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  1. Cole Matthews

    Cole Matthews

    • Author: Signature Author
    • 34 Stories
    • 4 Reviews
    • 802,184 Words
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    A former bartender and restaurant cook, Cole is now a paralegal for a nationwide law firm. He loves writing mysteries, love stories, and tales about gay men and their view of the world. Currently, he's working on a novel/mystery which is called So Weeps the Willow, a story in three parts. He's also going to Florida to do research for his next novel, set in the Sunshine State. He collects antique cookbooks, gardens and loves travel and biking.
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  1. Barbed Wire Heart Premium

    By Cole Matthews, in Fiction. 10/01/2014 (Updated: 05/10/2015)

    What is the Barbed Wire Heart? Someone is responsible for the death of an innocent. They need to be brought to justice, but how? Join the hunt as those touched by the tragedy struggle to deal with life while the truth is obscured.

  2. Porcupines

    By Cole Matthews, in Fiction. 08/02/2013 (Updated: 11/20/2013)

    This is a story of twenty-somethings finding their way toward love. Can they get beyond their differences and terrible pasts?

  3. So Weeps the Willow

    By Cole Matthews, in Fiction. 08/29/2017 (Updated: 01/21/2019)

    Jake is having a rough time. His career's at a dead end. His love life is a disaster. His mother is a mess. Finally, he decides to turn things around.

    This is his story.

  4. The Art of Being Gay

    By Cole Matthews, in Fiction. 08/09/2014 (Updated: 12/31/2014)

    Chad was outed, his life in shambles. His son, Justin, was his only lifeline to happiness.
    Roy had enough. His attempts to find love and happiness had failed. He decided to simply live without trying to find a companion in life.
    Together, they begin to learn what it really means to be gay.

  5. Button

    By Cole Matthews, in Fiction. 03/16/2014 (Updated: 07/13/2014)

    Button is a little boy who was dropped on his father's doorstep. Watch as he and his two dads grow with each passing year.

  6. 1550 Loring Lane

    By Cole Matthews, in Fiction. 09/22/2013 (Updated: 12/24/2017)

    1550 Loring Lane is a simple apartment building built in the early sixties using cement block painted white. You wouldn’t stop and take a picture of it as it squats amidst beautiful skyscrapers and old red brick fourplexes. But, there is something special about his building. Strange and bizarre things tend to happen to those living there and those with whom they associate.

  7. An Advent Calendar (Co-Author)

    By aditus, in Fiction. 12/01/2016 (Updated: 12/25/2016)

    We give you twenty-four bits and pieces of all flavors to celebrate the most mystical time of the year.

  8. Third Shift

    By Cole Matthews, in Fiction. 05/09/2016 (Updated: 07/10/2016)

    There are two men struggling to pass through denial, guilt, anger, bargaining, depression, hopefulness to finally get to the acceptance stage.

    The story is a 'ripped from the headlines' kind of tale. It's based on actual events, but the stories and characters are completely fictional. The subject matter is very grim. It's definitely rated mature and if you are sensitive, this won't be the story for you.

  9. Gaia-Town

    By Cole Matthews, in Fiction. 02/15/2014 (Updated: 07/07/2014)

    Fantasy places contain beings who feel, love, hurt, and dream. These expressions have as many different perspectives as there are in this world. Gaia-Town is a collaborative project that seeks to give you characters and stories that entertain and challenge you. Not everyone in Gaia-Town is honest or true and sometimes that makes for surprising situations. What it hopes to do is question our perceptions of that world, and therefore ours as well.

  10. Dinner is Prompt-ly at Eight

    By Cole Matthews, in Fiction. 06/02/2014 (Updated: 08/04/2018)

    My responses to prompts that intrigue me...

  11. Advent

    By Cole Matthews, in Fiction. 12/01/2013 (Updated: 12/26/2013)

    Brian and Danny are married. But they are stuck in limbo and can’t get past it. Can an Advent calendar, some Christmas ornaments, and a cigarette get them beyond the stasis that has frozen their lives? Will the lights of Christmas shining in the darkness help them find the peace they truly need? This is a Christmas story in eight parts.

  12. Into the Fire

    By Cole Matthews, in Fall - Scars. 09/11/2014 (Updated: 09/11/2014)

    Delbert Peterson was really excited to go to the 1936 Minnesota State Fair for the whole time, the first week without his parents. It would be his last time showing as a 4-H member staying in the dorms and this would give him a chance to explore. He was especially interested by the carnies who operated the rides. They intrigued him so.

  13. The Bachelor Farmer

    By Cole Matthews, in Summer - The Backup Plan. 06/12/2014 (Updated: 06/12/2014)

    Sven Tollefson has never married. In fact, he's never had a relationship of any type. During the drought of 1888, he was worried about his hay and corn crops. Without enough to feed his milking cows, they'd never get through the harsh Minnesota winter. He hires a young local man to help him with this new idea called 'silage. This is their story.

  14. Shade

    By Cole Matthews, in 2017- Halloween. 10/07/2017 (Updated: 10/07/2017)

    Dalton and Bauer were going to start a bed-n-breakfast, until tragedy struck. With his husband dead, Dalton is having trouble coping, and having a haunted house isn't helping.

  15. Boy River

    By Cole Matthews, in Summer - Road Trip. 06/11/2015 (Updated: 06/11/2015)

    Ben Miller is a paralegal with the Hennepin County District Attorney's office and he has an unpleasant task, returning a runaway boy home to a tiny town in northern Minnesota. The teen, Clay Taukkala's, behavior is a little strange and so Ben asks his boyfriend, Rush Romer, to ride with on this road trip. They begin delving into the boy's emotional reactions and discover the real story about what happened to him. Not everything is as it seems.


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