Rainbow Snippet February 24-25

A little more from the collection of short stories that started it all. Natalie is my favorite story in the collection. I hope you enjoy this weeks snippet. 

From Natalie: 

“I’ll take that glass of wine now.”

Liv poured a glass for Natalie and patted the barstool beside her own. Natalie turned in her seat to press her thigh against Liv’s knee.

Natalie took a sip of her wine. “Mmm. Nice choice.” She picked up Liv’s hand and kissed the palm, settling it on her thigh. Liv basked in approval as Natalie smoothed her hand over Liv’s shoulder. “Did I hurt you?”

“No more than I wanted.” Liv touched Natalie’s cheek. “No more than I’ve craved.” She dropped her head, shy after her admission.

Natalie brought her fingers up. Tilting Liv’s face to hers, she whispered against her lips. “No, love, don’t hide from me. Let me see your lovely eyes.”

Obedient, Liv looked into Natalie’s eyes, showing her desire and hoping it was all that Natalie might ever want and need.


I can never keep my posts to six sentences but Rainbow Snippet is a blast. Check out the group on Facebook. 


Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).

In this group, you’ll find anything from romance and historical fiction to mystery and YA. The common thread is that every story’s main character identifies as LGBTQ+. The snippets could range from zero flames to full-on sexytimes, anything goes content-wise. The only rule is snippets will be 6 sentences long–one for each color in the Pride flag.


Brenda Murphy writes short stories and novels. She is a member of Romance Writers of America. Her nonfiction and short fiction have been published in various collections. Her most recent novel, One was published by NineStar Press. When she is not swilling gallons of hot tea and writing, she wrangles two dogs, twins, and an unrepentant parrot. She writes about life, books, and writing on her blog, https://www.brendalmurphy.com/blog.html

Website: www.brendalmurphy.com
Facebook: Writing While Distracted

Books available at


NineStar Press


Sum of the Whole 

Dominque and Other Stories