A series of coming of age stories based in Indiana, the Crossroads of America. Controversy is the rule as the series explores topics such as abuse, homelessness, pedophilia, three-way relationships, aging out of foster care and gay teens dealing with a disability.
Hunter McIntosh, he is your every day college football player. Friendly outgoing and a little boisterous. He has one little secret, one that when found out causes one of the most traumatizing instances in life. Will he be able to bounce back, or will this experience destroy him completely.
It's college. Matt should be worrying about classes, friends, and parties. Not a baby. At least his boss is cool when he shows up to work with an infant in tow. His boss's boss on the other hand? Matt's sure he's an issue. Except, Seamus helps Matt more than anyone else.
James Toranaga is a twelve year old boy dealing with the aftermath of sexual assault. He’s doing okay. The memories are tough, and the world feels a little rougher than it used to, but he’s a strong kid with a loving family to support him.
It sure makes his emerging sexuality harder to deal with, though. He doesn’t want to think about it.
Luckily, he has the perfect distraction: he can fly.
But these strange new powers may bring dangers of their own. He is not the only one who has them.
In this sequel to The Alliance, Itumak is happy with his life. He has a mate he loves and a new ship of his own to work on. But his mate is not as happy.
Two years ago, Lian lost part of his soul. And while he has found another part in return, his heart still yearns for his lost love. Though he remains quiet to avoid hurting the neko who has given him his heart, the dragon can't hide his feelings forever.
I occasionally try my hand at writing haiku. I'm not claiming that any of it is really all that good. And some haiku purists might even claim that I don't always follow the rules of haiku correctly. Indeed some of my attempts could be more correctly classified as senryu, rather than haiku.
Be all that as it may, I shall add my individual attempts over the next while. Some have been written many years ago. Others will be more recent.
As the occasional offering may be somewhat dark in nature, I shall give the collection a rating of Mature. I will give individual chapter warnings where necessary
After the distressing discovery in his home, a serial killer on the loose and a stranger asking for his trust, Tyler realizes that his life is never going to be the same again.
"You’re actually going to be confirmed as dead when they do the official police reports. It’s for your own safety that you go under cover now.” Zeke tells him, Tyler raises his eyebrows at how serious the situation was, taking a few moments to comprehend what Zeke had just said.
“I’ll be reported as dead? My friends will think I’ve been murdered?”
April is National Poetry Writing Month, and this is my collection for 2021. The goal is to write 30 poems (one per day) throughout the month. The majority of poems are responses to prompts supplied by Jan Hutchinson. Since I turn fifty this year, a lot of them will feature remembrances, musings, and thoughts about the next fifty. A retrospective of my life.
Most of Rick’s life was performed solo and in quiet. He told himself he liked it that way, preferring to keep even his closest friends away from his secrets. But an aggressive woman and a stranger in town found a way to bring out his inner music.
Small town life still exists like this. The pace is slow, and everyone knows your name. And your business.
Owen Liston, an environmental attorney, has been making up stories for his young daughter since she was born. He recently allowed me to record a few and publish them for everyone’s enjoyment. Here is one of them. Read it for yourself or share it with the youngsters in your life
Liebe, a young girl living in the Florida Keys with her two fathers, is invited to watch sea turtles come ashore to lay eggs. When one appears to be in trouble because of plastic waste, their friend Jo comes to the rescue. A few weeks later, Liebe’s delighted as countless hatchlings race across the sand to the ocean.