Charli Coty

LGBTQIA+ fiction with happy endings

A wishing-for-spring snippet!


Hola and Happy Caturday!

When I went searching for a pic for today’s pinned post on Rainbow Snippets, this one made me think of the highway outside Ezra’s place in Speedbump. The trees are missing, but otherwise it could be the same one I’ve been taking creative license with since the mid-1990s. 🙂


Today’s snippet is from Speedbump and has zero spoilers–which isn’t easy, because I want to put the whole story in front of you now, not in February! Red, my washed-up musician, is the “I” here.


The next morning, I stepped out the front door of the Long residence and looked up. The day was surprisingly quiet, especially since it was already one in the afternoon. As I watched the puffy white clouds scudding across a perfect blue sky, I realized I wasn’t exactly sure what day it was.

Doesn’t matter.

A new song played in my head, and I needed to get it out before it fled.

Ha, ha. Poetry even in my thoughts.



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Have a lovely weekend!



About Charli Coty

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

11 comments on “A wishing-for-spring snippet!

  1. rhodrymavelyne
    December 9, 2017

    Sorry, I keep trying to like this post, but the ‘like’ button dislikes my phone. (rueful grin) Beautiful description mingled with character development…an excellent introduction!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. AM
    December 9, 2017

    I wonder what his new song is about.

    I could do with some puffy clouds and blue sky right about now, LOL.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Addison Albright
    December 9, 2017

    LOL…it’s hard to escape one’s passion! ♡

    Liked by 1 person

  4. rebeccacohenwrites
    December 9, 2017

    Got to get it down before it turns into an ear worm.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. P.T. Wyant
    December 9, 2017

    Love the touch of humor. (And I SOOO know the feeling of needing to get it down. I keep asking Santa for a voice activated recorder but I think I’m going to have to get my own.)

    Liked by 1 person

  6. jlmerrow
    December 9, 2017

    Heh, so true about needing to get stuff written down before it goes. Never leave the house without a notebook and pen!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. janadenardo
    December 9, 2017

    A new song played in my head, and I needed to get it out before it fled.- Oh, this is SO familiar.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Kai Tyler
    December 10, 2017

    Looks like a good day for the muse.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Nell Iris
    December 12, 2017

    Oooh, I have a thing for washed-up musicians! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  10. jlgfellers
    December 16, 2017

    “Poetry even in my thoughts.” Been there. It’s a glorious feeling. Great Snippet!


  11. Antonia Aquilante
    December 16, 2017

    Always have to write things down before they disappear! Love the snippet.


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