Sunday, May 6, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

Welcome to my SSS! For the month of May, I'm highlighting sentences from a short story that released two years ago, a contemporary gay erotica piece called Yesterday's Names. It's the story of Jonathan Lynch, a teacher who goes to Italy for a very special purpose. It's not as easy to face as he hoped, though.

Nothing says procrastination better than a trip to a local bar.

I can’t even say it was an arbitrary choice. I spent fifteen minutes Googling gay bars in Rome—fifteen wasted minutes, I might add, since my command on the Italian language consists mostly of tourist phrases I’d picked up to help me on my trip and not the ability to read conversational reviews posted by other desperate gay men.

All right, the desperate part of that description is probably obvious transference on my part. It’s been a stressful couple of months. I’m not feeling as nice as I usually try to be.


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15 comments:

Linda Morris said...

Makes me wonder why he's so desperate and why he's under stress. His reading reviews of a gay bar in a language he doesn't really understand is a telling detail that underscores his desperation. Great six!

Dee Carney said...

Oh! I like him already!

Kate said...

I love that last line. Such a great insight into his character. Lovely six!

Veronica Scott said...

Interesting set up, much to think about as far as this character. Very well done six!

Sarah Ballance said...

I adore the humor in this! Leaves many questions, and does so with great voice. Fab!

sue said...

Love the title! and the situation. Hope some of the men speak English, though myabe body language will suffice...

Cate Masters said...

Great voice to this character. Wonderful interior monologue, too. Really makes me feel for him, and the last bit hooked me.

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

I agree with Cate, terrific voice and characterization. I hope he climbs out of that hole soon.

J.C. Martin said...

Poor Jonathan. But I'm loving his voice.

Paula Martin said...

Intriguing setup, look forward to finding out more.

patonlorraine said...

Love his voice! Your six makes me wonder why he is procrastinating. And I'm curious about what happens next.

Christine Warner said...

Wonderful internals...you painted a great picture of his personality!

diannehartsock said...

You have a wonderful way of making your characters real. I want to know all about him now. Why so desperate and lonely? Who is he? Can't wait to read more. :)

JoAnne Kenrick said...

very natural...love the voice...love him!! Fab six xx

K.E. Saxon said...

Poor guy! I wonder where he ends up? Probably somewhere ver-ver sexy, LOL! Great six!!