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New Story idea and updated Editor/Beta request

As it appears, there was very little interest in an old school Wilderness survival story, I've discontinued work on it. It will just go into my pile of abandon story ideas. Even so, I have just updated my request for editor/beta reader based on a new concept: Modern Romance Fiction editor/beta request thread I got inspired by a question in my mind after reading a few more Romance gay stories: What happens next? Then, I reflect on my own life and wonder, would I have ended up

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Fifth and Final Story of Comforting Touch Series: Hearth Keepers

Comforting Touch Story #5 Hearth Keeper It is now live Some General Observations from this Author: 1. The series came out much better than I had ever imagined, I had originally conceived it as a one-off with Finding Warmth, but it just kept writing itself throughout December 2020. 2. I've learned a good deal about myself during the writing of this story, which, for those who know me, is about 60% factual and 40% fiction. It's a lot easier to write based on reality. I realized

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Fourth Story in Comforting Touch Series Live!

The Fourth Story is now live in Comforting Touch series:   Relationships aren't fairy tales in real life and more often than not, there's a good amount of complications between even the most committed lovers. How you deal with it is what defines who you are and who your lover is in relation to issues and conflicts. Maybe to some readers, what happened to Jason in Fanning Flames is off-putting, being given alcohol and drugs to make you more pliable for sexual intercourse is a comm

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Writing and focus on disabled gay characters

Well just to make it clear for people who do not know, I suffer from Congenital Glaucoma, I was born with bad eyesight, and am legally blind with very low vision. One thing I've learned as I read stories, there really isn't much diversity or representation of people with disabilities in various gay fiction genres. People like me exist throughout the world in various forms; for instance, my last boyfriend was deaf, but it very hard for me to find any kind of story that reflect that kind of relati

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Comforting Touch Story #3 Fanning Flames is live

So the next story in the Comforting Touch series is live now: Fanning Flames The story goes into areas I rarely explore in the past. It was an interesting exercise. One area that people might have caught on from last story, I think the best way to describe my sex scenes in this story is with one word, Sensuality. Using your hands, your nose, and your tongue is just as important to the experience as any other area. While Sexuality is what many people like to describe in both h

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Gay Romance Book Reviews: HIM, US, and EPIC by Sarina Bowen

My taste in Gay Romance novels made me wonder, why no one has ever done any reviews of well-known and established Male/Male novels on GA. Well, I'll break that mold. I have a lot of respect for Sarina Bowen, especially after reading her 2.5 novel series about these 2 guys, who are given a second chance at love. She writes it with a bit of integrity, a bit of nuance, and believable realism. Also, the Hockey being played in the background is very good, (I was one of GA's last NHL bracket cham

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Finishing a 70K+ Word story in a month- Personal thoughts on the writing process

With the 5th and final story in the series with @Talo Segura, my beta and editor. I am thinking now of what I have accomplished in such a short period of time. I am surprised I had the energy, the motivation, and the stamina to write a 70K+ word story series like, Comforting Touch even after 4 years of hiatus from writing in general. I know my writing style is imperfect, my prose is too long for easy digestion at 13-16K words per short story within a series of 5 stories, and obviously

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Story update and personal thoughts on Demisexuality and Disability

Today, I posted 2 short stories in a new series, my first in 4 years. Comforting Touch is the combination of an idea I received from a vivid dream after Thanksgiving and my own life experiences. I admit I am very rusty at writing nowadays. While I still have ideas and inspiration, I need the patience of a good editor like @Talo Segura For those who have known me or met me from GA, you know who Ben is and if you've ever wondered why he is still single, I think this story will explain it

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The hardest chapter to write

This chapter is really hard to write for Book 2 of 0's and 1's, so I will share with readers its problem:   I feel like I can't skip an important event, but if I write it, I am never going to hear the end of it.   This will mark probably the darkest chapter I have ever written, maybe one of the darkest chapters on GA. I am making sure the guidelines are followed, nothing graphic or explicit, but the implication is more than enough with a dark imagination. And to top it all of

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One of the Funniest Christmas Comedy moments

Youtube's random suggestions just gave me a reminder to one of the funniest Christmas inspired TV moments.   Advisory, if you love Santa Claus, don't watch this clip, but if you love to laugh at Always Sunny in Philadelphia's warped type of humor, watch it:      

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LGBT Movie Review: Shared Rooms

Well, it's been a while since I last wrote a movie review and I got the writing bug again, so I felt like reviewing a movie I recently saw.   Shared Rooms is the gay man's answer to a hallmark movie for elderly audiences around Christmas. I know some of you will call me a whimsical fool for picking this movie out of hundreds of more deserving LGBT features from festivals to alternative media web series, but I really enjoyed this movie.   It's a narrative story of disconnected

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A Lesson in Basics

Confucius' philosophy and my views have differences in social organization and morality, but in terms of government organization, and the role of leaders in a nation, I am probably one of his deepest disciples.   I am going to paraphrase a Chinese question and its dialogue:   A question in the Confucian Dialectics is asked among Confucius scholars that is both broad and narrow: How does one "know" what they are doing is right for a nation?   Student 1: "One does not

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Horror films and being a Gay man

Like many horror fans, I am awaiting Ridley Scott's return to Aliens Franchise with Aliens: Covenant. It is a highly anticipated film for horror junkies, while I did enjoy "Split" with is psycho horror, I am still a fan of hybrid Sci-Fi/horror genre. Dead Space will remain a favorite game of mine.   I love getting scared a bit, then finding a hand to hold preferably a boyfriend's hand, and then later on release the stress of the experience in a fun way   That made me think ab

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Math Of Love Triangle.... :p

I am not just hitting on Drew, seriously I am on a math binge:   This is an awesome song/math pun all on triangles     For gay dorks and their nerdy suitors

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Mathematical Proof To....something

Weird blog entry, I was just trying to figure something in my head and a sequence of equations came to my mind.   1 x 2 +3 3 x 2 - 1   Both would equal 5 right.   So I thought, pretty cool coincidence, why not test it out on other sequential numbers:   2 x 3 +4 4 x 3 -2   Equal 10   3 x 4 + 5 5 x 4 - 3   Equals 17   4 x 5 +6 6 x 5 - 4   Equals 26   5 x 6 + 7 7 x 6 -5   Equals 37   6 x 7 + 8 8 x 7 -6   Equals 50   ....   It keeps working out   I know this is a math

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Being Gay And Seeking Definition

This was going to be a review of James Franco's movie I am Michael, a biopic about Michael Glatze, the former gay youth advocate turned Ex-gay poster boy with a wife turned Fundamentalist anti-homosexual christian pastor, and now deeply lost as both his far right allies abandoned him and he abandoned his old LGBT friends.   I know I am gay, I tried dating girls when I was younger who were more masculine in reflection now (high school basketball forward), but not everyone is universally aligned

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What Happened To The Old Practice Of Giving Employees Holiday Turkeys?

I was watching A Christmas Carol on my red Eye back from Vegas and the thought occurred to me. It wasn't so long ago, when employers would give their employees a turkey every Christmas in appreciation of their work, and to ward off the Ghost of Christmas Future The IRS even has a special provision in Publication 525 that indicates gifts of Turkeys, Hams, or other food during Christmas or Holidays would not b considered taxable income. Whatever happened to that nice Holiday practice? Has Ame

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A New Underground Railroad- Story Idea

I was chatting with some friends on facebook and got an interesting idea if things do go sour for LGBT in affected areas.   What if a new underground railroad was set up to help runaway gay kids find safe havens in states like Massachusetts or California.   My first thought on this, it is basically illegal to help a child under the age of consent to run away from his/her family, so I pointed out that if this were our solution, we'd likely face some jail time just like traditional abolitionis

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Election Is Over, Now Back To Writing And I'll Offer You A Ray Of Hope

Well, it might be early, but with the tallies as it looks, Donald Trump is going to be our 45th President.   I don't like either candidate, but I do hope the Mexican deportation was hyperbole along with the trade bans and departing NAFTA/NATO/UN were also just campaigning. I am a Republican, but I don't support those positions.   Now let me introduce the Prologue of Book 2: 0's and 1's   https://www.gayauthors.org/story/w-l/0sand1sbk2-webofconceit   I wrote it several months ago, thinkin

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My Vote Of Conscience As A Honest American Citizen

Well before I return to the Pit tomorrow, I should tell you my vote:   So, here's it is, I voted for ...Gary Johnson. I can't vote for Clinton and I cannot support Donald Trump even in spirit.   Why did I not choose either candidate and instead chose a guy who has been ridiculed for his lack of foreign policy experience?   Reality is, I believe in something beyond just candidates and the current election. Despite all his flaws, Gary Johnson is one thing that neither Clinton or Trump is: He

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The Ending Through The Hooded Bridge Part 4

Through the Hooded Bridge   Part IV: The Horror in Truth   As a shout out, I want to thanks Kitt again for the marvelous job of editing she did for this story.   Now onto the main event, can you imagine seeing the end of the world in a perfect 3D image from something like an Oculus Rift or a HTC Vive system. Photo-realistic images have been around for a decade and 3D video for at lest 2-3 years in mass consumption, so a 3D video from a drone is not that far off in our future and I recall

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Through The Hooded Bridge Part 3

Through the Hooded Bridge   Part 3: The Arcology (aka. Why did all this happen?)   An Arcology is an interesting concept, some of you, like me played SimCity 2000, remember this as the ultimate achievement in the game if you can build a city to the level of creating Arcologies that can house thousands of people with all the necessary elements of industrial, commercial, and even agricultural use combined together in one structure.   I am also introducing the Triumvirs: Edwin, an elderly ga

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