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  1. Headstall
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    A proud father of four, Headstall's personal journey has been a series of twists and turns, and his stories often reflect his experiences. He is an unapologetic romantic who writes from the heart. You will find this in his fiction and his poetry. They are both emotionally driven, and men who aren’t afraid of their feelings often populate his work. If you’re looking for happily ever after, you will likely find it here.

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    • Fiction
    • FanFiction
    • Poetry
      • 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. Bearpaw: An Old West Tale

    By Headstall, in Fiction. 08/07/2023 (Updated: 01/22/2024)

    Genres: Western, Action/Adventure, Mystery, Romance, Historical
    Sub-genres: Adventure, General Romance, Light Mystery, Historical Romance, Romantic Western, Western, Western Romance, Historical Adventure
    • young adult
    • adult
    • gay
    • anal
    • oral
    • serious
    • friendship

    Many men enjoyed the life and freedom of being a cowboy, but it wasn't an easy one in The Old West. The aches were many, but it was the loneliness that could wear a man down. Jubal was one of those who dreamed as he moved and protected cattle, and the day finally came he had enough money to buy his own piece of land. Fate, though, dealt him a terrible hand once again, taking everything from him and leaving him lost and alone. Was Lucas his savior, or just more trouble for a man who'd learned to trust no one?

    • 25 Chapters
    • 109,184 Words
    • 80,060 Views
    • 2,043 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  2. Cozy Contemplations

    By Headstall, in Non-Fiction. 04/25/2017 (Updated: 05/20/2023)

    Genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction
    Sub-genres: Creative Non-Fic, Free-Verse
    • light-hearted
    • serious

    What you'll find here are words of warmth, memories that make me smile, and observations worthy of noting. May they amuse, touch, or inspire you.

    • 37 Chapters
    • 7,623 Words
    • 75,627 Views
    • 673 Comments
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    • Long-Term Hold
  3. Headstall's Reflections

    By Headstall, in Non-Fiction. 12/07/2015 (Updated: 05/05/2023)

    Genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: General Romance, Creative Non-Fic, Free-Verse
    • no sex
    • light-hearted
    • serious
    • philosophy

    Reflections of the past, realities of the present, and hopes for the future. These aren't prompts, and anything could wind up here, from poetry to monologues. It's all about words, and the forms they lead us to.

    • 90 Chapters
    • 22,106 Words
    • 184,561 Views
    • 1,616 Comments
    • Everyone
    • Temporary Hold
  4. Treasures Found

    By Headstall, in 2023- Exploration -Poetry. 04/20/2023 (Updated: 04/22/2023)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Haiku, Free-Verse, Rhyming
    • adult
    • serious

    Life is fascinating. It is both joyful and painful and everything in between, but there are lessons to be learned, and yes, treasures to be found. If we ever think we are in control, we are mistaken, but that is the beauty of our journeys. I hope you find something in these poems to give you pause, to make you think, or to make you feel.

    • 3 Chapters
    • 1,155 Words
    • 2,947 Views
    • 61 Comments
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  5. Lyrical Laments

    By Headstall, in Non-Fiction. 05/28/2017 (Updated: 02/12/2023)

    Genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction
    Sub-genres: Creative Non-Fic, Free-Verse
    • dark
    • light-hearted
    • serious

    A new place to express my thoughts through the power of words. They can be about me, or the world we live in.

    • 26 Chapters
    • 5,898 Words
    • 49,042 Views
    • 517 Comments
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    • Temporary Hold
  6. On Track

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

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Drama, Contemporary Romance
    • adult
    • gay
    • serious

    Woodrow is on a solitary mission to overcome the effects of a terrible trauma, in a spot that is special for all the wrong reasons. Will it turn out the way he planned? Will he find his peace?

    • 1 Chapters
    • 6,671 Words
    • 5,920 Views
    • 70 Comments
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  7. Boundaries: An Old West Tale

    By Headstall, in 2022 - Anniversary. 09/15/2022 (Updated: 09/15/2022)

    Genres: Western, General Fiction, Romance, Historical
    Sub-genres: Drama, General Romance, Historical Romance, Romantic Western, Western, Western Romance
    • adult
    • gay
    • north america
    • serious
    • abuse

    A lot can occur in a single day, and this day starts with Virgil Pruitt riding into a sad, struggling Texas town seven years after the end of the Mexican-American War. Sometimes it's not easy to be a good man, one who calls out unfair hate when he sees it, but Virgil doesn't always look for easy. Will he pay the price for being such a man, or will he be rewarded for standing up for young Wyatt Burnham?

    • 4 Chapters
    • 16,640 Words
    • 14,185 Views
    • 229 Comments
    • Mature
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  8. Odes to Life, Love, Loss, and Loyalty

    By Headstall, in 2022 - Anniversary. 09/08/2022 (Updated: 09/08/2022)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Free-Verse
    • mature adult
    • serious
    • abuse

    Our observations are made from many different perspectives. Sometime we are looking forward, sometimes we are looking back, and sometimes we are standing still. Life can be filled with many loves, and loss can take many forms. So can loyalty.

    • 2 Chapters
    • 600 Words
    • 5,563 Views
    • 72 Comments
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  9. Larkspur: A Sidewinder Tale

    By Headstall, in Fiction. 08/09/2021 (Updated: 11/22/2021)

    Genres: Western, Action/Adventure, General Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Historical
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Drama, General Romance, Light Mystery, Historical Romance, Western, Western Historical, Western Romance
    • adult
    • gay
    • north america
    • anal
    • oral
    • serious

    Boone and Coy have built a damn good life in Larkspur, and feel on top of the world at being able to share such blessings with each other. The Old West has its challenges for men made like them, but everything is falling into place on their little piece of the frontier... until an unexpected visitor shows up out of the blue. Suddenly, their world is turned upside down as they struggle to help the troubled man.

    • 16 Chapters
    • 71,364 Words
    • 70,949 Views
    • 1,049 Comments
    • Mature
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  10. With Pride I Go Forth

    By Headstall, in Letters. 06/07/2021 (Updated: 06/07/2021)

    Genres: Fantasy, General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Drama, General Romance
    • mature adult
    • gay
    • north america
    • serious
    • hiv-aids

    Being gay has always had its pitfalls, but nothing could have prepared us for the devastation of the last two decades of the twentieth century. Michael is very sick, but there is one more thing he feels the need to do as he lays in bed waging the biggest fight of his life. As an activist, he still wants to be of some use, no matter how little. It's not his nature to give up until he has to. This is a story about PRIDE, and what it represents to our community. Pride month means many things to many people. For some it is a parade and a chance to celebrate, but for others, it holds different connotations.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 3,299 Words
    • 6,135 Views
    • 45 Comments
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