Monday, March 12, 2018

Tuesday Tales - Picture Prompt

It`s time for Tuesday Tales.

Today we have a snippet from A Star-Crossed Christmas, which is a Cayuga Cougars holiday shot that will be in a hockey holidays anthology at the end of the year.

This week is our picture prompt and all snippets must be 300 words or thereabouts.

This story may have gay erotic scenes, strong social issues addressed and mature language. If those things offend now is the time to move onto another Tuesday Tales blog. Thanks for stopping by!

“Remember when we were at that away game of yours and…”

That was how the whole meal went. Talking over the people we’d gone to school with, where they were now and what they were doing. Rehashing the good times, laughing over the stupid shit we’d done as teenagers. Our steaks came and were eaten, our wine arrived and was drank, the conversation never hitting a dip or skidding to a halt like with a stranger. We knew each other so well. We were friends, closer than friends, to be honest. I wasn’t sure what came after close friends on the intimacy scale. Lovers? Partners? Soul Mates? Would any of those ever apply to us?

“Hey, you drifted again.” Shaun reached around the candle and the empty plate that had held a slice of coconut cream pie. He placed his hand over mine. I smiled and turned my hand over, the back on the linen tablecloth, my palm touching his. “Where were you?”

“Just thinking about what comes next.” I studied our hands, the way our fingers were so similar. Long and strong, short nails, some scars. Masculine hands.

“We talk about some things.”

My sight lifted. His eyes were beautiful. “I’m negative and always use condoms even if the woman says she’s on the pill because I do not want kids now.”

“Okay, well, I was going to save that for a time when we weren’t surrounded by strangers, but cool. Me too except for the women and birth control pill bit.”

I threw a fast look at the people closest to us. No one seemed to have heard my announcement. Someone opened the front door, the cold air felt wonderful.

“Sorry, I just figured that was talk number one for gay guys.”

“It’s right up there. I was leaning more toward opening with how we think we can have more when I’m headed to Aspen tomorrow for a week-long competition while you go back to New York State.”

Copyright 2018 ©by V.L. Locey


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LeeAnn Pratt said...

Nerves will do that to you,lol

Jean Joachim said...

Love the way these guys talk to each other. Curious to see how they're going to deal with the geography obstacle.

Susanne Matthews said...

Nicely done.

Tricia Andersen said...

I love the honest conversation between each other even though the last line broke my heart. Great job!

Cathy Brockman said...

Awe that was sweet but kinda sad

Trisha Faye said...

A perfect scene! I love their communication and the way you weave the narrative and dialog seamlessly.

V.L. Locey said...

Thank you all so much!

Jillian said...

Great scene this week.

Flossie Benton Rogers said...

The interaction between them is so interesting. I love the contrast and the connection as well.