February 13th, 2016

kept tears

Rainbow Snippets

Hopefully I'll be able to comment more this week. I only made it half way through last week as I took a serious fall on Sunday and screwed up my bad knee. Sitting at the desk top or balancing the laptop was very painful (and still is. I made a mess...)

If you'd like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It's been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! Watch your TBR pile grow. Comments are love.

For today, something a little different. This is from my last NaNo novel pathetically titled Behind Blue Eyes (because I had to call the file name something!). It's SF. For context, Kaleo was born in a prison slum. This galaxy puts its worse criminals in a prison city (think Escape from New York). Kaleo was born there. He thinks he's signed up for a program of indentured servitude that after a few years will earn him a citizen ID chip and he'll be free (as he's done no crime). Instead he's been basically kidnapped by Toymakers who use the young people born in the slums (and the poor citizens who are out of options) as sex slaves. The wealthy people who buy the Toys think they are willing courtesans trading sex for being kept in great surroundings with all their needs cared for. The reality is after a year or more of being mentally broken down and trained to accommodate almost any fetish, the now-docile Toys face a life at the mercy of their masters/mistresses and their own altered bodies (ramped up endocrine systems, hyper sexual states induced by pin point neural alterations. It's not exactly a romance (but eventually will have a HEA/HFN ending)

And oh, I seem incapable of completing thought in 6 sentences so here's 7 (hangs head). Meet Kaleo.

Kaleo couldn’t breathe. Toy training. The bogeyman every slum parent told their unfortunate offspring. Be good or the Confederation doctors will make you into a Toy. Everyone knew what happened to the Toys. None of the kids believed it was real. When the first man pinned him down, Kaleo realized his bladder had let go.