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    Looking for heartbreak, comfort, and catharsis? You will find them here. TheCaliMack writes from heart and mind, dancing around trends to try and trump readers with a strange approach.
    • 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. Call Me Mother

    By thecalimack, in Fiction. 04/07/2018 (Updated: 04/07/2018)

    Genres: Comedy, General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Comedy Modern, Drama
    • teen
    • young adult
    • gay
    • urban
    • coming of age
    • adopt
    • love
    • friendship

    Some time after "the Incident", Tristan decides to pay a visit to some old friends.

    A follow-up/sequel to Can't A Guy Visit A Friend

    • 1 Chapters
    • 1,769 Words
    • 2,938 Views
    • 6 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
  2. A Little Reunion

    By thecalimack, in Fiction. 02/21/2018 (Updated: 02/21/2018)

    Genres: Comedy, General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Comedy Modern, Drama, General Romance
    • teen
    • young adult
    • gay
    • modern
    • love
    • friendship

    Being introduced to another circle of friends puts some things to perspective.

    A follow-up/sequel to the short story Can't A Guy Visit A Friend:
    Story Link:

    • 1 Chapters
    • 2,188 Words
    • 3,630 Views
    • 4 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
  3. Photos

    By thecalimack, in Fiction. 01/13/2018 (Updated: 01/13/2018)

    Genres: General Fiction, Horror
    Sub-genres: Drama, Horror - Modern
    • teen
    • young adult
    • gay
    • school
    • serious
    • modern
    • suicide
    • friendship

    WARNING: Mentions of Suicide

    A man finds himself alone in his room, with photos taunting him.

    Taunting, with no need for words.

    Made as an antithesis to Can't A Guy Visit A Friend

    • 1 Chapters
    • 1,030 Words
    • 3,037 Views
    • 9 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
  4. The Flower of Serving Men

    By thecalimack, in Fiction. 11/13/2016 (Updated: 06/07/2017)

    Genres: Fantasy, General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, General Fantasy
    • young adult
    • sorcery
    • adult
    • gay
    • medieval

    Ellis's mother did him spite, she harried thieves in the dead of night.
    Put her son and his child to flight, they slew the babe, they slew his knight.
    Through ill fate, he'd survived, but with this, his loves had died,
    And now alone he must endure the days without child and paramour.

    • 5 Chapters
    • 12,607 Words
    • 8,091 Views
    • 6 Comments
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  5. Can't A Guy Visit A Friend

    By thecalimack, in 2017 - Spring - Unintended Consequences & Jagged Edges. 05/11/2017 (Updated: 05/11/2017)

    Genres: General Fiction, Thriller/Suspense
    Sub-genres: Suspense, Drama
    • young adult
    • mature adult
    • gay
    • dark
    • serious
    • friendship

    Miguel comes to visit his friend Tristan, but notices something is amiss when the man opens his door to him.

    Intuition has never failed him before, but it never prepared him for what he'd see.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 2,848 Words
    • 9,940 Views
    • 30 Comments
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  6. errorlog.txt 1. In Plain Sight

    By thecalimack, in Fiction. 03/26/2017 (Updated: 04/02/2017)

    Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller/Suspense, Science Fiction, Paranormal
    Sub-genres: Suspense, Horror - Modern, Soft Sci-Fi, Light Mystery, Romantic Paranormal
    • child

    Welcome to the MERCY system!

    PLEASE refer to the HELPME file for further details.

    We Hope You enjoy our prodUctS.

    WARNING: Contains graphic violence. Discretion advised.

    • 7 Chapters
    • 8,864 Words
    • 14,511 Views
    • 40 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
  7. Persistent

    By thecalimack, in Fiction. 03/20/2017 (Updated: 03/20/2017)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance, Paranormal
    Sub-genres: Drama, General Romance, Romantic Paranormal
    • young adult
    • urban
    • serious
    • ghosts
    • friendship

    I had a friend.

    'Had' is the keyword here. We weren't anymore. Some disagreements and differences of opinion skewed this view. I'm afraid our friendship is one-sided.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 1,055 Words
    • 3,718 Views
    • 8 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
  8. A Frigid Grasp

    By thecalimack, in Fiction. 07/18/2015 (Updated: 02/04/2017)

    Genres: Fantasy, Action/Adventure, General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Drama, General Fantasy
    • mages
    • magic
    • sorcery
    • war
    • religion
    • medieval

    Rumors of a traveling doctor spread like wildfire throughout Bosefestung, and Arden Grey finds it harder to maintain a humble presence. He gains the attention of the Templar and Mages Hall, half the nobles in the city, the city-state's Guard-Captain, and the city's Underground. Since when had serving the sick and wounded become so complex?

    • 10 Chapters
    • 33,365 Words
    • 19,954 Views
    • 26 Comments
    • Teen
    • Long-Term Hold
  9. My Soul to Take

    By thecalimack, in Fiction. 10/09/2016 (Updated: 10/24/2016)

    Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal
    Sub-genres: General Fantasy, General Romance, Romantic Paranormal
    • teen
    • young adult
    • gay
    • urban
    • religion
    • ghosts

    His soul was not his own, and whoever made it wanted it back. How could he just give something like that back?

    • 2 Chapters
    • 4,786 Words
    • 2,880 Views
    • 2 Comments
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  10. Prompt Me This

    By thecalimack, in Fiction. 07/14/2015 (Updated: 04/25/2016)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Prompt
    • light-hearted

    Responses to prompts.

    • 3 Chapters
    • 3,854 Words
    • 2,230 Views
    • 2 Comments
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