I guess it was my own fault for getting mixed up with the wrong crowd, Jimmy, Toddy, Hog and me, we had been sort of friends since entering year eight in high school, I didn’t smoke tobacco or weed like they did, nor did I drink alcohol, and my school mates seem to accept that, and still let me hang out with them at night on weekends.
Now at the age of 15, I was now being processed to enter a juvenile detention centre for a period of 3 years, for the brutal killing of an elderly man with a baseball bat, the same bat that my mates and I had been using for over a year now in the warehouse, and that’s how they found my prints on the bat.
It’s the early 1950’s in Australia and Ryan Seaton has a dark secret. At twelve years old he’s discovered he’s a homosexual and in that decade being gay could be fatal. Added to that, his mother uses emotional blackmail, making his home-life miserable. Then his best mate confides he’s also gay, but the combined hostility of society, religion and the law, ensures that any relief is short-lived. Tragedy follows.
The decade known as the 1950’s was word-wide, the worst time to be gay, but out of the depths of despair a new period of enlightenment began. This is the story of some young souls living through and surmounting that awful decade.
This story is about Grant A Wellstead, his five closest friends, after the death of his parents and sister in a horrific car accident.
At a result of the accident, Grant becomes very wealthy, when the courts award compensation for the loss of his family and from the injuries he received from the same accident. His only living relatives, his Scottish grandparents, move to Australia to care for their grandson, as he recovers from his injuries.
Afterwards, Grant travels to Scotland with his grandparents, to complete his education. Come along and enjoy the ride of Grant's ups and downs in life, hang on as it gets bumpy...
The oldest of two boys, of a single mother, Wesley helps his mum to bring up his baby brother, as well as attending school and having a part time job.
Life changes suddenly, with the death of the store owner, Wesley's boss, who he regarded as his adopted grandfather.
Falling into a deep depression, from the loss of his boss, and the risk of medical intervention by his mother, Wesley flees from home, where by chance he finds a new home, eventually a new job and friends.
Even behind bars, Jacoby has found joy in life. Love. Family. Even happiness. That doesn't mean the sins of his past won't catch up to him, though. In prison, there is nowhere to hide from them. He's trapped. What would you do to guarantee your freedom? Would you betray everything and everyone you loved? How can you be sure who might be holding a shiv to your back?
Peter Symons, a married man becoming weary with lying about his homosexuality, decides to face the consequences and 'come out'. Then at a bathhouse, he meets a young man called Sammy, rejected by his family, and then victimized by the larger homophobia community. This is a love story, a love story involving two people - who happen to be gay.
For Josh and Colin, life is complex enough without love intruding. But as their relationship deepens, both must take a chance and abandon their fears and the ghosts of their pasts to take the next step. Deciding to risk it all for love is one thing, but making it work is another entirely. Will they discover the ties that bind them to eachother are stronger than the ties to their own pasts and fears?
With a missing father and a dysfunctional mother, teenager Brat Smith is the only parent his younger siblings possess. When the authorities try to separate them, Brat will do whatever it takes to keep his family together.