Rainbow Snippets, June 25-26

Hello, Snipppeteers and other visitors! I’m currently posting a serialized novel, Fidele.

Malcolm Carmichael is a WWII veteran dealing with the death of his mother, a disappointing love affair, and the ghosts who don’t leave him alone. In the next chapter, Malcolm decides to end his affair and look for something new.

So many G.I.s started families as soon as they came home, perhaps to prove that they had survived horrific circumstances and could go back to their normal lives — as if life would ever be normal again. I didn’t join them, and while I knew my family accepted me as I was I also knew they wished I could find something stable to help me put the war behind me.

Instead, I avoided it assiduously, keeping my liaisons to one night or to men who would never be available to me otherwise. The war had changed me — as surely as Daniel’s death had changed me — and I didn’t want to make anyone any promises. And I certainly wanted none made to me.

Fidele‘s Table of Contents can be found here. Chapter Three will be posted July 1st.

Rainbow snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation.

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