you worked here,” said Brinn.

   “I just started, and why ain’t you in school?” Crystal leaned forward, nearly putting her head into the pickup to stare at Brinn. “I thought you were a senior this year.”

   “I quit when I turned eighteen.” Brinn sat up, puffed out their chest, and smirked.

    That’s nothing to be proud of.

 

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#1lineWed #PromoLGBTQ #Paranormal #Fantasy: Saint

Here’s another short-‘n-sweet #1lineWed post. The theme is saint. Saint Bernard, saints n’ sinners, my sainted mother, Saint Louis… here’s Stowne’s talking about Saint Brigid.

 

 

 

 

“This is a celebration to welcome the upcoming spring, of renewal, and of possibilities. Brigid is the virgin form of our Blessed Mother Earth and often referred to in modern times as Saint Brigid. This is a celebration of her, of the practical arts, of healing,” Stowne moved their eyes to Aubrey, who blushed. “of the hearth and home, of evening stories, and of smithcraft.” Stowne nodded to Dane who crossed her arms and grinned from ear to ear.

#WIP #amwriting #KeepingHouseNovel #AppalachianElementals