Rainbow Snippet for 3-23-2019

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Picking up from last week’s snippet from a neglected WiP. The boys have been stranded on a deserted street in a winter storm, turned away by a church shelter because they’re gay.  They’ve been rescued by a woman across the street. This is unedited, so in the words of our fearless leader, “Squint.”


“Come,” she said, beckoning for them to follow. “You can tell me your story later but for now let’s get you a hot shower and some clean dry clothes.”

They followed her down a set of stairs into a finished basement. 

“Showers,” she said, pointing. “You’ll find everything you need in the locker room. And in here,” she opened a door, “are clothes. Help yourselves. Just throw your wet things in the hamper — I’ll do laundry later or in the morning. Come upstairs when you’re done.” She turned to them and smiled. “You are safe here,” she assured them.

“What do you think, Tommy?” Alex asked after she had left them. 








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7 responses to “Rainbow Snippet for 3-23-2019

  1. Even if she is too good to be true (I’m guessing she is trying to help them, even if Alex and Tommy aren’t sure yet), I still like her better than the bigot. (wry grin)

  2. Saying the words “you are safe,” doesn’t mean they are. I’m cautiously hopeful for them, though.

  3. I think she might be saving their lives!

  4. smithandskarry1

    Hm, having spent my later teen years on the streets I wouldn’t trust this kind of set up at all – people always want something in return in my experience. I really hope that’s not the case here though and that our boys have found a safe haven for a while…

  5. This seems too easy, a convenient rescue just when things get tough and she’s so well set up for them… I hope they’re okay, but I dunno.

  6. I’m hoping she’s what she seems, but I still have a bad feeling.

  7. Here’s hoping she’s for real.

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