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  1. The Great Mirror of Same-Sex Love - Prose

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 08/04/2021 (Updated: 12/01/2021)

    Genres: Non-Fiction, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Reference, Creative Non-Fic, Historical Literary
    • coming of age
    • coming out
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • religion
    • love

    A collection of prose pieces by others exploring the love that has always dared to speak its name.

    • 35 Chapters
    • 63,111 Words
    • 5,496 Views
    • 84 Comments
    • Mature
    • In Process
  2. The Great Mirror of Same-Sex Love - Poetry

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 08/17/2021 (Updated: 11/28/2021)

    Genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Reference, Mixed Forms, Translation, Historical Literary
    • coming of age
    • coming out
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • religion
    • love

    A collection of verse by other people to show we've always dared to speak our love's name.

    • 35 Chapters
    • 13,565 Words
    • 4,434 Views
    • 106 Comments
    • Mature
    • In Process
  3. Blackwater creek

    By Oliver Dean, in Fiction. 11/16/2021 (Updated: 11/16/2021)

    Genres: Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Historical Literary
    • mature adult
    • adult
    • anal
    • dark

    A historical short story set in New Zealand during the late 1800’s

    • 1 Chapters
    • 3,628 Words
    • 284 Views
    • 4 Comments
    • Mature
    • Long-Term Hold
  4. Translation Trashbin 7. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 10/20/2017 (Updated: 10/02/2021)

    Genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Reference, Mixed Forms, Translation, Historical Literary
    • gay
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • religion
    • love
    • depression

    A receptacle for my attempts at translating other poets’ work.

    • 29 Chapters
    • 12,339 Words
    • 25,091 Views
    • 264 Comments
    • Teen
    • In Process
  5. Pride Month, and other Haibun 13. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Non-Fiction. 11/06/2021 (Updated: 09/01/2021)

    Genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Creative Non-Fic, Mixed Forms, Translation, Autobiography, Letter, Coming of Age, Contemporary Literary, Historical Literary
    • gay
    • coming of age
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • religion
    • love

    Pieces combining sections of prose and poetry

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    • 16 Chapters
    • 8,059 Words
    • 10,225 Views
    • 141 Comments
    • Teen
    • In Process
  6. Lorca's "Ode to Walt Whitman"

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 06/25/2021 (Updated: 06/25/2021)

    Genres: Fantasy, Poetry, Comedy, Non-Fiction, General Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, General Fantasy, Reference, Creative Non-Fic, Free-Verse, Epic Poetry, Translation, Coming of Age, Tall Tale, Alternate, Contemporary Literary
    • north america
    • coming of age
    • coming out
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • politics
    A great panoply of Pride, Federico García Lorca's Oda a Walt Whitman has never been properly translated into English. Here for the first time is the work in the spirit in which this tremendous Gay artist created it – a reclaiming of turf; a pronouncement that we have always been here, and are not going away; a celebration of our diversity. Coming from a man who was to be killed for his orientation 9 years after this poem's publication, nothing could be more impactful for the LGBT+ Community today.
    This poem celebrates Us through the auspices of not one great Gay poet, but two!
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    • 2 Chapters
    • 1,687 Words
    • 440 Views
    • 4 Comments
    • Teen
    • In Process
  7. Lorca’s "Love from the Darkness Sonnets"

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 06/05/2021 (Updated: 06/18/2021)

    Genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Reference, Sonnet, Translation, Letter, Contemporary Literary
    • coming of age
    • coming out
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • religion
    • love

    written for Juan Ramírez de Lucas

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    • 6 Chapters
    • 3,066 Words
    • 1,079 Views
    • 14 Comments
    • Teen
    • In Process
  8. Demon Dream 17. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 04/28/2021 (Updated: 05/07/2021)

    Genres: Fantasy, Poetry, Action/Adventure, General Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Thriller/Suspense, Paranormal, Historical, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Free-Verse, Mixed Forms, Action Fiction, Alternate History, Ancient Orient, Historical Literary, Psychological, Historical Mystery, Paranormal Mystery, Historical Thriller
    • demons
    • suspense
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • religion
    • death

    Medieval Japan. A master and servant get stranded on a lonely road. Across the moor, a haunting songs leads them to a humble shack at dusk.

    Read and find out if dreams are nightmares we really can control or not...

    • 6 Chapters
    • 4,775 Words
    • 2,020 Views
    • 20 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
  9. WHITE-JACKET – A Man at War – A Filmscript 6. The Secret Melville

    By AC Benus, in Screenplays. 07/25/2014 (Updated: 04/13/2021)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, Non-Fiction, General Fiction, Horror, Thriller/Suspense, Historical, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Drama, Reference, Action Fiction, Nautical , Industrial Revolution, Historical Literary, Psychological, Psychological Thriller
    • gay
    • death-defying
    • military
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • death

    1845. In the spring Redburn leaves Peru for New York on a warship. He has nothing, and feels like a failure. Worst of all is the loss he leaves behind him in the Pacific – his husband is dead, and Toby is lost and presumably long buried. What awaits him in the fall when he arrives back 'home,' to a place he has not been for four years? There he must consider what his brother wants for him, against how Redburn might honor the noblest sacrifices of the men who love him have made.

    • 7 Chapters
    • 37,580 Words
    • 5,918 Views
    • 12 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  10. MARDI - At the Crossroads of Life and Art - A Film Script 4. The Secret Melville

    By AC Benus, in Screenplays. 09/25/2013 (Updated: 04/09/2021)

    Genres: Fantasy, Action/Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller/Suspense, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Nautical , Historical Fantasy, Mythic Fantasy, Historical Literary, Psychological, Historical Mystery, Psychological Thriller
    • demons
    • sorcery
    • death-defying
    • philosophy
    • religion
    • love

    1843. In a Polynesian paradise, something haunts Redburn. His dreams blend with the waking world, and he is driven to find himself while he seeks the lost love of his life.

    • 5 Chapters
    • 20,887 Words
    • 3,835 Views
    • 2 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
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