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  1. Mike Arram
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    My mind has always preferred to be elsewhere than the here and now and as a child it was the past, or fiction set in worlds that have never existed, that set me alight and dragged me into libraries and bookshops. Even as a kid I liked creating alternative worlds. My story Terre Nouvelle is set in a world I created in my teenage bedroom to find escape from the grimness of adolescent reality. But creating stories is not the same as generating places in which they might happen, and the creative energy they're drawn from come from deep within. It's from my gayness that I draw it, and so my characters generally live in that alternative place as well as in alternative worlds.
    • 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. The Eschaton

    By Mike Arram, in Fiction. 06/16/2020 (Updated: 06/30/2020)

    Genres: Fantasy, Action/Adventure
    Sub-genres: Adventure, General Fantasy
    • mature adult
    • angels
    • demons
    • gay
    • europe
    • religion
    • love

    Henry Atwood meets the greatest adventure of his life, for the End-Time is come. Something sinister has entered into this reality, a thing of terrifying deceit which wants to be Prince of the World. But Enoch and Elijah rise to stand by Henry's side, and in the World Beyond a prophecy once made to the Destroyer by the Lady Fenice has fallen due.

    • 28 Chapters
    • 126,498 Words
    • 47,280 Views
    • 97 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  2. The Golden Portifor

    By Mike Arram, in Fiction. 04/30/2020 (Updated: 05/20/2020)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, Historical
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Non-Contemporary
    • young adult
    • magic
    • gay
    • europe
    • war

    It is the year 1690 and Europe is at war. In the East the Great Turkish War still rumbles on and in the West the Empire is barely holding off the hostile Christian power of Louis XIV's France. In the middle are the divided Rothenian lands, its two rival realms in uneasy peace. Through all this human conflict young Sergius von Tarlenheim seeks to make a career at the Ruritanian court, where he finds unexpected friends and mysterious enemies. But unknown to him greater conflicts by far are beginning in the World Beyond, where notice is being taken of the changing nature of humankind and rival factions are forming in response.

    • 40 Chapters
    • 240,072 Words
    • 90,301 Views
    • 158 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  3. The Green Side 9. Rothenian Tales

    By Mike Arram, in Fiction. 04/18/2020 (Updated: 04/27/2020)

    Genres: Action/Adventure
    Sub-genres: Adventure
    • mature adult
    • adult
    • gay
    • workplace
    • europe
    • modern

    The Peacher empire needs Justin Peacher-White and he rises to the challenge. But it means moving job, partner and child to the Rothenian capital, Strelzen. It goes off better than he has a right to expect, but what he doesn’t realise is that an implacable enemy is on his trail, and the very existence of Rothenia is in the balance. Fortunately he has unlikely allies in the shape of two way-out monks and a fifteenth-century countess.

    • 19 Chapters
    • 71,285 Words
    • 37,683 Views
    • 88 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  4. After Alex 8. Rothenian Tales

    By Mike Arram, in Fiction. 12/06/2019 (Updated: 12/17/2019)

    Genres: Action/Adventure
    Sub-genres: Adventure
    • young adult
    • gay
    • europe
    • ghosts

    Ben Craven’s break-up with Alex is a depth charge in the quiet pond of his life. When the debris settles, he finds himself with a new boyfriend, a new career and facing the challenge of a lifetime.

    • 23 Chapters
    • 81,448 Words
    • 50,206 Views
    • 163 Comments
    • Mature
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  5. Alike in Dignity 7. Rothenian Tales

    By Mike Arram, in Fiction. 10/26/2019 (Updated: 11/10/2019)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Drama, General Romance
    • teen
    • young adult
    • gay
    • europe
    • modern
    • high school

    Rothenia celebrates as Svetlana wins the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, for that means the Greatest Show on Earth will come to Strelzen in all its camp glory in 2005. The possibilities for Strelsenermedia IPC are not lost on Will Vincent and his team. But the Song Contest will come to a divided city, and caught up in the politics are Yuli Lucic, son of the Staroman of Strelzen, and Henry Atwood, who can never let a story go, whatever the distractions.

    • 30 Chapters
    • 147,750 Words
    • 54,208 Views
    • 69 Comments
    • Mature
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  6. Hide and Seek 6. Rothenian Tales

    By Mike Arram, in Fiction. 10/15/2019 (Updated: 10/24/2019)

    Genres: Romance
    Sub-genres: General Romance
    • adult
    • gay
    • europe
    • modern

    Justin Peacher-White has it all, a partner, lifestyle and job to die for. But as a street kid he put it about a bit, and now finds he has a small son. Justin determines on finding the boy, and is far more successful than he and Nathan are quite ready to cope with. For Damien Macavoy is no ordinary child.

    • 20 Chapters
    • 59,865 Words
    • 57,404 Views
    • 106 Comments
    • Mature
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  7. Henry in Finkle Road 5. Rothenian Tales

    By Mike Arram, in Fiction. 07/21/2019 (Updated: 08/04/2019)

    Genres: Mystery, Thriller/Suspense
    Sub-genres: Suspense, Light Mystery
    • young adult
    • gay
    • university
    • europe
    • 20th century

    Henry has made it to university, but without Ed. Instead he finds himself in a first-year house share in Cranwell with Eddie Peacher, Andy’s problem brother, and the nervous Gavin. Between them, they find themselves combating the appalling Frank Hutchinson, landlord of the King's Cross, and unearth a mystery of the ages, to solve which is death.

    • 30 Chapters
    • 117,022 Words
    • 56,396 Views
    • 54 Comments
    • Mature
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  8. Henry in High Politics 4. Rothenian Tales

    By Mike Arram, in Fiction. 06/11/2019 (Updated: 06/20/2019)

    Genres: Thriller/Suspense
    Sub-genres: Suspense
    • mature adult
    • under 18
    • school
    • europe
    • politics

    Henry Atwood is still in the sixth form of Medwardine school. He is intrigued by new arrival, Rudi Burlesdon, red-headed, sullen and alienated. Henry likes to help, but once again gets way out of his depth, for in Rothenia a new spirit is rising and Rudi is not the boy he appears to be.

    • 20 Chapters
    • 87,099 Words
    • 38,723 Views
    • 43 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  9. Henry in the Outfield 3. Rothenian Tales

    By Mike Arram, in Fiction. 05/26/2019 (Updated: 06/04/2019)

    Genres: Paranormal
    Sub-genres: Romantic Paranormal
    • gay
    • under 18
    • school
    • first time
    • ghosts

    Vicar’s son, Henry Robert Atwood, has been landed in a public school in Shropshire and hates every moment of it, especially compulsory sports. But he attracts the attention of two boys, who between them will change his life for ever. One, Ed Cornish, is every gay boy’s dream. The other - another vicar’s son, Jehoiadah, handsome, seductive and, unfortunately, dead - is every boy’s nightmare.

    • 19 Chapters
    • 73,404 Words
    • 47,834 Views
    • 85 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  10. Nathan and the Chav Prince 2. Rothenian Tales

    By Mike Arram, in Fiction. 05/23/2019 (Updated: 05/23/2019)

    Genres: Romance
    Sub-genres: General Romance
    • gay
    • under 18
    • fostering
    • modern

    Nathan Underwood is an upper middle class boy who loves gardening, it’s his life’s work, but in the flower beds of Matt and Andy’s Highgate home, he encounters Justin Macavoy, street kid and petty criminal on day release. The shock of it means that neither boy will be the same ever again.

    • 19 Chapters
    • 73,269 Words
    • 46,598 Views
    • 39 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
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