A bonding snippet…

RSMMmedHola Snippetteers!

Hope you’re having a great day, where ever you are! This weekend I’ll be working on edits for an urban fantasy that’s due out next year and am still writing BH#6, which will be done by the end of the month if i have to forgo sleep for the whole last week!


I’m sharing from Safe House (Buchanan House: Book Four). Kyle cooked dinner at his father’s house and they’re having a rare conversation that hasn’t descended into an argument.

It’s over six sentences, but when I tried to find something to post I ended up reading a few pages and forgetting to watch out for a good snippet. And then I did it again. *lol* It’s been a little while since i’ve been able to fully participate in Rainbow Snippets so i hope you’ll all forgive me for the long snippet if i bribe you with comments on yours. 😀


“I would like to go to the beach retreat—Buchanan House.”

He’s been thinking about saying that for a while. “Why?”

“Why not? I haven’t taken a vacation in twenty-two years. It’s right on the beach, and I want to support your friends.”

“They’re doing okay, Dad.”

“Would I have to be gay to go?”

“No.” Kyle tried to think of a reason his father shouldn’t go to Buchanan House, but he couldn’t come up with anything that didn’t sound offensive in one way or another.

“So if I make a reservation, it’s okay with you?”

Kyle squirmed under his father’s gaze. “You don’t need my permission or approval.”

“No. But if you’d rather I didn’t go….”

“How about if I call and see what kind of events are coming up and when they have room?” It took a little effort, but Kyle managed not to drop his gaze from his father’s. It wasn’t easy to think about the things that went on at Buchanan House—everything he’d personally done there—with his father staring right at him.

“We could go together!” Ken Shimoda had rarely looked so delighted, so Kyle didn’t have the heart to deny him. If they took a weekend at the coast, it would be a bonding experience. Not exactly the venue Kyle had envisioned for doing that kind of thing with his father, but there were worse places.

“Um… sure. Let me work on it.”


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7 thoughts on “A bonding snippet…

  1. Ohhhhh, boy. Awkward father-son bonding time ahead, it seems. I love this: “Kyle tried to think of a reason his father shouldn’t go to Buchanan House, but he couldn’t come up with anything that didn’t sound offensive in one way or another.” LOL…been there.

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