Max Wilson, a peculiar 14-year boy with a love for Basketball and Classical music has chosen a pen-pal from a candidate list for English class. With the youngster's grades slipping, and a need to get ahead Max decides to take the last resort. After sending the first letter, the boy waits nervously for his anonymous sender, who appears to be another boy, and is within the same building as Max. Over three months, the teenagers grow a bond through communication, with the other boy helping Max come out to his family, and to Max's amazement, he's fallen for an unknown boy who sounds perfect in every way according to their personal correspondences.
Jaime is a 30yo Firefighter that is restarting his life. Trying to break free of this overprotective family, controlling ex-inlaw, while having some fun along the way and maybe learning a life lesson or three as well. Can Jamie do it... let's see.
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?
A trio of skilled vampire raiders are going out to swindle a high stakes take from a deceased vampire, hoping to get by with a major score! However...is this the kind of heist that they expected to get away with? Or is there something 'else' going on behind the scenes?
Youth passes by alarmingly, and for most people, the simple days of childlike wonder are a flood of nostalgia. At a certain age, we all reflect back on our growing up experiences and wish for some of the good old times... this is some of mine, but many can relate as the desire to be young again, sometimes, is one and it's own.
A spinoff of the "Gone From Daylight" vampire series (Reading the original is not necessary), this tale takes place in the old West. Deacon Porter is baffled by the recent murders in his small town. With his father being the Sherriff, it's up to him to solve the mystery of what's happening. However, when Deacon meets a teen boy like himself in the darkness, he experiences feelings that he never knew that he had before. But is this beautiful stranger the boy of Deacon's dreams? Or is it possible that he may be the monster that his father is hunting in the shadows of night?
Short stories are definitely not my strong suit, and this attempt soon became a continuous story inspired by the challenge of First Line prompts. Constructive criticism and kind encouragement are more than welcome.
The Leopards have scattered, some interstate and others to different parts of Melbourne, but the events of 2014 continue to bind them together. In the meantime, new Leopards and new friends have their own challenges that must be overcome. This includes one newcomer who is unaware he's being hunted.