#RainbowSnippets: Six Lines from Pacific Rimming

My contribution this week to the Rainbow Snippets meme comes from Pacific Rimming, my short MMM romance about a middle-aged married couple and a younger man who fall in love while vacationing on Vancouver Island in Canada. I recently re-released it with a new cover. This excerpt takes place in a bog near the western coast of Vancouver Island. Our narrator, Mike, and his husband, Ken, are out birdwatching when they find something more interesting—a stranger who’s peering over the side of the boardwalk, studying the plants beneath it. The stranger has just spotted them when this excerpt begins:

He gave a small wave. “Good morning. Nice day, isn’t it?”

“Sure is,” I answered.

Ken turned toward me, hiding his hands from the stranger. “See the way he’s looking at us? Totally gay. Tell him he has a nice butt.”

I rolled my eyes. “You tell him.”

“Sorry, I didn’t realize…” the young man started, and then his hands began to move clumsily, as if he were a bird trying to form shapes with the tips of his wings. “You Deaf? I know American Sign Language small.” He squeezed his palms too close together to emphasize the minuscule size of his knowledge, ignorant that his word choice and syntax had already clued us in.

Pacific Rimming is available until Feb. 15th as a free download through the MM Valentine’s Giveaway at isobelstarling.wixsite.com/books/freelove. Or you can buy it for 99¢ at online retailers. And please, check out more Rainbow Snippets on the Rainbow Snippets Facebook page or by looking for #rainbowsnippets on twitter. It’s a great way to discover new authors!

14 thoughts on “#RainbowSnippets: Six Lines from Pacific Rimming

    • Speaking a person’s language always makes a good impression, at least when it’s surprise. Well, except when you think no one around can understand what you’re saying and you say things you otherwise would not say in public. That’s my experience, at least.

      Thanks for stopping by!

    • Thank you! And yes, Vancouver Island is beautiful. This story was inspired by real places, if not by actual events I experienced. 😉

    • Thanks! In this case, I made the new home. I did the formatting with Scrivener and the publishing through Pronoun and PayHip. I write a little about PayHip on my blog yesterday if you want to check out my experience, and I’ll be writing about Pronoun, probably in the next couple weeks.

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