Happy Saturday, folk. As ever it’s snippet day. click on the picture and it will take you to the Rainbow Snippets facebook group where a variety of authors post links to bits of published works and WIPs with LGBT protagonists.
Mine is a bit unusual in that my POV character is straight – the married sister of a soldier returned from the Great War with considerable emotional and physical scars. Bethan and her husband, who are hard-pressed to run the farm even with Alwyn’s assistance, have agreed that his friend Joe can come to help out.
They had a week to prepare. If the weather had been better Bethan might have suggested that they make a start on clearing out the little house on the other side of the yard. When she had been small the cowman had lived there with his wife and two nearly grown boys. But the boys had gone to Hereford and the railway, and the cowman had passed away quite suddenly so his wife had gone back to her mam’s. Bethan remembered how proud Alwyn had been to take over the milking, but she regretted now that they had allowed the little house to get so damp and drafty. With hard frosts most nights and the wind whistling through the broken shutters it just would not do.
“It’s no matter,” Alwyn assured her they pushed the damp swollen door closed. “We’ll scour it out when the weather improves but until then Joe can share with me. We slept close often enough in the trenches.”
I’m going through this story pretty much as it comes so if you go back to the first Rainbow Snippets post you can follow it from the beginning.