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    AC Benus

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    • 70 Stories
    • 31 Reviews
    • 5,908 Comments
    • 1,618,574 Words
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    With a degree in Fine Arts, and a long professional career in design, AC brings unflinching attention to detail to his writings and poetry. He strives for emotional realness in all circumstances, and excels at structure and dialogue. A love of history, philosophy, and the humanities informs his work, while having honed his craft from his adolescence has allowed him to delve into the workings of the human heart. He also has a wicked sense of humor.
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      • 2011 Poetry Anthology: Into the Unknown
      • 2012 Poetry Anthology: Cracks of Time
      • 2013 Poetry Anthology: Whispers in the Dark
      • 2014 Poetry Anthology: A Storm Is Coming
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  1. Irreverent Tales

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 10/30/2018 (Updated: 03/21/2019)

    Short Stories with an aim to skew, be askew and skewer – but all told from the heart. Awww

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  2. Translation Trashbin 7. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 10/20/2017 (Updated: 03/18/2019)

    A receptacle for my attempts at translating other poets’ work.

  3. Zero to Hero, a Guide

    By AC Benus, in Non-Fiction. 01/15/2019 (Updated: 03/02/2019)

    A step-by-step course to teach yourself the art of Writing Poetry

  4. My First French Kiss 4. The XXX Series

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 02/26/2019 (Updated: 02/26/2019)

    It’s been a while since I posted anything to my XXX Series, so without further ado, here is My First French Kiss, or A Boy and his Redhead. I hope you find it a surprisingly sweet coming of age adventure.

    **this story contains graphic sexual situations between consenting minors; three of them**

  5. Pride Month, and other Haibun 13. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Non-Fiction. 08/25/2018 (Updated: 02/02/2019)

    Pieces combining sections of prose and poetry

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  6. Borrowing a Flower Stall

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 01/21/2019 (Updated: 01/21/2019)

    Do you believe in love at first sight?

    A teen boy and his Gay best friend spot a girl in the Agora one day, and the auburn youth falls head over heels -- much to his friend's surprise. A week later, the boy has a plan to meet her and sets it into action.

    **This is an extended preview of my long poem on a classic subject. There are ten Parts to Hymenaios, or the Marriage of the God of Marriage, and this is the entirety of Part II. Please enjoy while I continue to prepare the other Parts for posting.**

  7. Slocked Affections

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 01/05/2019 (Updated: 01/05/2019)

    …previously on Mojo, things got too hot to handle at the Flying Dutchman artist's compound in Long Beach. Kohl and Assauer set the 'divorce' aside because Assauer thinks he's being followed by the donkey cult folks. Kohl and his eighteen-year-old boyfriend, Gordon, agree to quit L.A. with him and make their way to an old customer of Assauer's…

  8. A Taste of Amnesia

    By AC Benus, in Fall - Good Intentions. 11/29/2018 (Updated: 11/29/2018)

    Never has an attempt at ‘self-editing’ gone so awry.

  9. Mojo

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 01/03/2018 (Updated: 11/02/2018)

    In this send-up of Trump's America, grifters, drifters; liars, cheats and lovers; rapscallions and wags; pathicks, punks and pornstars all collide in a SoCal, Vegas and Baja California adventure to restore one man's sacred libido.

    But will he still have his twink boyfriend by the end of it…?

  10. Shojoji – a fairytale poem 12. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 08/25/2018 (Updated: 08/25/2018)

    What happens when a troupe of musically-inclined, shape-shifting badgers takes over a not-so abandoned Buddhist temple? Read this classic Japanese fairytale and find out

  11. The Spring of '90 and other poems 10. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 07/22/2018 (Updated: 07/22/2018)

    Poems written when I was 22 years old.

  12. Campfires and Starlight - a novella

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 06/04/2018 (Updated: 07/09/2018)

    Remembering summer nights and lakeside settings, best friends come together to renew their camping traditions one year after graduating high school. Lee is nervous his drunken coming out via Skype has ruined everything. But an invite and the glimmer of hope they can repair their friendship is impossible for him to turn down, especially after Lee spent a lonely year at college.

  13. Somewhere a Life with You

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 06/09/2018 (Updated: 06/12/2018)

    I post this two part Whitman-based cantata in celebration of Pride Month.

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