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  1. AC Benus
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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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  1. Same Love (Co-Author)

    By D.K. Daniels, in Fiction. 04/26/2020 (Updated: 05/02/2020)

    Escape the current world with heartfelt romance, comedy, and drama during this trying time with a collection of shorts to tide you over. Same Love is a compendium offered from us to all of you to enjoy during this pandemic. Each chapter will be a new author with exciting narratives on offer.

    (Stories by @AC Benus , @Brayon, @Comicality, @D.K. Daniels, @Mikiesboy, @Thorn Wilde, and @Wayne Gray) - New Stories Daily

  2. The Thousandth Regiment

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 07/31/2019 (Updated: 10/22/2019)

    Poems of suffering and peace from a nearly forgotten master. Hans Ehrenbaum-Degele was killed in action in July, 1915, 26 years of age. His partner and friends brought out his Das Tausendste Regiment ("The Thousandth Regiment") posthumously in 1917. Whether or not his work has been ignored because he was Gay, it's time to bring his name forward and place it with the other great WW1 poets, where he has always belonged.

  3. Hymenaios, or the Marriage of the God of Marriage

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 07/16/2019 (Updated: 09/16/2019)

    Two eighteen-year-old boys find the love of their life; one with a girl, and the other with a sexy poet.

    Come explore the vibrantly pulsing world of the ancient Greeks, their lives, their customs and their divinities. Fun, adventure and a little gender-funk will reward you along the way!

  4. The Tower, and other pieces

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 09/21/2013 (Updated: 09/01/2019)

    various stories, and other pieces

  5. Zero to Hero, a Guide

    By AC Benus, in Non-Fiction. 01/15/2019 (Updated: 08/01/2019)

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

  6. Translation Trashbin 7. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 10/20/2017 (Updated: 07/22/2019)

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

  7. The Easiest Thing in the World

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 07/03/2019 (Updated: 07/03/2019)

    The Easiest Thing in the World, and other poems to mark third anniversary of the Pulse attack

    **Warning: I don't think these should be read by anyone**

  8. Pride Month, and other Haibun 13. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Non-Fiction. 08/25/2018 (Updated: 06/27/2019)

    Pieces combining sections of prose and poetry

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  9. Good News, or Paul's Letter to the Romans

    By AC Benus, in Non-Fiction. 05/28/2019 (Updated: 05/30/2019)

    An Oratorio about being non-judgemental and loving to all.

  10. David and Jonathan

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 05/10/2019 (Updated: 05/10/2019)

    Only 884 words, but all of them are from the bible itself.

  11. Finding Joy

    By AC Benus, in Spring - Into the Stars. 04/28/2019 (Updated: 04/28/2019)

    A couple arrive at a crossroads in their relationship, with one of them poised to end her postdoctoral education and "start life". She's not so sure about the baby her wife wants though, working with kids and their parents facing huge health issues as an MD, but she starts having a series of mysterious dreams involving a wise little girl.

    **This story touches upon issues of difficult pregnancies and miscarriage. Please proceed with caution if you find these topics upsetting.**

  12. Valentine’s at Benders, and other holiday tales

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 04/18/2019 (Updated: 04/18/2019)

    The veil between people is thinnest at certain times of the year. This collection of Short Stories explores what we call 'Holidays.'

  13. 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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