Rainbow Snippets: Halloween in New Orleans and a Vision in Black

Saturday means it’s time for Rainbow Snippets, the meme where readers and writers are invited to share six lines from a piece of LGBTQ+ fiction. This weekend, I’m sharing from “The Endless Knot” by Morgan Elektra in Myths, Moons, and Mayhem, a paranormal anthology of male ménage a trois that I edited. It came out earlier this month.

“The Endless Knot” is a fan-yourself-from-heat kind of tale about a fiery romance between a vampire and a werewolf that threatens to burn itself to the ground until a human teaches them to temper the flame.

This snippet takes place toward the beginning of the story. It’s Halloween night, and vampire Jackson is wandering downtown New Orleans alone when he encounters a scene-stealing human:

The mob parts, revealing a slender vision encased in tight, black couture.

Jackson freezes, unable to look away. He watches the figure slink through the throng, hips swaying to the music’s raucous rhythm, arms angled beautifully over his head as he dances between people with a laugh on his lush, crimson-painted lips.

Jackson can only take him in by degrees.

The shirt that hugs his slim upper body is a complicated weave of contrasting fabrics—leather, lace, velvet, mesh—all in shades of deepest obsidian. His hair, shaved close underneath, long on top, falls in an ebony shock over his brow, obscuring most of his face.

Except for that slick, red pout.

Jackson’s lips tingle with the imaginary press of a kiss. He swallows, throat clicking with thirst.

Morgan Elektra discovered her passion for writing at a young age, penning stories of witches, vampires, and monsters at the dining room table. After years working day jobs and moonlighting as a reviewer for popular horror website Dread Central, Morgan left the comfort of an office to follow her dreams of writing fiction. You can find out more about her at bymorganelektra.wordpress.com.

And you can read more from “The Endless Knot” in Myths, Moons, and Mayhem.


22 thoughts on “Rainbow Snippets: Halloween in New Orleans and a Vision in Black”

    • Thanks, P.T. I had to look Mitch up too, but I’m glad I did. There’s one picture in particular (he’s wearing a shirt with the words GENDER EQUALITY on it and has his fingers on his chin) that is particularly in line with how I imagine this character!


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