Saturday, November 24, 2018

A kiss that silences the crowd. Read a #WeWriWa snippet from TAYRYM #scifiromance #gayromance #newrelease #reading


Hello and welcome to another Weekend Writing Warriors post!

Thank you to everyone who came to visit me last weekend! TAYRYM, the fourth Galactic Defenders story, is now available! 

Set-up: In last week's snippet, Tayrym and Guri were talking more about nicknames and regretting they didn't get together sooner. I'm skipping ahead quite a bit this weekend to when both young men graduate from school. Just a couple days before Tayrym is set to leave. (This is in Guri's POV.)

Though graduating meant little to him, he knew Tayrym was excited about the ceremony, looked forward to his limited day cycles of freedom before he left the planet.

Guri cheered as loud as possible as his Tay Tay received a diploma. And when Tayrym passed him with a shy smile on his way back to his seat, Guri couldn’t help but pull him in for a kiss. Nothing intimate like what they’d shared on his bed. Just a quick peck on the lips. But enough to silence the crowd.

Realizing his mistake, Guri let go of Tayrym and sat down. Regardless of who already knew about their relationship, there was still shock among the audience, their whispered opposition growing louder and louder.

Tayrym bolted back to his seat while Guri tried to make himself as small as possible. Yet that didn’t take the audience’s attention off them.

(Author's note: They receive a lot of objection on their planet for being in a relationship, especially from Tayrym's mother. Not from Queen Lalia or Prince Bryce though. They fully support the couple. I won't be sharing any snippets from that section of the story, so wanted to let you know to understand the context.)

Tayrym has dreamed of becoming a Galactic Defender since meeting the infamous Bryce when he was just a boy. Finally an adult and awaiting the day cycle he is set to leave for training, Tayrym learns his long-time crush shares his affections. Now, he’s unsure whether he wants to leave, which dream matters more.

With the threat of being sent away for his sexuality haunting him, Guri keeps his feelings for his former classmate to himself. Even with a new progressive ruler on Hemera, he still hides his attraction to the young man. But when he catches the other shadowing him, Guri decides to take a chance. The only problem is, the man of his desire is leaving the planet soon. Possibly forever.

With obstacle after obstacle in their path, will Tayrym and Guri ever have a chance to be happy together? Or are they destined to fulfill their dreams light years apart?


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18 comments:

  1. This future is no more enlightened than our present, it seems.

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    1. On this planet, very true. That is why Tayrym is anxious to leave. As a Defender, it will not be an issue. Not even questioned.

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  2. I agree with Ed's comment.
    Tweeted.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, another reason they kept their feelings to themselves for so long.

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  3. They will have to fight their way. Exceptional snippet.

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  4. Interesting snippet. Surprising he'd forget himself in such a public place, if he wasn't intending to make a statement BUT I love how happy he was for Tayrim!!! Really a good snippet...

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    1. Thank you, Veronica! His excitement got the better of him. Their closest friends know, but they've managed to keep their relationship from others. Until now.

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  5. Oh how quickly joy can turn to fear. I hope they don't suffer any backlash.

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    1. Yes, it can. They do, and while this book has a happily ever after ending, not everyone is happy at the end of the story.

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  6. Oooo very interesting! Wonder if that quick kiss will have larger consequences...

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    1. Thank you, Amy. Yes, things will not be the same for them after this evening. They have some big decisions to make.

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  7. Very emotional, tense and scary snippet as all look on and judge! I feel for them.

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  8. Thank you, Karen! Yes, very tense indeed.

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  9. Perhaps not the best place to out their relationship but the heart isn't always as wise as the head. Nice scene, Jessica!

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    1. Thank you, Nancy! Yes, he should have remembered where he was, but it's too late for that now.

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  10. Poor guy. He was so happy for Tayrym. The kiss was a natural response. Too bad it was in the wrong place. Also, what a shame that the general public didn't have the Queen & Prince's attitude. Not exactly an enlightened society.

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    1. No, Hemera has always been a bit behind. Even more than some places on Earth. But, Queen Lalia and Prince Bryce are trying to change that.

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