Today’s snippet is a shameless plug. My short story, Raffled Kiss is part of the upcoming Dreamspinner’s Anthology One Pulse to be release this coming Monday, September 19th. All proceeds will be donated to LGBT organizations in central Florida.
“Hey, guys!” someone called from the door, and they all turned. “If you all aren’t too busy, I’m selling tickets for the First Kiss raffle,” a junior sailor added.
As if no one had talked, Jones continued to the regulation couch by the grinder, and Walters grabbed a magazine before standing beside Daniel. The sailor looked over expectantly, but no one acknowledged him.
“Come on, guys. It’s tradition, you know? The sailor and the nurse kissing in Time Square? End of World War II? All the romance and shit? Plus, we get more money for the Christmas party.”
Just like his sister, dad, and granddaddy before him, Daniel Matthews married his high school sweetheart and joined the Navy. That he had the choice to marry a man after the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was a slight difference. Being apart from his husband more often than not might be a given, but winning the First Kiss raffle was a prank gone right.
Since they met during freshman year, Ford Jennings knew his future husband’s dreams—to join the military and serve his country. Waiting pier side with a cameraman capturing his every move might be a requirement, but the chance to show others that love triumphs over any obstacle is an opportunity of a lifetime.
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