Today’s excerpt comes from an upcoming re-release titled “Blue River.” I wrote it for a massive holiday release and the story was lost among some forty others. I got the rights back and decided to revise and expand it because it’s a damn good story.
Photographer Ethan travels back in time to 1863, where he meets Quinn, a deeply closeted gay man in a time when homosexuals were persecuted and killed. I did extensive research while writing this tale; any writer will tell you that’s a lot of fun. It’s great learning things you never knew.
The six sentences are taken from Ethan’s first night at Quinn’s farm. It’s told in first person from Ethan’s viewpoint. The original story was his, but I decided to insert additional chapters from Quinn’s PoV; I wanted to hear more from him, get his take on having this man from the future drop in on his life and completely disrupt it. Not sure when the release date is right now. You’ll know when I do.
I slept for shit. Strange place, strange bed, and I was cold as hell, even with the additional covering. I kept waking up to find myself curled into a ball under the blankets. Yes, even my head was under there, and it smelled funny, like things hadn’t been washed in a long while.
Think I was being fussy? No, I was merely a product of the 21st century, where clean clothes and showers were daily staples.
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