Rainbow Snippets: Rob Rosen tells a hilarious tale of a friendly alien invasion

Saturday means it’s time for Rainbow Snippets, the meme where readers and writers share six lines from a piece of LGBTQ+ fiction.

This weekend, I’m sharing from “Close Encounter of the Three-way Kind” by Rob Rosen in Myths, Moons, and Mayhem, a paranormal anthology of male ménage a trois that I edited that came out last month and is on sale this weekend through Cyber Monday (details below).

In this quirky comedy, the arrival of aliens from another galaxy results in a dwindling international supply of candy corn. But despite taking over two continents, they’re not as interested in invasion as consensual exploration. Alien probing never felt so good!

 person standing under UFO in beam of light at night. Photo has a peaceful rather than scary tone
Art by Photo Vision on Pixabay.

These six sentences open “Close Encounter of the Three-way Kind”:

The aliens settled in Africa and Europe—what with their love of giraffes and Alpine skiing, and all—and forced the previous inhabitants to move out. In return, they offered us a cure for cancer and put a stop to global warming. It seemed like a fair trade, all things considered, until the newly evicted neighbors, ergo a third of the planet, started arriving in droves and you realized just how necessary a daily shower and a stick of deodorant really were.

Though, to be fair, none of us really had that much say in the matter. One minute we were setting out our jack–o’–lanterns and stocking up on toilet paper for our various trickeries; the next, the sky was filled with flying saucers. Seems that 1950s Hollywood got that part right.

 image of UFO are flying saucer on yellow diamond shaped street sign

'One minute we were setting out our jack–o'–lanterns and stocking up on toilet paper for our various trickeries; the next, the sky was filled with flying saucers.' From Rob Rosen's 'Close Encounters of a Three-way Kind' #amreading Click To Tweet

Rob Rosen (http://www.therobrosen.com) is the award-winning author of eleven novels, including Midlife Crisis and Fierce, and editor of the anthologies Lust in Time, Men of the Manor, Best Gay Erotica 2015, and Best Gay Erotica of the Year, Volumes 1, 2, and 3. He has had short stories featured in more than 300 anthologies.

This weekend only, you can get the  Myths, Moons, and Mayhem ebook for half off! Just visit the the Myths, Moons, and Mayhem page on ebook retailer Smashwords by clicking the button below (the page will open in a new tab), then enter the coupon code XE86N at checkout!

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And you can check out other snippets from Myths, Moons, and Mayhem here.


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