Ayden worked hard to make a better life for his son; he was so close to being done with school, then he could get one good job instead of working two jobs and studying at night. Then they could move out of their tiny apartment, into a nicer place, and have a decent schedule. He just wants to give Anthony a better life, all the things a little boy wants and needs, and spend quality time with his son. Of course he'd ask Santa for a dog for Christmas.
For as long as he can remember, Ronnie Nolan has loved superheroes. He’s inspired by their feats of heroism, and still has a sense of awe every time he sees one spring into action. After a violent event awakens abilities in Ronnie, he’s given the opportunity to join the Syndicate of Heroes, the organization he has always admired.
Taran Webber grew up superhero royalty, and saving the world is in his DNA. He strives every day to be stronger, faster, and better than before. He’s committed to the cause at the expense of having a life, but at what cost?
Chris, an 18 year old homeschooled teenager whose life is upended as he meets a new teen in town, his life starts to change as he discovers secrets about his new found friend and his family as he embarks in a journey of love, self-discovery, and change.
This story is a short glimpse into the lives of Galen and Josh three months after the end of The Hollow Hills. It can be read as a stand-alone, but it would make more sense if the reader is familiar with the original story.
When young vampire, Julian, is forced to deal with a hazardous mishap in his previous habitat, he has to run out to seek shelter elsewhere, taking his new boyfriend, Glenn, with him. However, Glenn hasn't quite finished the delicate process of crossing over into darkness just yet. Getting him to a safe and secure location is a major priority now. But...not all crossovers go to plan the way a vampire might think it should. And not all seeds bring beautiful blossoms to the surface.
Sometimes...there's something much darker lurking beneath the surface...
A century into the future, this "Gone From Daylight" spinoff tells the tale of the near apocalyptic war that is taking place between those who walk in daylight, and those who live in darkness! But when a boy from the resistance gets rescued by a team of cybernetically enhanced soldiers...where will things go from there? Maybe it takes someone who has walked in both worlds to create an understanding between them.
Seth Moore grew up on New York’s Lower East side, the son of a New York State assemblyman. He loved his dad and admired his dedication, but then his dad was arrested on federal charges of corruption. It couldn’t be! When the Feds moved against his boyfriend’s family and seized their restaurants, their only means of support, something had to be done. Would Seth’s dad cop a plea to insider trading and go prison for a crime he didn’t commit, all for the sake of his son and the boy he loved?
On paper, Evan’s life is perfect. He should be happy. But he takes up his estranged father’s offer to spend the summer at their home out of state anyway. Evan hopes to use the time and isolation to re-center and get back on track. But he learns over the course of the summer that getting on track means you have to be honest with not only where you are at, but where you would like to see yourself at the end.
For Camp NaNoWriMo, I had to write 10,000 words in 30 days. The result is two short stories in one. Here they are. Disappearance is a world class thief with ragdoll-like superpowers, and he has his eyes on the Nano Wrimo Diamond. Follow him as he encounters many world building...er, I mean, colorful distractions along the way, meeting up with basic characters that I'll flesh out in future stories...er...complex human beings who can't be boiled down to one or two character traits, and flop flop flop all the way to the bank (figuratively; the diamond is in a museum)! Just think of Disappearance as Male!Catwoman and you'll be all set.
Young Brian has recently found himself completely wrapped up in a new obsession, and it's all surrounding the super cute teen boy that has just moved into the neighborhood. He's been trying to catch a glimpse of him whenever he gets the chance, but had no way to actually meet him, up close and personal. However, once the Spring rolls around, the neighborhood's annual block party is certain to bring him out of his hiding place, and give Brian the chance to finally mingle with his beautiful new crush. What happens next...is anybody's guess.
This story is autobiographical in nature, but I have made some modifications to protect the identities of those included in it. All the names have been changed, and in some cases things such as gender, locations, and sometimes familial compositions have been altered.
All that being said, this is MY truth, and it's time I released it so that I'm free to create from a place other than brokenness and sadness.
This will be dark, but there are spots of light in the great black. No void is truly empty when one gazes into it. The light from our eyes illuminates more than we realize.
George Rivera doesn't talk to her father. Hardly talks to her mom. And she finds there even some things she can't talk to her best friend about, like her feelings for her. So why I guess the only thing to do is to...write. She's not a good writer, she's an artist. Well, a wannabe artist at least. It's really dumb for her to have a journal. But maybe that might change.