Rainbow Snippets is Regretting its Choices

Today’s Rainbow Snippets pic is in honour of family, so here’s a snippet from a short story of mine, Dead Shot, illustrating some of the joys of family life… 😉

Our narrator, Peter, has taken his nephew to the park and shown him how to make a bow and arrows. Then he made the mistake of closing his eyes for five minutes…

Even before the wail of “Uncle Peeeeter!” was ringing in my ears I’d jumped up from the bench. I legged it over to where I could see Kevin, a frisky-looking border collie and, last but not least, a tall, dark-haired bloke rubbing his right buttock.

You didn’t have to be a genius to work out what had happened. “Kevin! Did you shoot this man in the…” I stopped there. It was daft, really, I knew Kevin knew all the words, and he knew I knew, but I still didn’t like to use them in front of him.

“Arse?” the stranger suggested.

Kevin sniggered.

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Sometimes Cupid has his own agenda 

Carpenter Peter takes his hyperactive ten-year-old nephew to play in the park with his home-made bow and arrows—but makes the mistake of closing his eyes for a minute. Alerted by a yell of pain, he’s mortified to find that Kevin has shot a tall, handsome stranger in the rear end. Especially when Kevin suggests Peter should kiss it better!

But cultured lawyer Edward doesn’t seem to mind. An embarrassing encounter leads to a hot date—but Peter’s guilty secret about Kevin’s father could undo all Cupid’s good work, and Edward’s flair for the dramatic isn’t exactly helping!


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About jlmerrow

JL Merrow is that rare beast, an English person who refuses to drink tea. She read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, where she learned many things, chief amongst which was that she never wanted to see the inside of a lab ever again. Her one regret is that she never mastered the ability of punting one-handed whilst holding a glass of champagne. She writes across genres, with a preference for contemporary gay romance and the paranormal, and is frequently accused of humour. Find JL Merrow online at: www.jlmerrow.com
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9 Responses to Rainbow Snippets is Regretting its Choices

  1. P.T. Wyant says:

    Hmm…. Could Kevin be unwittingly playing Cupid?

    Fun snippet, although not so much for Peter…

  2. louiselyons013 says:

    Oh… ouch! I hope Peter does kiss it better 😀

  3. AM says:

    Oh, dear! Kevin doesn’t sound terribly remorseful, LOL. Here’s hoping Uncle Peter can make up for it. 😉

  4. LOL with a bit of Ow mixed in! 🙂 Although if he’s saying “Arse”, he must not be too badly hurt. 🙂 Great encounter!

  5. Jana Denardo says:

    Well that will make for the most unusual answer to the ‘how did you two meet?’ question.

  6. Poor thing! (all for a good cause, I assume) 😀

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