Rainbow Snippets–Dangerous Lessons

Today’s snippet is a blast back in time to the first book I published (and the first in The Yakuza and the English Teacher) Dangerous Lessons. It can be a bit cringy looking back at what you’ve written in the past, not because it isn’t any good, but you can see how far your writing has come. And, no doubt the books I’m proud of now will feel cringy later down the track 🙂


But the whole day had been a struggle. Patience a virtue he had to grab with both hands and tie it to him as he tried not to rush through the day’s lessons. A struggle to make it through his classes as an excited buzz sat beneath his skin; his legs itching to carry him out of this place and take him to Gou’s door. The twitchiness of his hands becoming more pronounced as the day dragged on, a nervousness he had never experienced before which saw him drop stacks of paper and break chalk – much to the amusement of his students. The neat tidy script he usually wrote in failed to appear as his hand shook and more than one student looked at him in confusion, not able to read what he had written on the board.


Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).

Love was never meant to be this dangerous.




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