Charli Coty

LGBTQIA+ fiction with happy endings

A slinky snippet…

Hi all! Today I’m sharing another snippet from Torque, my bi-ace-trans poly love story.

Last week Scotty got his time in the spotlight (you can read it here). This snippet is from Mick’s POV. His car, a 1972 VW Bug, has quit on him–again–and just as he’s getting it sorted someone pulls up behind him.


The sight of the dirty white truck jump-started his heart rate before she even opened the door. Mercy got out of the cab and pushed the door closed with a thunk. She took a short moment to look him over and then approached. Her walk reminded him of Tom’s, slinky like a predator’s. He reminded himself not to tell her that, though. In Mick’s admittedly limited experience, women didn’t appreciate being compared to pets, and he didn’t want to be that kind of a jerk anyway.


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Sometimes letting things get complicated is the best way to figure it all out.

Mick Randall is on the run, from the biker culture he grew up in and his impossible vision of love. Alaska should be far enough to escape his old life—until he rolls into a wrecking yard and gets lost in a pair of pale, bottle-green eyes.

Scotty Bell has spent years learning to channel his fiery temper into the heat of a welding torch. His sexual heat has always been slower to ignite, but one look at Mick rouses confusion alongside desire. In all his life, he’s only been attracted to one other person—his best friend, Mercy Taylor.

Mick lands a temporary job at the yard, and finds an uneasy crash pad at Scotty’s place, where the ragged ends of his emotions get tangled up in Scotty and Mercy’s relationship.

But when Mick hears a Harley engine from his past bearing down on him, his first instinct is to go back to the half-life he’d been living, lest his secrets destroy the only two people who’ve ever made him feel whole.

Warning: Contains references to abuse, subversive ideas about sexual identity and gender expression, and a free-range bisexual on a mission.


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Torque is the Second Edition of a story previously published under 
the pen name Charley Descoteaux. Content has not been updated 


About Charli Coty

Charli has survived droughts, earthquakes, and floods, but couldn’t make it through one day without stories.

9 comments on “A slinky snippet…

  1. P.T. Wyant
    March 18, 2017

    Great visuals. And he is a wise man. LOL

    Liked by 1 person

    • Charli Coty
      March 18, 2017

      Thanks! Yeah, Mick’s instincts are usually pretty reliable.I wouldn’t mind being compared to a cat as long as it’s a cool one like Tom, but I’m an anomaly. 😉

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  2. rhodrymavelyne
    March 18, 2017

    Heh, Mercy is reminding me a bit of Duessa. 🙂


  3. Jana Denardo
    March 18, 2017

    Mick you are a wise man.


  4. Addison Albright
    March 18, 2017

    Love that predatory walk! 🙂


  5. debbiemcgowan
    March 18, 2017

    I think I might like being compared to a predator…maybe not a pet predator, though. 😉 VW Bugs…great little cars…to look at from afar. Also a great snippet. I do like Mick.


  6. AM
    March 18, 2017

    LOL! Yeah, wise choice, Mick.

    I love VW Bugs, but (showing my age here) I still associate them with the original Herbie the Love Bug movies, haha! I was obsessed with them when I was a kid and wanted my family to own a Bug.


  7. Nell Iris
    March 19, 2017

    Ah, but a predator isn’t a pet. Compare me to a tigress any day, and I’ll show you my claws! 😀


  8. Antonia Aquilante
    March 25, 2017

    Love the description.


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