Six Sentence Sunday: Under The Lights

For this week’s Six Sentence Sunday, a little snippet of a little snippet. I’ve starting developing/writing a new story (which may become this year’s NaNo project), working title Under the Lights, so here’s an introduction to friends and high school football teammates Josh and Derrick:

Derrick tried not to stare at the way the skin-tight shirt stretched across Josh’s broad chest. Averting his gaze to meet Josh’s, he caught Josh’s gaze sliding away just as quickly from Derrick’s bare skin.

A jolt ran through him. He’d known for a year that Josh was gay, but it had taken him longer than that to figure out his own feelings for his friend. He still wasn’t sure he was a hundred percent gay—a gorgeous woman could still turn his head—but all it took was one look at Josh for both his heart and his body to react.

He just hadn’t decided what to do about it yet.

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5 responses to “Six Sentence Sunday: Under The Lights

  1. Mmmm… Interesting scenario. Are they good friends? If they’ve been chums for a while it might be hard for them to break those barriers and get together. Friendship is a tough deterrent for romance — there’s always the risk that you’ll lose the relationship you already have and the new, romantic, one won’t work out either. I’m worried about these two 😦

  2. Oh nice 6. Want more!

  3. Awww… very nice six! Even that little snippet was enough to make me really relate to Derrick. I’m rooting for him!

  4. Yay! A fellow Nano-er.

    God, there is so much tension in these 6 sentences. I should take notes.