CarlHoliday's stories fall primarily into two classes: sci-fi stories of a distant future where humanity is still plagued with violent warfare and religious bigotry; and, modern stories about characters facing and overcoming significant psychological challenges. Adversity, physical or mental, is a common theme through most of the stories. There is also a endearing quality to a lot of the stories as you see young gay men grow through the troubles they endure. Characters die here.
Ed has a story to tell about survival. It begins with an incident so horrible you may think Ed isn’t going to come out okay at the end. There are many low points in his life, but Ed keeps trying to make things work no matter how bad it may seem. Just when he thinks he’s finally in the clear, we’ll let him tell his story.
At the time it seemed a good idea, but how it played out nearly cost Charlie his life. He had the big ranch, but his wife had died and all the kids didn't want anything to do with ranching. So he decided to sell and move into the city. Everything was good great until he decided to take that walk in the park.
The Moresby Collective Association controls life for Terrans living on Moresby’s Planet in the Andromeda galaxy. Twenty-one teens are running away from Village 31K2.6 because of unspoken horrors afflicting young people. There goal is the land on the other side of the Great Western Sea where legend says they will live free for the rest of their lives. Chasing them are thirty-one adults who will kill every teen, except for their leader Edgar Christiansson. He will be returned to the village to be executed in a way only humans can imagine.
Bob has a fear of mean dogs from his childhood when he was attacked by a male Dobermann. Tonight he dreads having to walk home under a bright full moon down streets that have unrestrained pit bulls and other such dogs that have tried to attack him before. He has pepper spray and a book bag for defense, but sometimes he’s come close to being bit, again.
Philíppe, who is in his late fifties, wakes from a frequent dream one rainy Saturday morning. As he moves from bed to breakfast memories from his past flood his consciousness. Unexpectedly, he receives a phone call from a nearly forgotten voice. There is an invitation to the upcoming football game followed by a discussion of where to do planning for the weekend. All the while a squall line is coming in from out in the ocean.
Nearly thirty years ago, the Greek compose Vangelis released the "Direct" album. One of the songs on the album was "Intergalactic Radio Station" and I've always thought "what a great name for a story." But, time came and went and I never seemed to get the proper incentive to take that title and manipulate it into words. Until now . . .
Charlie Hughes encounters an old friend who has four children, but there's something going on with this family. After taking the oldest boy shopping and buying him an expensive watch Charlie is called in the middle of the night because the boy is being kicked out. When Charlie goes to the family home he discovers the boy and been beaten, whipped, raped, and one of his arms is broken. Charlie takes the boy into his home and all hell is loosed on his life.
Two reserve flight officers on commerce patrol duty encounter an alien ship unlike anything they’ve seen before. There is only one thing to do, follow protocol and board the ship. Unfortunately, one of them encounters something from the distant past of human existence on Earth.
In the sequel to 318 Winesap Lane, Troy runs away from a juvenile mental health facility and nearly loses his life. He is rescued by a man who will significantly impact his future in New York City, but life in the big city is not easy. Meanwhile, Erik lives in an Upper East Side apartment overlooking Central Park, which to him makes little sense since he’s blind. Unlikely as it may seem, the boys are reunited and their renewed friendship blossoms into love. Unfortunately, life isn’t easy in the city and the boys encounter many speedbumps in their journey to adulthood.
College professor Geoff Johnson's 1890's Queen Anne style house is so big he has to hire someone to help maintain it. Usually, every four years that person has always been a freshman at Warnton College where Geoff works. The house is always full of students many of whom Geoff has had affairs with. This year all of that comes to a crashing end when his life takes a dramatic turn.
Tween Denny Marsden is planning to be a pirate when he goes out with his friends for Halloween. In his English class, he is so focused on the night ahead he starts to dream of going up to old man Snell’s farmhouse standing on O’Reilly Hill for more than he will get at any other house in town. Much to his horror old man Snell is not as nice as he imagines.
A young boy is sold into sexual slavery by his parents. After six years he is rescued by the police and put into a psychological and educational treatment facility where he stays until finally being placed with foster parents.
This is a multi-chapter sci-fi story primarily about 11 to 18 year-olds, though some chapters deal with adults. There is sexual exploration, graphic descriptions of violence, religious themes, and the development of a master-slave relationship. There is bit of sex, but nothing too graphic.
Young suicidal, sexually insatiable, Geoff Johnson finds love in a beautiful boy named Tim Chambers, who once forced him into a sexual situation, only to have Tim torn from his presence as a result of Tim’s parents’ criminal activities. Always wondering whether he will see Tim again, Geoff seeks sexual relief from a never ending string of boys who he hopes will become the boyfriend he lost in Tim.