Reinard Artego the Third is the last of his clan, a Faro running from his world after the death of his Segal. He takes refuge on Egara, working at a porneo, where no one would ever expect to find a Faro.
Galen just moved to the Hephaestus Isles, accepting a job offer from his friend. The only issue is the offer comes with a house already taken by a Faro.
When the Egaro and the Faro meet, cultures collide. Reinard fears his new roommate's sexual appetites, while Galen is amazed at Reinard's standoffish attitude toward him. For a week's time, the two will have to deal with each other. Or at least try not to kill each other.
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.
Caroline Abrams has always dreamt of following in her famous father's footsteps and become a musician. But after making some bad headlines, she finds it's not as easy as she thought. In fact it's a nightmare. And she falls for rising rockstar, Desdemona Potts, everything gets compacted.
Desdemona is a rebel, who wants to rich and famous, but fears she may lose herself in the process. She doesn't know what to think about the innocent, native Caroline. But there is something about her, Desdemona can't resist. Her manger says hooking up with Caroline would be all kinds of wrong. But maybe something so wrong can be so right.
A man who has recently lost the love of his life is deep in denial and about to let himself starve and freeze to death, but then an unexpected visitor forces him to open his eyes and look past the all-consuming void he has been left with.
Life is a series of possibilities and impossibilities. When Sojourner decides to take a long break from his work, his parents, and his mundane life in general, he intends to combat the demon from his past. He travels alone to San Francisco, but plans to make an experiment. He writes a series of letters to a "Perfect Stranger" as he explores the City, and his inner self. Will this be the best year of his life..., or his last?
Kevin Thorne's life was pretty straight forward. With a loving mother and an adorable but annoying six year old brother as family, he didn't think he needed anyone else to make it better. But as usual, just when you think you have it all figured out, life throws a curve ball. And Kevin now has to adjust to accommodate a stranger in his family - a stranger who brings sudden change in how he felt about a lot of things in his life.
Chase has had a tough couple of years, and just when he thought the clouds were lifting, he faces another ending, one that threatens to send him back to a dark place. Hank was his rock, his perfect partner and best friend, but in one short evening, Chase managed to screw everything up. How will he survive the loss… and the guilt?
Simon has been beaten down all his life. Finally he has had enough. Determined to take his life, he tries to drown himself. When he is saved by a young man, he begins to learn his life might have a happy ending after all. But no one ever promised life would be easy even with help.
The darkness festers throughout the vast cosmos in many ways, through war, famine, greed and more, this collection showcases this darkness that exists all around. From the tortured individual to the battlefields of distant lands. This darkness grows, and this archive exists to catalog it. The archive will continue to catalog these findings, as the darkness grows ever closer to us, we are prepared to meet it with observant eyes, and open minds.
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.
For years it was just him and his mother until she got sick and never recovered. His uncle took him in but he still doesn't feel accepted in the pack or by the towns people. He's just a square peg surrounded by round holes. That is until he smells that lovely scent wafting through the forest trees and thats when everything changes.