I forgot about this yesterday so I’ll have to do some catching up with all the fabulous snippets posted on the Facebook Group where a collection of authors – about 30 of them – post approx six sentences of published books or works in progress with LGBTQA protagonists. If you’d like to see some too, click the little picture above and look for the pinned post.
I’m continuing with Calon Lan, a story set during the Great War about a gay love affair observed by the naive sister of one of the protagonists, but wonder if you’d like a change for next week? I can offer historical or contemporary, published and waaaay more unpublished. Or I can carry on with this one.
[Bethan] also hoped God would forgive her for hating the war – this justified war, because one could not give in to bullies and barbarians – and hating what it had done to her menfolk. Alwyn’s wounds were easy to see, but Nye carried his own hurts. On market day or on Sunday after chapel, people talk and don’t always look round to see who is near before they speak and Bethan had heard things said, some hard and some sneering. She had no doubts, none at all, but there were those who speculated that Nye might have been a bit too quick to agree to stay behind. The day was sharp in her mind, when Alwyn had said, “One of us should go, so let it be me.” His smile had been so merry. “It’s the only chance I’ll ever get to see France and I promise I’ll be back in time for lambing!”