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  1. Cole Matthews
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    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.

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  1. The Man with Butterscotch Hair

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

    Genres: Mystery, Thriller/Suspense
    Sub-genres: Suspense, General 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
    • 914 Views
    • 20 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  2. The Apostles

    By Cole Matthews, in 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
    • 2,435 Views
    • 13 Comments
    • Mature
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  3. Our Christmas Cookbook (Co-Author)

    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
    • 33,496 Views
    • 719 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
  4. 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
    • 5,907 Views
    • 112 Comments
    • Mature
    • Long-Term Hold
  5. 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
    • 3,371 Views
    • 47 Comments
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  6. 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
    • 88,084 Views
    • 524 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  7. Castle Dark

    By Cole Matthews, in 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
    • 2,998 Views
    • 19 Comments
    • Mature
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  8. The Treasure of Escanaba

    By Cole Matthews, in Fiction. 10/14/2018 (Updated: 10/14/2018)

    Genres: Action/Adventure
    Sub-genres: Adventure
    • young adult
    • witchcraft
    • serious
    • religion
    • modern
    • halloween

    Red and his best friend Hal go on a quest. They are looking for buried treasure and for all their dreams to come true.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 4,985 Words
    • 3,550 Views
    • 16 Comments
    • Mature
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  9. Dinner is Prompt-ly at Eight

    By Cole Matthews, in Fiction. 06/02/2014 (Updated: 08/04/2018)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Prompt
    • adult
    • gay
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • modern
    • friendship

    My responses to prompts that intrigue me...

    • 28 Chapters
    • 26,693 Words
    • 34,020 Views
    • 279 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  10. 1550 Loring Lane

    By Cole Matthews, in Fiction. 09/22/2013 (Updated: 12/24/2017)

    Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
    Sub-genres: General Fantasy, Horror - Modern, General Romance, General Mystery
    • magic
    • gay
    • urban
    • casual
    • suspense
    • modern

    1550 Loring Lane is a simple apartment building built in the early sixties using cement block painted white. You wouldn’t stop and take a picture of it as it squats amidst beautiful skyscrapers and old red brick fourplexes. But, there is something special about his building. Strange and bizarre things tend to happen to those living there and those with whom they associate.

    • 12 Chapters
    • 51,522 Words
    • 31,643 Views
    • 132 Comments
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