In the fourth book of The Barnstable Chronicles series, we find David Chase enjoying one of the most successful classical music careers in the age of social media. Every time he turns around, he finds more success. However, there is little or no success in his personal life.
David threw away the two most important relationships in his young life... Charlie Danner, still the love of his life... and that of his best friend, Parker Miller.
All the success in the world can't seem to fill the emptiness in David's heart.
The last thing fitness guru Heathcliff Stone needs is a babysitter, mainly because the one thing he hates more than his name - courtesy of his mom who, to this day, continues to be a Brontë obsessed reader - is for someone to try to control him.
When the most important company endorsing him sends over a preppy looking guy to keep him on a tight leash, his knee jerk reaction is to send the yuppie packing.
Yet, there is something that stops him from putting the figurative boot in the guy’s ass. Aidan Spark is exactly what the doctor ordered.
(Full summary inside because there's a character limit)
Jack feels pretty dumb. He's frozen in place, trapped between disappointing his best friend and his unhappy home life. Worse is his crush. He'll try not to panic as he falls deeper into his artwork where things can be as he'd like.
Writers make mistakes, especially when writing quickly. Students make mistakes, even when writing slowly. Students writing quickly often make lots of mistakes, and they get unintentionally funny. Here are some of them.
In Germany, it appears there's a whole cult that collects these. In America, we largely have the popular British book Eats Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss. This collection follows both of those.
A friendly caution: A little of these goes a long way, so don't try to read them all at once. They get less funny. Very less funny. Far less funny. Oh so less funny. You were warned.
You are the Nameless Hacker and Brandon is writing his story for you. Gay, confused, and deeply closeted he shares his struggles and his triumphs with us here. Despite all that goes on he always manages to smile and shine on through. Share Brandon's smiles and his tears.
Seth's ability to read people makes him lucky with cards, but unlucky with love. While participating in a world-class Poker tournament on a cruise ship, Seth finds himself distracted by the one person he can't seem to figure out.
This is a collection of short stories I've previously posted on this site. I'm slowly moving them to one place and deleting them as separate entries. I'll also be adding new stories as they're finished.
I realize I'll unfortunately lose some readers' reactions and comments on my older stories, but the move should make my writing easier to find. It's also what the site editors suggest.
This collection parallels the collection of my short non-fiction in this site -- Collections.
On the run from slavers, Pip is separated from his best friend, Tilbei, and finds himself on a strange planet, with even stranger aliens. His handsome rescuer is different from Pip. The odd man's human, after all.
Jamie's sick of being single and decides to try online dating. After all, he can't meet his one true love unless he puts himself out there. Fate will make sure his future husband and father of his children is on the same site. That's how it works. Right?
“You know, babe, these toasters scare the crap out of me sometimes."
The greatest joys of life can lie in the simplest, everyday things. A morning starts off rather more exciting than Jake had expected as he and Nate prepare breakfast. A short story of two lovers' chemistry with a side of goofy toastiness.
Excitable young Ezra doesn't know how much time he has left, but he does have a dream! An aspiring wrestler, he wants to perform on the grandest stage of them all - KADA Wrestling! A true underdog, Ezra's brand of determination and intensity challenges stereotypes and defies expectations as he fights to make it to the big leagues before the clock runs out. Meanwhile, KADA faces challenges of its own as the once unified roster divides itself and descends into civil war. Perhaps an outsider is what KADA needs! After all, a small guy can accomplish big things!
Larry is a sloth. He's also got ADD (Attention-Deficit Disorder), which for a sloth can be a strange combination, to say the least. Larry is tired of living with the biased that comes with his animal form and wants to be able to experience life just like everyone else. So he does something very Un-Sloth like and goes to a club one night. He realizes why sloths don't party, even sloths as strange as him. He's about to leave the club when he sees a handsome man, one of the best looking he's ever seen - oh, he's also a wolf, and his mate.