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  1. northie
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    • 26 Reviews
    • 2,943 Comments
    • 456,385 Words

    English in outlook, my stories cover a range of genres. Discovering a new life or a new love is one unifying theme. Another is the age range of my characters; I write across generations, exploring their different yet intertwined queer experiences. Stay for a quick snack, or a full meal - it's your choice.

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      • Cinquain
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  1. Never Too Late To Believe 3. Never Too Late

    By northie, in Fiction. 09/24/2021 (Updated: 01/14/2022)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Drama, General Romance
    • young adult
    • senior
    • gay
    • europe
    • coming out
    • friendship

    After attending the local Pride, will Eric Whitehouse reconnect with his old workmate, Rob? What might it mean to both men if he does?

    • 16 Chapters
    • 55,172 Words
    • 15,219 Views
    • 283 Comments
    • Mature
    • In Process
  2. Bearing Gifts

    By northie, in Fiction. 12/18/2021 (Updated: 12/18/2021)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • senior
    • suburban
    • europe
    • no sex
    • coming out
    • christmas

    Alan loathes Christmas. He expects this one to be worse than usual. Then one of his neighbours calls.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 1,981 Words
    • 1,130 Views
    • 22 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
  3. Distance 4. Night Thoughts

    By northie, in Spring - Potluck 2021. 06/17/2021 (Updated: 06/17/2021)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • young adult
    • gay
    • europe
    • love

    Distance can mean many things. One man considers love, separation, and getting the day job out of his head.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 2,247 Words
    • 1,087 Views
    • 9 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  4. Re-Verse

    By northie, in Poetry. 12/30/2016 (Updated: 04/13/2021)

    Genres: Non-Fiction
    Sub-genres: Creative Non-Fic
    • no sex
    • light-hearted
    • serious
    • music

    My occasional forays into verse

    • 11 Chapters
    • 1,852 Words
    • 9,812 Views
    • 121 Comments
    • Everyone
    • Temporary Hold
  5. Getting In Step

    By northie, in Fall - Bridges. 12/17/2020 (Updated: 12/17/2020)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • young adult
    • senior
    • urban
    • europe
    • no sex
    • friendship

    Justin has learnt not to expect a connection when he escorts older men. An evening promising modern ballet doesn't seem a likely candidate to buck the trend.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 2,672 Words
    • 2,042 Views
    • 14 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
  6. Extra Topping

    By northie, in Fiction. 10/30/2020 (Updated: 10/30/2020)

    Genres: General Fiction, Horror
    Sub-genres: Drama, Horror - Modern
    • europe
    • dark
    • modern
    • halloween

    A dark story for Halloween...

    • 1 Chapters
    • 1,121 Words
    • 1,602 Views
    • 13 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  7. Apart Premium

    By northie, in Fiction. 07/18/2020 (Updated: 08/15/2020)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • teen
    • senior
    • rural
    • future
    • friendship
    • politics

    For Ted and his collie, Sal, life secluded in the wilds of Yorkshire appears perfect. That is until one day when everything changes. What direction will Ted's life take now and how does Jase fit in?

    • 5 Chapters
    • 16,676 Words
    • 5,621 Views
    • 82 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  8. Shrunk to Fit

    By northie, in Fiction. 08/11/2019 (Updated: 07/05/2020)

    Genres: General Fiction, Horror
    Sub-genres: Drama, Horror - Modern, Prompt
    • teen
    • young adult
    • gay
    • europe
    • no sex
    • modern

    How many words do you need to tell a story? Here are my attempts at micro-fiction - a series of unrelated mini tales, all under 50 words in length.

    • 7 Chapters
    • 325 Words
    • 6,045 Views
    • 87 Comments
    • Teen
    • Temporary Hold
  9. Flash In The Pan

    By northie, in Fiction. 11/24/2016 (Updated: 04/25/2020)

    Genres: General Fiction, Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Soft Sci-Fi, Prompt
    • mature adult
    • senior
    • gay
    • alternate earth
    • europe
    • modern
    • christmas
    • halloween

    Collection of stand-alone prose prompts and other shorts. Quick bites, in other words. A tasty snack or two.

    • 19 Chapters
    • 19,579 Words
    • 20,394 Views
    • 253 Comments
    • Mature
    • Temporary Hold
  10. Shaken

    By northie, in Fall - Fall From Grace. 11/28/2019 (Updated: 12/05/2019)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • young adult
    • mature adult
    • workplace
    • urban
    • europe
    • no sex
    • coming out
    • serious

    Aaron's task of seeing a drunken co-worker home turns sour in more ways than one.

    • 2 Chapters
    • 12,378 Words
    • 5,023 Views
    • 82 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
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