I missed the deadline to do the official six sentence Sunday (again!), but I thought I’d share another snippet from Swimming the Distance from the Going for Gold anthology which released on Friday from MLR. One of the things that I really love is figuring out how my characters see each other. This is how Bohdan sees Kyle:
That got a genuine smile from Kyle at last and some of the tightness in Bohdan’s chest eased. When he smiled, Kyle looked younger and mischievous — like a misplaced Weasley sibling from Harry Potter. The preppy, gay Weasley — his styled red hair, designer green pullover, and expensive loafers were a contrast to Bohdan’s decades-old jeans and sponsor-donated sneakers. Kyle embraced his preferences — from cashmere to Shaker furniture to subway tile. It was that enthusiasm, the absolute comfort Kyle had in his own skin that had first drawn Bohdan in.