Jesse went up into the mountain to retreat from everything, which is why the last thing he was expecting was to see his best friends cousin show up at the door, needing a safe haven too. Will he be able to conquer the fears that sent him running, or will his attempt to leave the mountain cost him his life?
James Esposito grew up projects in Brooklyn in the 1980's. His whole life being haunted by his fear of turning into his abusive alcoholic father. While has parents come in and out of his life, he finds guidance in his English teacher who his helps explore his love for writing and to come to terms with his sexuality, discovering that he is falling madly in love with his best friend. James battles himself and his close-minded environment to come out and find who he truly is.
Aria Graice has it all. Son of superstar parents, brother of a rising star, you tuber, fashion guru. Drew Chance is his new bodyguard, a former SAS special operative from a poor Welsh family. He despises everything Aria stands for - until he meets him, and his twin Amara. He realizes that wealth and privilege don't necessarily bring happiness. When a series of escalating threats put both boys in danger, with Amara's bodyguard nowhere in sight, Drew doesn't hesitate to jump in, but what exactly has he jumped in to? And why does an unexpected outburst from Amara leave him thinking all kinds of things that are so very, very wrong - aren't they?
Ryan isn't a singer so why is he added to the band after they had released their first album as the new up and coming boy band of the year? Jasper is certain this is all a publicity stunt by their manager, why else would someone so inappropriate for the position, get placed in with them? While three members of the band are happy to accept this change, Jasper challenges the manager and when their personal situations end up on headlines creating drama, it becomes clear that they are all being manipulated. Jasper finds himself becoming protective of Ryan and developing feelings he didn’t expect towards the sweet and gentle man.
Arad Ansari is a homeless street slug in the Grey District A-5 colony. Work is hard to come by and he has to compete with the animal/human hybrids called DemiShou, forcing him to make his way in less than savory methods. Getting off-planet sounds like a godsend, but fate has a way of complicating the best opportunities of a man with little luck.
I endured years of experiments at the hands of sadistic aliens. Barely eighteen, I've been rescued from the tiny cell and the years of enforced sensory deprivation. Lost, with no family or friends I can remember or would turn to if I could, I'm alone in the universe... except for the humans who saved me. The Captain. Zeke. Doc. A crew of misfit Rangers, a ragtag bunch operating just this side of legal--and often on the other side when circumstances are right--are not the kind to help someone “like me” recover. Captain wants to send me away, but I can't leave. No one else can touch me.
He's it for me, the strength I can't function without.
Connor is a miserable guy. He hates his job, hates his family, his girlfriend, and pretty much everyone else too. Then he finds a naked boy in his backyard with a serious case of amnesia, and slowly, Connor begins to care. But the boy has secrets. Someone is hunting him, and lights appear in the sky. Just who is this odd, beautiful boy, and just what is he capable of?
Reflections of the past, realities of the present, and hopes for the future. These aren't prompts, and anything could wind up here, from poetry to monologues. It's all about words, and the forms they lead us to.
Young Tristan was looking for someone that he could truly respect and fall in love with. He wasn't expecting to find him in a series of YouTube online vlogs though! When the beautiful (And wildly popular) 'Jesse-101' ends up living in a nearby neighborhood, will Tristan find the dream boy he was looking for?
Real life underdog Ezra from small-town Minnesota has a dream! He will perform on the grandest stage of all - KADA Wrestling! Excitable, intense and carrying the fervor and determination of ten people in his little body, the eighteen-year-old rookie wrestler is more than willing to risk it all in the face of his overprotective boyfriend, manipulative mother and the clock. After all, Ezra only desires to live the richest life he can while he can.