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  1. Cole Matthews
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    • 3,570 Comments
    • 833,978 Words

    A former bartender and restaurant cook, Cole is now a paralegal for a nationwide law firm. He loves writing mysteries, love stories, and tales about gay men and their view of the world. Currently, he's working on a novel/mystery which is called So Weeps the Willow, a story in three parts. He's also going to Florida to do research for his next novel, set in the Sunshine State. He collects antique cookbooks, gardens and loves travel and biking.
    • Fiction
    • Poetry
      • 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
      • 2015 Poetry Anthology: Remember
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    • Fiction - Gay Authors Anthologies
      • 2022 - Anniversary
      • 2021 - Spring - On The Road
      • 2021 - Spring - Potluck 2021
      • 2021 - Fall - A Winding Path
      • 2021 - Fall - An Unconventional Gift
      • 2021 - Fall - Potluck
      • 2020- Spring - Full Moon
      • 2020 - Spring - The Storm
      • 2020 - Fall - Bridges
      • 2020 - Fall - Shadows
      • 2019 - Spring - Into the Stars
      • 2019 - Spring - Snapped
      • 2019 - Fall - Fall From Grace
      • 2019 - Fall - Raincheck
      • 2018 - Spring - Now or Never
      • 2018 - Spring - Encounters
      • 2018 - Fall - Fight Back
      • 2018 - Fall - Good Intentions
      • 2017 - Spring - Unintended Consequences & Jagged Edges
      • 2017 - Fall - The Fallout and Secret Spaces
      • 2016 - Spring - Crossing the Line
      • 2016 - Summer - Wicked Games
      • 2016 - Fall - Blindsided / The Forgotten
      • 2016 - Winter - Rewind: Pre-2016 Themes
      • 2015 - Spring - Full Circle
      • 2015 - Summer - Road Trip
      • 2015 - Fall - Blurred Edges
      • 2015 - Winter - Blackout
      • 2014 - Spring - Nature's Wrath
      • 2014 - Summer - The Backup Plan
      • 2014 - Fall - Scars
      • 2014 - Winter - Chain Reaction
      • 2013 - Spring - A Night To Remember
      • 2013 - Summer - Roll the Dice
      • 2013 - Fall - Pandora's Box
      • 2013 - Winter - Recipe for Disaster
      • 2012 - Spring - It Wasn't Me
      • 2012 - Summer - Choices
      • 2012 - Fall - Friends & Enemies
      • 2012 - Winter - Desperate Ends
      • 2012 - Special - Mayan Tribute: End of the World
      • 2012 - Anniversary - Secrets Can Kill
      • 2011 - Spring - People Are Strange
      • 2011 - Summer - Walk on the Wild Side
      • 2011 - Fall - Legends
      • 2011 - Winter - Aftermath
      • 2010 - Spring - I'd Never Do That
      • 2010 - Summer - Out of this World
      • 2010 - Fall - No Going Back
      • 2010 - Winter - Haunted
      • 2009 - Spring - Oops
      • 2009 - Summer - Carpe Diem
      • 2009 - Fall - Something Unexpected
      • 2009 - Winter - Deceptions
      • 2008 - Annual - It's Just a Game, Right?
      • 2008 - Spring - Living in the Shadows
      • 2008 - Summer - Escape
      • 2008 - Fall - Anniversary
      • 2008 - Winter - Ghosts
      • 2007 - Annual - The Road Not Taken
      • 2007 - Spring - Fairy Tales
      • 2007 - Summer - Ending and Beginnings
      • 2007 - Fall - The Rainy Day
      • 2007 - Winter - Worth Fighting For
      • 2006 - Winter - Blizzard
      • 2006 - Fall - Halloween
      • 2006 - Summer - Going on Vacation
      • 2006 - Spring - Day of Silence
      • 2004 - Winter - Christmas
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      • 2017- Halloween
      • 2017- April Fool's
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      • 2015 - Secret Santa Short Story
      • 2011 - Novella Contest
      • 2009 - Novella Contest
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  1. Bellini

    By Cole Matthews, in 2022 - Anniversary. 09/29/2022 (Updated: 09/29/2022)

    Genres: Mystery
    Sub-genres: Cozy Mystery
    • mature adult
    • north america
    • suspense
    • modern

    Howard and Betsy have a problem. They can't find a stash of money, and need help finding it. Who can help them?

    • 1 Chapters
    • 3,568 Words
    • 968 Views
    • 15 Comments
    • Everyone
    • Complete
  2. This and That Prompt

    By Cole Matthews, in Fiction. 06/05/2022 (Updated: 06/05/2022)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Experimental
    • mature adult
    • adult

    A place to put prompts

    • 1 Chapters
    • 1,578 Words
    • 762 Views
    • 16 Comments
    • Mature - Member Only
    • Temporary Hold
  3. Our Christmas Songbook (Co-Author) 3. Our Christmas Books

    By Valkyrie, in Fiction. 12/13/2021 (Updated: 12/24/2021)

    Genres: Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
    Sub-genres: Comedy Modern, General Fantasy, General Romance
    • adult
    • gay
    • lesbian
    • brothers
    • friendship
    • holiday
    • christmas

    Music brings the holidays to life and weaves memories and moments together. We bring you The Twelve Days of Christmas in story form, with plenty of music interspersed throughout. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

    • 12 Chapters
    • 25,688 Words
    • 13,365 Views
    • 320 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
  4. The Man with Butterscotch Hair

    By Cole Matthews, in 2021 - Fall - A Winding Path. 11/18/2021 (Updated: 11/18/2021)

    Genres: Mystery, Thriller/Suspense
    Sub-genres: Suspense, Light Mystery
    • mature adult
    • adult
    • suburban
    • north america
    • serious
    • modern

    What if you were a witness to a crime, but didn't know it? Once the crime is solved, does what you know matter? If you put a period at the end of the sentence, does that give you a final answer?

    • 1 Chapters
    • 3,360 Words
    • 3,773 Views
    • 21 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  5. The Apostles

    By Cole Matthews, in 2020 - Fall - Shadows. 12/10/2020 (Updated: 12/10/2020)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • mature adult
    • gay
    • rural
    • modern

    Jason Whitlock has a job to do. He needs to serve some papers, so he's traveling to a small island on Lake Superior to accomplish this task. Things pop up that make him start thinking about his life, who he really is, and what it means.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 4,732 Words
    • 4,111 Views
    • 13 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  6. Our Christmas Cookbook (Co-Author) 2. Our Christmas Books

    By Valkyrie, in Fiction. 12/01/2019 (Updated: 12/25/2019)

    Genres: Comedy, General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Comedy Modern, Drama, General Romance
    • christmas

    Food is a central part of the holidays. For Advent this year, we present twenty-four stories featuring our favorite recipes. Bon appetit!

    • 26 Chapters
    • 56,617 Words
    • 47,220 Views
    • 719 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
  7. Shuffle off to Buffalo

    By Cole Matthews, in Fiction. 08/11/2019 (Updated: 08/17/2019)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • young adult
    • mature adult
    • senior
    • north america
    • disability

    Prompts for the trip to Buffalo

    • 7 Chapters
    • 6,685 Words
    • 8,999 Views
    • 112 Comments
    • Mature
    • Long-Term Hold
  8. Confessions of a Diabetic Cat

    By Cole Matthews, in Fiction. 02/19/2019 (Updated: 03/24/2019)

    Genres: Comedy
    Sub-genres: Comedy Modern
    • mature adult
    • adult
    • north america
    • suspense
    • light-hearted
    • animals
    • modern
    • friendship

    This is a prompt story dedicated to Valkyrie and Parker Owens for their help with So Weeps the Willow. It should be fun!

    • 3 Chapters
    • 3,304 Words
    • 4,368 Views
    • 47 Comments
    • Everyone
    • Long-Term Hold
  9. So Weeps the Willow

    By Cole Matthews, in Fiction. 08/29/2017 (Updated: 02/11/2019)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • young adult
    • adult
    • urban
    • north america
    • suspense
    • fostering
    • modern

    Jake is having a rough time. His career's at a dead end. His love life is a disaster. His mother is a mess. Finally, he decides to turn things around.

    This is his story.

    • 38 Chapters
    • 104,569 Words
    • 109,229 Views
    • 525 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  10. Castle Dark

    By Cole Matthews, in 2018 - Fall - Good Intentions. 12/19/2018 (Updated: 12/19/2018)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • mature adult
    • north america
    • dark
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • modern

    This is a story of good intentions and how they don't always work out happily.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 5,358 Words
    • 4,292 Views
    • 19 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
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