A massive storm barrels toward Florida. In an emergency pop-up shelter, young Lucas meets a boy, whom he confides in about his feelings towards boys, his fears about life, and his love for Disney movies, among other things. However, as the evening goes on, sinister forces are bringing about bad things with the storm for Lucas's new friend, and sad reminders for those stuck under the same roof as the boys.
Jimbo is serving his final year as a counselor at Camp Falls. He has just graduated from high school and will enter University in the fall. Everything is going smoothly until a troop arrives without a Scout Master. Jimbo is assigned to the role and meets Mason, a scout having his first experience at Camp Falls. The frisson between the two leads to a them entering a partnership. The challenges of Scout Camp, their parents and larger forces shape who they are as a couple.
Fifteen year old Arthur Price just saw his world come crashing down. From his mysterious family troubles, to the tragic sudden death of his single mother, everything Arthur has known is falling apart. However when an unlikely hero takes him in they find they both have a lot to learn before they can escape Arthur’s living nightmare
The journey of a lifetime starts with one train ticket.
Owen, nineteen and single, is finally making his journey to coming out, but this is far more difficult and complicated than the train journey he has to take from his small home town to London, the only place where he feels he can come out. What has led him to such an extreme move and what will he find when he arrives?
When the brain fails, the heart is often the one that picks up the pieces. Tyson is suicidal, angry and so, so lonely. After an attempt on his own life, he faces brief hospitalisation in the Acute Inpatient Unit with other teenagers. The staff are wonderful and his treatment team goes above and beyond to provide help and support, but what he needs most is a friend. He finds Vladimir, a boy who battles schizophrenia and psychotic episodes. He's perfect.
Alex and Jeremy meet at a summer camp at the age of thirteen. After a week, the camp is over and the boys go their separate ways. Ten years later, Alex is a prodigal son who let his family down. He returns to his hometown where he meets a young bakery owner named Jeremy, who seems to have his life figured out.
Can a man ever truly go home again? Can he become who he's meant to be, in a place he never expected to find acceptance? These are questions for Wren as he struggles with life, love, and the legacy of his family.
Short stories are definitely not my strong suit, and this attempt soon became a continuous story inspired by the challenge of First Line prompts. Constructive criticism and kind encouragement are more than welcome.
Jack Woolery's life was safe and secure. He was attending high school, and he had no intention of coming out to his parents or best friend, Jimmy. Then Tracy Craft moves in across the street and changes his plans. Tracy, a new student and an aspiring ballet dancer, is strong and confident. He challenges Jack to reevaluate his life. Can Jack become friends with an openly gay boy and yet maintain the secret life he trusts?