Happy Saturday! It’s officially summer vacation. Yay! I had my moment of sentimentality at my older child finishing middle school. I can hardly believe I’ll have a high schooler in the fall. He’ll be at the same building (it’s grades 6-12), but there’s still something about it that feels like a big deal.
Today’s snippet is still from Nightsong, but I think I’ve teased everyone enough. Time for Izzy and Nate to meet. Well, sort of—this is the setup. They’re both performing in a fundraiser at their favorite LGBTQ+ bar, Grand Slam. Izzy’s a drag queen, and this is in his POV. The others mentioned here are: Brunhilde the Great (the emcee), Nate (the “gorgeous baritone”), and his roommates, Jamie (the “tiny wisp”) and Mack (“a lot of tattoos”).
There was a bit of fumbling and several exchanges of “excuse me” in the doorway while Brunhilde exited and three other people came in. Izzy sucked in a breath when he saw them. One was the gorgeous baritone he’d seen the last time he performed as TaTa. Up close, the man appeared considerably younger than Izzy had thought when watching him from the stage. The second was a tiny wisp of a man so attractive it almost set Izzy’s teeth on edge. He wasn’t really Izzy’s type, but he had the polished shine of someone who could have been paid for his good looks. Behind them traipsed a third man with dark hair and a lot of tattoos.
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