Two Guys From Vancouver #rainbowsnippets

RAINBOW SNIPPETS (1)Welcome to Rainbow Snippets! Today Val realizes that three is a crowd in Two Guys from Vancouver, my story for the Shakespeare Anthology, A Summer’s Day, coming later this year.

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A wave crashed with force on the shore and Val turned his attention to the ocean shining golden with the setting sun. A hot guy jogged by, seagulls cried on the still air. Still not enough to distract him from the couple chatting beside him. When they began to kiss, he’d had enough. Climbing to his feet, he strolled down to the water’s edge. A wave broke and he watched the foaming water climb the beach, shivered when it reached his toes. It had been a fantastic day, warm and lazy, hours spend in idle conversation or contented silence with his best friend while the sun crossed the sky. Now he felt tired and achy, with a two hour drive home ahead of him.


Valentine has been watching Preston date man after man with never more than a brotherly hug for him. Finally, despairing that Preston will ever love him in return, Val moves from Vancouver, WA to Portland, OR to finish college, hoping the distance will take him out of Preston’s orbit. He ends up renting a room in a house near Portland State, and meets the glorious Silver, a man with problems of his own, who just might be his answer.

Unexpectedly, Preston follows him to Portland, leaving his lover Julian behind. Heartbroken, Julian and a friend hit the night clubs in Portland, hoping for distraction. Dressed as a woman, Julian turns lots of heads, but when Preston shows up at the same club and steals his heart yet again, Julian wonders if he should give Preston a second chance.

Silver and Valentine are at the same club, where it finally comes home to Val that Preston will never return his love. And the enigmatic Silver has disappeared onto the dancefloor. Alone and hurting, Val meets a group of men, who, after hearing his story, declare him the king of their broken hearts club. As Val toasts with them, he wonders if he’ll ever find a love of his own, or will his life become as tragic as any of the Shakespearean plays he loves so well.

About diannehartsock

Author of paranormal/suspense, fantasy/adventure, m/m romance and anything else that comes to mind. Oh, and a floral designer.
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8 Responses to Two Guys From Vancouver #rainbowsnippets

  1. Jana Denardo says:

    It’s a really nice look at his day.

  2. Beautiful imagery! 🙂

  3. AM says:

    I like the sense of longing and weariness at the end there.

  4. Very gentle, romantic scene.

  5. P.T. Wyant says:

    Fantastic day, but with what sounds like a less than fantastic end — weariness and sadness.

  6. velvetpanic says:

    sad and tired and with a long drive ahead, poor guy…

  7. Alexa Milne says:

    Lovely image. I love that feeling of sand between your toes as you paddle in the sea.

  8. I know I’m going to love this story

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