Unwilling to Be Yours

Welcome to Rainbow Snippets! Every Saturday, six sentences of LGBTQ+ fiction are posted and shared. They can be your own. They can be someone else’s. They just need to be LGBTQ+.

OK, I’m starting a little early. It’s still Friday for me. It’s Saturday for Charli, though. She’s just posted a beautiful image for this week’s Rainbow Snippets. (heart) I simply cannot resist it. I must reach out and respond!

To see this lovely image for yourself, as well as read a wide variety of samples from LGBTQ+ fiction, go to


I’m feeling pretty stoked to continue Unwilling to Be Yours, too. It’s one of the preludes to Stealing Myself From Shadows, my NaNoWriMo project.

Stealing Myself From Shadows is the first book in my Tales of the Navel/The Shadow Forest series. I wrote a workable draft for it in NaNoWriMo 2015, winning a victor’s badge in the process. Since that time, I’ve put aside my manuscript, although it’s continued to haunt me. I decide to be rebellious and revise this NaNo instead of rough drafting.

Which means lots of time spent in the Navel and the Shadow Forest. I’ve just spent this evening with Juno, visiting ‘Brie’s shop where she revealed…a few things. :)=

It’s time to return to the second prelude to this book and getting to know poor Peter, while he gets to know the Navel and Christopher.

Last Wednesday, he tried to convince Christopher that ‘Waiting for Rebirth’ was an evil, bad painting, only to end up *really* putting his foot into it. (wry grin)


“Christopher can be overly sensitive, I’ll admit,” Gabrielle said. Her voice was soft, nonjudgmental. “Especially when it comes to Damian.”

“Why do I feel like I deserved that come back?” My own voice sounded embarrassingly thick. “Even if I did save him.”

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