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  1. Ronyx
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    Ronyx is the creator and author of the gay teen story site, The Mustard Jar. His goal when he started a decade ago was to write stories that covered the real issues gay teens face. Ronyx hopes his stories speak to those needing advice or help dealing with a problem.
    • 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. Window Stories

    By Ronyx, in Fiction. 03/04/2024 (Updated: 04/05/2024)

    Genres: Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Contemporary Literary
    • mature adult
    • gay
    • serious
    • modern
    • friendship

    I remember my life now as if I'm looking out a window. Streaks of my life flash by me. I try to open the window and catch them, but the window won't open. So, I sit and watch them, and I wonder did they really happen or was it just a dream? Take a journey back in time as 78-year-old Phil Reid relates his life experiences to a younger man.

    • 5 Chapters
    • 19,412 Words
    • 4,332 Views
    • 67 Comments
    • Mature
    • In Process
  2. Seth on the Road to Chaos

    By Ronyx, in Fiction. 04/19/2023 (Updated: 11/20/2023)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Coming of Age
    • teen
    • gay
    • first time
    • coming out
    • serious
    • depression
    • high school

    According to Egyptian mythology, Seth is the God of Chaos. Seth, the main character of this story, is appropriately named because his life becomes a whirlwind of chaos. He is sixteen years old and lives at home with his mother and twin sister. He is gay. However, he tries to keep it a secret from family and friends. His life begins a downward spiral when his sister's boyfriend discovers his secret. Then, he meets a new boy in school who has a troubled past. Will Seth be able to control the chaos erupting around him?

    • 29 Chapters
    • 116,678 Words
    • 84,284 Views
    • 459 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  3. Taking Off the Mask

    By Ronyx, in Fiction. 11/30/2022 (Updated: 02/27/2023)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Coming of Age
    • teen
    • gay
    • coming of age
    • high school

    Love takes off the masks that we fear that we cannot live without and know that we cannot live within. -James Baldwin

    At sixteen, James has an almost perfect life. Then two boys enter his life and turn it upside down. Dion is a shy boy who James can't understand. Donovan is the star basketball player who James admires. Read how an incident with one boy will bring him closer to the other as masks are slowly removed.

    • 14 Chapters
    • 57,080 Words
    • 49,988 Views
    • 184 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  4. Finding Good Trouble

    By Ronyx, in Fiction. 03/28/2022 (Updated: 10/17/2022)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • young adult
    • gay
    • suburban
    • serious
    • modern
    • interracial
    • politics
    • high school

    Parker Frazier attends Somerset High School, a suburban white school. Over the weekend, a fight breaks out during a basketball game against an inner-city school. Tempers flared, and racial epithets were shouted. On Monday, protesters appeared outside the school. One young man caught Parker's attention. While driving home after school, he witnessed a police officer brutally arrest the young man he saw earlier that morning. Parker videotaped it with his phone and posted it on Facebook. He was not prepared for what happened next.

    • 20 Chapters
    • 72,532 Words
    • 66,805 Views
    • 219 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  5. Stuff People Do

    By Ronyx, in Fiction. 05/26/2021 (Updated: 11/15/2021)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Drama, General Romance
    • teen
    • young adult
    • gay
    • serious
    • religion

    Matt Stevens is a normal sixteen-year-old. He goes to school and makes good grades. Even though he is being raised in an extremely religious home, he manages to do well. Then, unexpectedly, his life takes an abrupt turn late one night when his best friend, Ricky, kisses him while wrestling on the bed. Matt starts to question his own sexuality, and he begins to realize he is gay. His life starts to spiral out of control, leading to many unexpected twists and turns.

    • 25 Chapters
    • 92,791 Words
    • 109,463 Views
    • 236 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  6. Dancing on a Star

    By Ronyx, in Fiction. 02/02/2019 (Updated: 09/03/2020)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Drama, General Romance
    • teen
    • gay
    • coming out
    • high school

    Jack Woolery's life was safe and secure. He was attending high school, and he had no intention of coming out to his parents or best friend, Jimmy. Then Tracy Craft moves in across the street and changes his plans. Tracy, a new student and an aspiring ballet dancer, is strong and confident. He challenges Jack to reevaluate his life. Can Jack become friends with an openly gay boy and yet maintain the secret life he trusts?

    • 33 Chapters
    • 124,797 Words
    • 128,442 Views
    • 407 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  7. Gift of Human Kindness

    By Ronyx, in Fiction. 12/22/2019 (Updated: 12/22/2019)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • christmas

    A wealthy business discovers the meaning of Christmas because of the generosity of a young employee.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 3,665 Words
    • 6,578 Views
    • 17 Comments
    • Everyone
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  8. A Mourning Storm

    By Ronyx, in Fiction. 03/14/2019 (Updated: 05/16/2019)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • teen
    • gay
    • serious
    • hate
    • depression
    • death
    • high school

    Sometimes life isn’t fair. Fifteen-year-old Richie Ferguson must learn this lesson the hard way when his mother dies of cancer and he is forced to live with a father who left the family two years earlier for another woman. Richie’s life becomes a storm, whirling around with no sense of purpose or direction. Will the tumultuous winds destroy him, or will he find a calm sea in time to save his own life?

    • 19 Chapters
    • 80,413 Words
    • 81,279 Views
    • 210 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  9. Apple of Her Eye

    By Ronyx, in Fiction. 01/28/2019 (Updated: 03/07/2019)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Drama, General Romance
    • teen
    • gay
    • coming out
    • friendship
    • high school

    Gary gets outed at school by his best friend. After his mother discovers his 'secret,' will he still be the apple of her eye? Find out as Gary discovers love, friendship, understanding and forgiveness in this heart-felt story.

    • 12 Chapters
    • 22,819 Words
    • 80,437 Views
    • 149 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  10. It's Not Easy Being a Tree

    By Ronyx, in Fiction. 11/05/2018 (Updated: 01/18/2019)

    Genres: General Fiction, Thriller/Suspense
    Sub-genres: Suspense, Drama
    • teen
    • gay
    • first time
    • masturbate
    • high school

    The internet can be a dangerous place sometimes. Chat rooms can be perilous. Sixteen year-old Woody Fields finds out too late just how sinister a place they can be when he begins chatting online with another mysterious boy.

    • 23 Chapters
    • 100,383 Words
    • 70,079 Views
    • 251 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
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