Rainbow Snippets is a facebook group where members post six sentences of a LGBT work, their own or in promotion of someone else, together with a link to the group page. The link to this post is then posted on the group page.

The idea is that readers go to the thread and sample the work of multiple authors then have the opportunity to open discussions with the authors either on their post or generally.

Personally, I am the most interested in discussions with those who have, or who are interested in reading my work, and there is plenty of it out there free here, on my blog or on http://www.gayauthors.org/index.html I love to talk to people and would like to think I’m approachable enough for anyone to talk to me. I’d be upset to think I wasn’t.


This week’s sentences come from  a WIP, Kiss Me Kade, which is a short story for an anthology to be put together later this year by the inimitable Miss Rian Duran. I believe there are still opportunities to join the project if anyone is interested.

The project is to write a story between 3k and 8k based (no matter how loosely) on a Shakespeare play. The stories will be edited by Petra Howard from Dragonsfly Edits then collated into an anthology. All proceeds from the anthology will go to It Gets Better Project a charity for troubled LGBT youth.

My story is based on the Shakespeare play The Taming of the Shrew and the title comes from the 1953 film Kiss me Kate with Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson, which was also based on the play.

A very very brief summary of the play is that Lucentio wants to marry Beatrice but her father won’t let her marry unless her older sister Kathryn (Kate) is married first. Lucentio enlists the aid of his friend Petruchio to marry Kate and leave the field free to Lucentio to woo Beatrice. Kate is headstrong and willful and Petruchio resorts to tough measures including withholding sleep and food for days and basically brainwashing in order to ‘tame’ Kate and make her totally submissive. Yeah, lovely guy! My Pete isn’t quite so bad – not quite.

Kade met Pete’s eyes and, again, electricity sparked between them. Panic surged through him and he started to struggle again. No way. No way was he submitting to Pete or to anyone else. “Let me go. Just let me go.” The panic brought a different dimension to the struggle and he lost control, clawing at Pete, kicking him, anything to get away, to get free.


If anyone is interested in joining the project please pm Rian. The submission deadline is May so you have time