LGBTQIA+ fiction with happy endings
Hello Snippetteers! Well, yesterday happened. Yesterday was the one year anniversary of my accident and I basically spent it enjoying a day-long panic attack. My brain expected something equally catastrophic to happen and wasn’t above reminding me of that every thirty seconds or so. Add in my helplessness in the face of some IRL things and…well, let’s just say I’m glad yesterday is over.
Today I’m snippetting from Not the Doctor, to celebrate that my mature heroes are out of KU! It’s a little longer than 6 sentences, but it’s edited so it shouldn’t hurt much to read them. 🙂
It was almost too much to process…. I’d thought the sexy parts in my life were over, especially with someone like Kai, someone so sweet and full of life. Someone so masculine and also so tender. The sudden thought it could end when the arm healed stole my breath, made my heart pound so hard it seemed ready to burst from my chest. And that’s when a little part of my brain cleared and the room spun.
I hadn’t given much thought to what I was doing. No, that’s not quite true—in the most literal sense. All I’d been thinking about was what I was doing and who I was doing it with, but nothing further. The painkiller-haze kept me from studying the angle of the turn my life had taken and the trajectory of my feelings. All at once it hit me, though, and I realized my heart had been careening down a steep grade for five days, and I’d given no thought to the fact that my brakes were failing. Had failed.
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NOT THE DOCTOR
A moment of distraction on a lonely highway leaves middle-aged widower Joe Prescott with a broken arm and in need of surgery. He’s no stranger to long hours spent alone in his apartment, but until his arm heals, independence will be a luxury. Joe is used to helping others and doesn’t realize the strength it takes to accept a helping hand, especially from the neighbor he’s had a crush on since he moved in.
Kai Hosino, “retired” chef, lives with his elderly Aunt Tilly so they can help each other navigate life with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Kai is drawn to the silver fox next door, but his painful history of falling for straight men makes him hesitant to take a chance.
A SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE
Jake McKynnie, middle-aged jazz musician, has the chops to solo—in every sense of the word. He’s living a lonely life in LA, convinced that’s the best he can expect. DJ, the boy who calls him Dad, turns up the day after his high school graduation like a sucker punch from the past. DJ grew up in a small Oregon town with his mom and stepdad, but now he’s come to Los Angeles with big dreams of becoming an actor. He’s not above doing a little matchmaking for his lonely father while he’s at it. Their celebratory trip to the salon could be the catalyst for Jake’s duet with the enigmatic stylist, Mason. If Mason sticks around long enough to replace the ghost from Jake’s past.
2nd Edition: both stories were previously published under the name Charley Descoteaux, content has not been updated substantially.
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