I occasionally try my hand at writing haiku. I'm not claiming that any of it is really all that good. And some haiku purists might even claim that I don't always follow the rules of haiku correctly. Indeed some of my attempts could be more correctly classified as senryu, rather than haiku.
Be all that as it may, I shall add my individual attempts over the next while. Some have been written many years ago. Others will be more recent.
As the occasional offering may be somewhat dark in nature, I shall give the collection a rating of Mature. I will give individual chapter warnings where necessary
After the distressing discovery in his home, a serial killer on the loose and a stranger asking for his trust, Tyler realizes that his life is never going to be the same again.
"You’re actually going to be confirmed as dead when they do the official police reports. It’s for your own safety that you go under cover now.” Zeke tells him, Tyler raises his eyebrows at how serious the situation was, taking a few moments to comprehend what Zeke had just said.
“I’ll be reported as dead? My friends will think I’ve been murdered?”
April is National Poetry Writing Month, and this is my collection for 2021. The goal is to write 30 poems (one per day) throughout the month. The majority of poems are responses to prompts supplied by Jan Hutchinson. Since I turn fifty this year, a lot of them will feature remembrances, musings, and thoughts about the next fifty. A retrospective of my life.
Most of Rick’s life was performed solo and in quiet. He told himself he liked it that way, preferring to keep even his closest friends away from his secrets. But an aggressive woman and a stranger in town found a way to bring out his inner music.
Small town life still exists like this. The pace is slow, and everyone knows your name. And your business.
This is the third book in the “Catering With Benefits” series. All the characters from the previous books return and continue their efforts to succeed in business and love.
Jared meets his birth mother and Craig and Justin expand their business into a new venture. Dean, Juanito, Thomas, Jared and Snowy all get new jobs. Tristan has exciting news about a new dance project and The Prices also set off in new directions.
Raj is still in search of love while Brett and Jeremy take on a new project and Andy makes an investment.
When Davey had the chance to change the timeline after being sent back in time by a mad scientist, things did not turn out well. However, he planned ahead and went back in time on purpose armed with knowledge to try another Do Over.
James Toranaga is a twelve year old boy dealing with the aftermath of sexual assault. He’s doing okay. The memories are tough, and the world feels a little rougher than it used to, but he’s a strong kid with a loving family to support him.
It sure makes his emerging sexuality harder to deal with, though. He doesn’t want to think about it.
Luckily, he has the perfect distraction: he can fly.
But these strange new powers may bring dangers of their own. He is not the only one who has them.
Ed has a story to tell about survival. It begins with an incident so horrible you may think Ed isn’t going to come out okay at the end. There are many low points in his life, but Ed keeps trying to make things work no matter how bad it may seem. Just when he thinks he’s finally in the clear, we’ll let him tell his story.
Jason Wright is a gay teenager just starting secondary school in the small English town of Hamborough. As he moves into young adulthood he meets Connor, who becomes his first boyfriend. When Connor decides to move away to start a new life, a chance meeting with blond Adonis Nathan Brown changes his life forever and the two ultimately decide to share a ‘different’ love.
Amnor Sen and Jeremy are out to save the world. Traveling to the Worldwound far to the north, they are delayed by the discovery of a runaway slave in the undead land of Geb. Now the two must deal with the slave, while continuing on their way north.
Jakun is a cat on the run. Forced by his master to commit the most heinous of crimes, he flees, only to be caught by a paladin and a cleric. Will he be returned to his master? Or can his captors free him from his evil owner?