Things that go bump in the night, voices that scream in the dark, sounds when no one is there or the silent figure when there should be no one there.
Horror and ghost stories have always held a fascination for the LGBT reader, just look at the popularity of American Horror Story and the writing of Clive Barker and Anne Rice. In horror/ghost stories so many LGBT themes can be explored, they are far more than screaming women and camp villains, well the good ones are.
This collection will feature some of my LGBT horror and ghost stories. So, sit back and make sure all the lights are still on…
It's been said that suffering builds character. And there are few that know suffering better than young Justin. Only 14 years old, he has found an easy way out. A suicidal tendency that he is hoping will bring an end to his misery. But when he meets a mysterious boy at the end of Navy Pier one dark evening...he is given an alternative. One that will give him purpose, and set in motion the events that will lead to his ultimate destiny....in a world not like our own.
This story is about Ryan, a very straightforward boy that goes on vacation with his mother. He then sees a pompous family getting on the same flight as him. He hates those rich families, especially the kids who never had to do anything in their lives. But, could certain circumstances change his opinion about that family? We'll see.
With a life that is almost painfully normal and unremarkable, 16 year old Torsten has no reason to believe in anything out of the ordinary. Then, a series of cryptic events throws him beyond the boring familiarity that he knows, into the mystery and magic of reality unmasked.
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.
Adopted and then left unexpectedly alone after a tragic accident killed Ty's new wonderful parents only six months after becoming part of their family. The loss is devastating and as his hopes shatter Ty begins to accept that he will never be able to have a family -- after all who wants a thirteen-year-old black boy from the streets? A shard of hope slices through his despair when Dane, his adopted parent's son, returns from the military because of his parent's death. He takes Ty in. This is their multidimensional love story.
Anton comes to town to find someone and involves Patrick. Adam is ask to serve a summons only to find himself involved in a mistaken identity. Lies smothers the truth as relationships hang in the balance.
The sleepy village of Crumbington is about to get a wake-up call.
When the new chairperson of the Summer Fête Committee pushes to create a naked calendar of the Crumbington football team, mouths drop open. Her further pronouncement at having snagged a celebrity host for the fête—rising television and movie star Clifton O’Keefe, and ex-resident of Crumbington—is met with indifference.
Not by Nathan Fresher, though, local baker and captain of the football team. He had been Clifton’s boyfriend in high school, until Clifton and his family disappeared into the night over ten years ago.
Portento is a town hiding a huge secret. A secret the Morgan Family has worked for generations to keep. Outsiders are not allowed in without the Portento Council's approval. Until the Takeda Family moves in unnoticed.
Milan Takeda has been sick all his life. Rory Morgan just turned eighteen and is looking forward to taking on his birthright. Then he meets Milan, and his world changes.
Where Charles Wentworth is now, I do not know. I thought he was dead. It took decades to get over the heartbreak of his disappearance. And yet now that he has sent me a message, I feel not relief but horror… because, if my interpretation is true, then we are all in danger. The message in the sky is clear. Humanity may be about to go extinct.
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.