Rainbow Snippets: Learning to ‘duck and cover’ from atomic bombs in the 1950s

cover of a nuclear preparedness booklet from 1950

This week’s Rainbow Snippet takes place right at the beginning of Harriet’s school year in 1951, the year the Federal Civil Defense Administration was set up to teach Americans ways to survive atomic attacks. One popular survival tactic was “duck and cover,” which began to be taught widely in schools. … Read more

Rainbow Snippet: Witches, water, and tedious summer jobs

Water & Air book cover

I recently joined the Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook, where every Saturday, readers and writers share a few lines from an LGBTQ+ work of fiction. This week, I’m sharing six sentences from “Water & Air,” an erotic modern fantasy story about a college student who is resentful of the magic that runs in her family but skipped her generation. … Read more