Rainbow Snippets – 22/1/22 – Shadowboxing


Rainbow Snippets is a group who post 6 sentences each week from LTBTQ+ fiction or a book rec. Check out the FB page for more. #RainbowSnippets

This week’s snippet is from Shadowboxing, book 1 of my WWII Echoes Rising series.

The expected lecture from his father over their conversation the night before hadn’t gone well either. Although their argument was due in part to his own lack of sleep and irritability, Kristopher still wondered why he bothered attempting to talk to his father in these situations. Neither he nor his father ever compromised their viewpoints to reach an agreement, and in this particular instance, it was sheer luck his father hadn’t turned him over to the authorities after some of the comments he’d made. Kristopher was skating on thin ice, and they both knew it. One more argument, and the fact they were family wouldn’t matter. His father’s loyalty would be to the Fatherland and the “greater good.”

About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at https://annebarwell.wordpress.com
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11 Responses to Rainbow Snippets – 22/1/22 – Shadowboxing

  1. Yikes! His father sounds scary!

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  2. jeffbaker307 says:

    A lot of 30s/40s marching music is playing through my head…

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  3. P.T. Wyant says:

    Kristopher doesn’t seem to be in a good situation. Time to cut his father out of his life?

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  4. janadenardo says:

    This argument with a father feels too familiar

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  5. aldreaalien says:

    Uh oh. Maybe he should get out of there before his father makes that choice.

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