Six Sentence Sunday: In Your Eyes

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.

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Six Sentence Sunday–Meet Kyle & Bohdan

I missed the deadline to do the official six sentence Sunday, but I thought I’d share the opening of Swimming the Distance from the Going for Gold anthology which comes out on August 31st from MLR.

“So you’re straight now, is that it?” Kyle tried to keep his eyes on the road and his mind off the raw hurt eating away at his stomach lining. He’d memorized Bohdan’s answers to “25 Questions for 25 Hot Olympians,” but now he needed to get the facts from the source. He flipped on his blinker and merged the car into the I-93 traffic.

“Don’t start.” Bohdan looked out at the Boston skyline, eyes hidden behind mirrored sunglasses and everything else locked down behind the firm set of his jaw and don’t-mess-with-me attitude.

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