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    Originally from the land of Shakespeare, I've been slogging away at writing for many years (on and off). It's been fun, hard work, but rewarding and has been a great discipline for someone who treats writing as a past-time rather than as a way to put food on the table. I've had a couple of successes, lots of failures and have finally learnt how to take feedback, whether positive or constructive, gracefully, and in the way it's given.

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  1. Heart of Black Ice

    By lomax61, in Fiction. 09/05/2021 (Updated: 09/16/2021)

    • young adult
    • adult
    • serious
    • fighting
    • military
    • medieval
    • politics
    • death

    Fellow students of Brathay Stonearm consider him pleasant and harmless. Nobody guesses at his single-minded determination to become the best buildings expert of his generation.

    Until Counsellor Brokerman offers him a challenge he feels compelled to accept.

    Lord Leonmarkh, youngest of the DuMankin siblings, has a reputation as something of a spoiled wastrel and has been shipped off to Black Ice Bay to assume the role of Watchman of the North. Brathay is tasked with assessing the ancient keep and advising Leonmarkh on how to survive the long winter months.

    If only the man would grant him an audience.

    • 3 Chapters
    • 19,515 Words
    • 3,547 Views
    • 49 Comments
    • Mature
    • Fantasy
    • In Process
  2. Switching Sides

    By lomax61, in Potluck 2021. 06/17/2021 (Updated: 06/17/2021)

    • mature adult
    • angels
    • europe
    • light-hearted
    • modern
    • interracial

    Anthology Pot Luck Theme: Turn Back Time

    British born Chinese gay man Stanley Cheung wakes with somebody else's hangover.

    Not only that, but he is laid out on someone’s couch in a grungy student digs where a strange woman is telling him he smells like a brewery. The thing is Stanley rarely drinks.

    When the woman finally leaves, he finds out that not only has he woken as six-foot-three, ripped, blond-haired, straight Caucasian Don Bradley, but today is not Friday.

    It’s Thursday.

    Again.

    He is reliving the same day but this time as somebody else.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 10,229 Words
    • 2,291 Views
    • 21 Comments
    • Everyone
    • Comedy, Paranormal
    • Complete
  3. Famous Last

    By lomax61, in Fiction. 11/28/2020 (Updated: 02/14/2021)

    • mature adult
    • adult
    • urban
    • europe
    • anal
    • light-hearted
    • 20th century
    • christmas

    Late October, and Spencer K Wyrrell—Squirrel—sits hidden behind an evergreen bush, freezing his arse off in the rooftop garden of his boss' London penthouse flat. Taking a break, he is waiting with an ice bucket and a bottle of Dom for the arrival of his colleague, Bev. But when the balcony door slides open, the person who steps out is the smoking hot celebrity, Marshall J Highlander. Squirrel overhears Highlander’s call. A newspaper is threatening to publish nude photographs of him and his ex-boyfriend from a holiday in France.

    And on that night, an unexpected friendship begins to blossom during a time of Christmas lockdown.

    • 25 Chapters
    • 92,849 Words
    • 89,406 Views
    • 614 Comments
    • Mature
    • Romance
    • Complete
  4. The Seven7h Magpie

    By lomax61, in Fall - Shadows. 12/10/2020 (Updated: 12/10/2020)

    • child
    • with wings
    • suburban
    • dark
    • modern
    • abuse

    One for sorrow, two for joy, three for a girl and four for a boy.

    Five for silver, six for gold, seven for a secret never to be told.

    I am sure many of you, like me, learned this children's nursery rhyme about magpies. According to an old superstition, the number of magpies seen predicts whether you will have good or bad luck. Something I came across subsequently, was the existence of many variations on this rhyme, some more sinister than the children’s version.

    One of those is incorporated into this short story about boyhood abuse.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 3,275 Words
    • 2,910 Views
    • 30 Comments
    • Mature
    • Horror
    • Complete
  5. Hill of Candles

    By lomax61, in Spring - The Storm. 06/11/2020 (Updated: 06/11/2020)

    • mature adult
    • aliens
    • gay
    • serious
    • 20th century

    Psychologist James Mannigan is granted a series of interviews with the Vynx brothers, four men of unknown origin found naked wandering Dartmoor fifteen years ago who claim they are not human. Housed in the Seahaven Open Facility in a remote part of Scotland, they live unremarkably alongside other guests.

    At first, through his questioning and study, James finds nothing he has not encountered before. Until Guardian, one of the brothers, insists on sharing their beliefs on reincarnation. As events unfold and finally reach a violent climax, James finally learns why he has been chosen.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 13,948 Words
    • 4,379 Views
    • 34 Comments
    • Everyone
    • Sci-Fi, Mystery
    • Complete
  6. Hooking Trout

    By lomax61, in Fiction. 11/22/2018 (Updated: 02/20/2020)

    • mature adult
    • gay
    • suburban
    • light-hearted
    • 20th century

    It's 2010, and Peter “Trout” Spencer is thirty-two, living a gloriously gay one-night-stand life. That is until an instance of mishearing by his grandmother at her eightieth birthday party throws his world off kilter. What she hears as “I’m going to get married in June,”—to someone called Wendy—is in fact, “I’m going to get Marisse and June,” his stepsister and her girlfriend. When she offers her six bedroom Hamptons house as a wedding present, Trout has a dilemma; in the world of fake news, could he be forgiven for seeking out a fake wife?

    • 16 Chapters
    • 55,847 Words
    • 31,288 Views
    • 153 Comments
    • Mature
    • Comedy, Romance
    • Long-Term Hold
  7. Search the Skies on Christmas Eve

    By lomax61, in Fiction. 12/04/2019 (Updated: 12/21/2019)

    • mature adult
    • gay
    • rural
    • vacation
    • modern
    • christmas

    "May You Never Be Too Old to Search the Skies on Christmas Eve" - Anonymous

    A Further Twelve Gays of Christmas Short Story

    Rudy and Trevor return to Loch Arkaig for Christmas with new friends; two men who got together on a gay cruise; a celebrity chef who found love with his late best friend's husband; a baker and his tree-hugging partner; two older men who have been together forever; and finally, a doctor working for charity and his lawyer husband. All about to meet together on Christmas Eve, some for the first time.

    But, of course, my dear readers already know them well.

    • 6 Chapters
    • 21,238 Words
    • 13,593 Views
    • 110 Comments
    • Mature
    • Drama, Romance
    • Complete
  8. Stroking the Flame 2. The Croxburgh Chronicles

    By lomax61, in Fiction. 11/01/2015 (Updated: 11/15/2019)

    • young adult
    • mature adult
    • senior
    • adult
    • fostering
    • friendship

    Ben and Colin are comfortably in each other's lives, but the path of true love is never an easy one, and a mistake throws Ben's loyalties to the wind. Not only that, but the mystery behind the deaths of Denny and the rent boys remains unsolved. Carter only had a list of hits. Were Colin a different person he might leave things well alone. But the thing about sleeping dogs is that some people can never let them lie.

    • 8 Chapters
    • 27,057 Words
    • 26,583 Views
    • 88 Comments
    • Mature
    • Thriller/Suspense, Drama, Romance
    • Long-Term Hold
  9. Naked Calendar

    By lomax61, in Fiction. 03/13/2019 (Updated: 11/13/2019)

    • mature adult
    • gay
    • europe
    • anal
    • oral
    • light-hearted
    • 20th century
    • love

    The sleepy village of Crumbington is about to get a wake-up call.

    When the new chairperson of the Summer Fête Committee pushes to create a naked calendar of the Crumbington football team, mouths drop open. Her further pronouncement at having snagged a celebrity host for the fête—rising television and movie star Clifton O’Keefe, and ex-resident of Crumbington—is met with indifference.

    Not by Nathan Fresher, though, local baker and captain of the football team. He had been Clifton’s boyfriend in high school, until Clifton and his family disappeared into the night over ten years ago.

    • 30 Chapters
    • 118,232 Words
    • 143,651 Views
    • 840 Comments
    • Mature
    • Drama, Romance
    • Complete
  10. Full Circle

    By lomax61, in Fiction. 05/31/2018 (Updated: 05/31/2018)

    • mature adult
    • adult
    • gay
    • serious
    • 20th century
    • love

    A short story in two parts: the first set in 1995 covering the blossoming love between two best friends during a camping trip; the second in 2018, when an older man feels uncomfortable when he is crushed on by a much younger one.

    • 2 Chapters
    • 11,212 Words
    • 6,481 Views
    • 18 Comments
    • Everyone
    • Romance
    • Complete
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