A massive storm barrels toward Florida. In an emergency pop-up shelter, young Lucas meets a boy, whom he confides in about his feelings towards boys, his fears about life, and his love for Disney movies, among other things. However, as the evening goes on, sinister forces are bringing about bad things with the storm for Lucas's new friend, and sad reminders for those stuck under the same roof as the boys.
This is a collection of short stories, flash fiction, poems, and whatnot. Some may have touches of humor, others not so much, while others speak the truth. I will cover many grounds, each with a taste for a new world and premise.
Alexandre is a cowardly 19-year-old stuck in the trenches of western France during WW2. However, with the outpost destroyed he is forced to go on the run, fearing for his life and that of his best friend. Accompanying him is his longtime friend Sebastion, who Alexandre is in love with it. Will the love he feels for Sebastion, contradict the love for his country?
Max Wilson, a peculiar 14-year boy with a love for Basketball and Classical music has chosen a pen-pal from a candidate list for English class. With the youngster's grades slipping, and a need to get ahead Max decides to take the last resort. After sending the first letter, the boy waits nervously for his anonymous sender, who appears to be another boy, and is within the same building as Max. Over three months, the teenagers grow a bond through communication, with the other boy helping Max come out to his family, and to Max's amazement, he's fallen for an unknown boy who sounds perfect in every way according to their personal correspondences.
Youth passes by alarmingly, and for most people, the simple days of childlike wonder are a flood of nostalgia. At a certain age, we all reflect back on our growing up experiences and wish for some of the good old times... this is some of mine, but many can relate as the desire to be young again, sometimes, is one and it's own.
Fourteen-Year-Old Eoin is facing some tough obstacles. That is until his best friend takes him out for the day to get away from all the difficulties. When the two boys skip a full day of responsibilities to go diving at a local dive spot. They realize the afternoon is just what they needed to escape the pressures of reality. Everything is sunshine and peaches until Eoin finally speaks his mind.
Wyatt is a troubled Middle School student. When the recent effects of bullying come to head in a brutal act of rage, everyone is left wondering why such a sweet child would do such a thing. Then for the first time in his life, and his parents, someone on the school board listens.
Following a total societal collapse; fifteen-year-old, Noah and Adam navigate through the abandoned streets of New York in order to survive. Join in on this one time short; loosely based on one of my own unpublished works, as the teenagers navigate throughout the hardship, of being the last two humans alive.
Often or not, at time us humans have a habit of walking ourselves into some tricky situations. Perhaps on occasion, we are comfortable with the choices we have made, others not so much. Join in for on this tale as a young Sophomore navigates his first ever high-school party. The pros and cons that are associated with such an event, and the plausibility of meeting other likeminded folks at the said event.
What do you do when you see a cute boy while out on a routine jog. For William, the youngster takes a much-deserved break, by buying a milkshake in a small plaza, where he sees a boy who catches his interest. What starts off as a curiosity soon builds up to a clumsy mistake and coincidently, ends up making the boys meet face to face. What will be said? Will the cat come out of the bag that William has been infatuated with him for weeks or how William turned up most days at the same time in the court to catch a glimpse?
Jacob has a bad dose of jitters. He has conspired with the help of his best friend Sophia to cover for him. The reason as to all the secrecy is, of course, Jacobs growing interest in a shy, cute boy from the same homeroom as him in school. Sophia and Jacob pick the perfect night to unravel such a plan. The 8th-grade dance; and Jacobs first dance at that too. He is dressed to impress; lets hope he makes an impression for the boy he is longing to meet.
Love grows on you when you least expect it; at least that is what has happened. Setting the par to high may set one up for disappointment because if you let one into your heart without judging, it can be a wonderful thing.