In celebration of Halloween and the harvest, my contribution this week to the Rainbow Snippets meme comes from Ghost of a Chance, a paranormal M/M romance short story. It features Judaism, ghosts, and a dapper young fella who loves to croon along with Sammy Davis Jr.
When shy Jeremy Anderson meets mysterious and dapper Frank at his 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?
The full moon was so bright we barely needed the battery-powered lantern we’d brought to light the sukkah. Frank appeared just before dinner, as I’d told him to, wearing a green polo and a light V-neck sweater with argyle diamonds on the front. He looked much sharper than the rest of us in our sweatshirts and hoodies. I swooned internally.
My friend Karen gave me a significant look from her corner of the sukkah, and then a quick smile. He’s hot, she mouthed when Frank looked away to talk to one of the others.
Ghost of a Chance is now available
from Torquere Press and other e-book retailers or as part of the Harvest Moon anthology as part of my anthology Falling Hard: Stories of Men in Love [updated Feb. 2017]. Treat yourself for Halloween!
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