My contribution this week to the Rainbow Snippets meme comes from “Ghost of a Chance,” which appears in my new MM romance anthology Falling Hard: Stories of Men in Love. In this scene, Jeremy Anderson – the narrator – is studying late into the night at his university library when he hears someone singing in the stacks. He takes a break from his studies to find the voice:
The owner of the voice stood in the middle of the classics section, running his fingers along the spines as if he were reading the titles in Braille.
He must have felt my eyes on him, because he looked up. My heart did a somersault in my chest. He was a stunning marriage of both handsome and pretty, with a chiseled jaw and delicate blue eyes. His skin was so pale, it was almost luminous.
“What song is that?” I said.
Curious about the story? Here’s the summary: When shy Jeremy Anderson meets mysterious and dapper Frank at his spooky old university library, their connection is instant. Their romance waxes with the full moon—but just as quickly, Frank’s interest seems to wane. He insists that he loves spending time with Jeremy, but then why does he keep Jeremy at arm’s length? It’s a fun, slightly suspenseful story that incorporates a little Jewish folklore and a lot of first-time-falling-in-love feelings.
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