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This week I could use a little feed-back! I’m writing a story for the GoodReads M/M Romance promt this year. What do you think of this beginning? Does it make you yawn or want to read more? I don’t want to disappoint the reader who entered the picture I chose!
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Luke pushed through the locker room doors, letting them slam shut behind him with a satisfying thunk that echoed off the tiled showers. Goddamn Gabe. Two weeks until playoffs and his Right Forward and supposedly ‘ace in the hole’ player was letting his game slip. Probably hadn’t stepped foot on a soccer field all week.
His gaze shot across the room at a burst of jeering laughter from the group gathered at the showers. Shit. The toughness that made Gabe a killer on the field also made him dangerous to cross and a fucking bully to the less skillful players on the team. In Gabe’s mind, that pretty much included everyone.
He couldn’t see who the target was this time and skirted the upright lockers. Riley, his new Left Guard, stood under a shower rinsing shampoo from his hair as if he couldn’t hear the vicious remarks being aimed at him. Luke groaned, not only for the harassment but also at the way his dick jumped as he watched the white suds slide down a slim back towards a sweet little ass.
He jerked his head up at Gabe’s words, “And the little faggot can’t kick a ball more than ten feet. Don’t know why Ackley let him on the team in the first place.”
Luke clenched his hands and stepped up to the group, glaring at Gabe. “Shut your mouth.” His voice was even, but there was no denying the threat in his tone.
Gabe gave him a startled look, then a sneer crossed his ruddy face. “Or what? You know his playing sucks. As captain I’d think you’d be happy to be rid of the queer and his equally pathetic boyfriend.”