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    Stories crafted here are going to be filled with angst. You'll find abused, hurting characters who feel lost and just want to be safe and loved, whether they are human, neko, or something in between.
    • Fiction
    • FanFiction
    • Poetry
      • 2024 - Seasons
      • 2023- Exploration -Poetry
      • 2015 Poetry Anthology: Remember
      • 2014 Poetry Anthology: A Storm Is Coming
      • 2013 Poetry Anthology: Whispers in the Dark
      • 2012 Poetry Anthology: Cracks of Time
      • 2011 Poetry Anthology: Into the Unknown
    • Fiction - Gay Authors Anthologies
      • 2024 - Long May You Run
      • 2023 - Leap of Faith
      • 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
    • Fiction - Story Contests
      • 2017- Halloween
      • 2017- April Fool's
      • 2016 - Secret Admirer Short Story
      • 2015 - Secret Santa Short Story
      • 2011 - Novella Contest
      • 2009 - Novella Contest
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  1. Ripped

    By craftingmom, in Fiction. 02/23/2017 (Updated: 07/28/2018)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • teen
    • gay
    • no sex
    • hate
    • depression
    • friendship

    Declan was the epitome of strength, the top defensive back, top student in his classes, part of THE top-notch football team. But when he fails a basic challenge in front of his entire team--especially to a tiny thing like Bailey McIntyre--he's furious. So is his team captain. And Declan just can't seem let it go. And it gets worse... because he starts to think about Bailey as more than just the guy who destroyed his reputation.

    • 26 Chapters
    • 109,434 Words
    • 201,547 Views
    • 661 Comments
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  2. In Between

    By craftingmom, in 2017- Halloween. 10/07/2017 (Updated: 10/07/2017)

    Genres: Thriller/Suspense
    Sub-genres: Suspense
    • adult
    • no sex
    • suspense

    Woody has just started collage as a botany major where he's glad to be out from under his parents' domain. Now free to explore his sexuality, he's been dating Sam for the last couple weeks, although he's wondering about his shy roommate's interest as well. He's suppose to be going out with Sam on Halloween night, but his roommate doesn't want him to go. He's caught in between.

    • 1 Chapters
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  3. Finding the Line 2. The Line

    By craftingmom, in 2016 - Fall - Blindsided / The Forgotten. 11/10/2016 (Updated: 11/10/2016)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • teen
    • gay
    • no sex
    • coming out
    • friendship

    At what point do you give up? Ryan spent half the semester 'studying' with Brady, the star hockey player at his new school, when Brady suddenly blindsides him in the park one day, changing their relationship forever. Ryan knows he's falling in love with the other teen, but there comes a point where he may have to draw the line and decide what's best for his heart.

    • 1 Chapters
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  4. Falling Apart

    By craftingmom, in Fiction. 01/02/2016 (Updated: 10/17/2016)

    Genres: Romance
    Sub-genres: Contemporary Romance
    • young adult
    • rape
    • suspense
    • dark
    • renaissance
    • abuse

    Control. Discipline. Be Strong. Be Good. My mantra. I can do it. I have done it for years now. I need to do it, it's my job. But damn if those two intriguing lords have me faltering, willing to disobey my Master to help them.

    • 39 Chapters
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    • 505 Comments
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  5. Guarding the Line 1. The Line

    By craftingmom, in 2016 - Spring - Crossing the Line. 03/09/2016 (Updated: 03/09/2016)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • teen
    • under 18
    • no sex
    • coming out

    Brady sits on a line. He guards it viciously. Nothing is going to cross it. Not even himself.

    • 1 Chapters
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  6. Santa's Little Helper

    By craftingmom, in 2015 - Secret Santa Short Story. 12/16/2015 (Updated: 12/16/2015)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • child
    • young adult
    • gay
    • christmas

    Dean was hating the Christmas season. He'd been roped into working as Santa's aide by his boss, and he was just done with it. Annoying parents, crying tots, greedy kids—it was rapidly becoming too much. Until he meets Chase... and his irritation melts under Chase's Christmas wish.

    • 1 Chapters
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  7. Prying Ears

    By craftingmom, in 2015 - Winter - Blackout. 12/10/2015 (Updated: 12/10/2015)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • teen
    • mature adult
    • no sex
    • light-hearted

    Colt overhears his newly adopted son Ryan talking with his friend, and he becomes very concerned about their plans for the evening.

    • 1 Chapters
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  8. Attempts at Poetry

    By craftingmom, in Poetry. 01/02/2015 (Updated: 11/28/2015)

    Genres: Poetry, General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Free-Verse, Prompt
    • no sex
    • light-hearted
    • love

    These are just a collection of poems.

    • 5 Chapters
    • 414 Words
    • 4,945 Views
    • 32 Comments
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  9. Shorts to Jump Into

    By craftingmom, in Fiction. 10/17/2015 (Updated: 11/14/2015)

    Genres: Comedy, General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Comedy Modern, Prompt
    • young adult
    • adult
    • gay
    • abuse

    A mix of short stories based on prompts. Basically, these are like my other "Shorts", and they will probably be based on characters from some of my other stories. I decided to create one place to put all the other prompts. If they are based on characters from a previous story, I'll let you know in the chapter notes.

    • 2 Chapters
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    • 10,160 Views
    • 19 Comments
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  10. Avery & Matt shorts

    By craftingmom, in Fiction. 01/24/2015 (Updated: 10/28/2015)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Drama, General Romance, Prompt
    • young adult
    • gay
    • love
    • abuse

    Avery and Matt are starting a new life together now that Avery is free from his father's abuse. These are individual short stories with the characters from What No One Sees.

    • 6 Chapters
    • 6,258 Words
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    • 75 Comments
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