When I was in college, I had a friend that worked the summers at various resorts. In the fall when school would resume, he’d hold court at lunch and tell us tales of his summer experience, showing us his trinkets, that’s what he called them. Based on those tales, I wrote the following story, Home Away From Home.
Be warned, the story involves explicit sex between gay couples. If you have read any my other stories, this will be quite different.
When Mike’s 47 year old cousin (also his best friend) dies he realizes he must make major changes in his lifestyle or his own funeral could be soon. A self-imposed journey to improve himself both physically and emotionally leads him to discover the Mike he has been repressing for years and he comes to terms with life as a gay man.
The Eighth Pass is over. At Fort Weyr, D’gar, Herebeth’s rider faces the future without his weyrmate, lost to Thread just two Falls before the last.
When Lessa brings the five Weyrs forward to the beginning of the Ninth Pass, he must face his fears, try to adapt to an altered world and take the risk of falling in love all over again.
Young singers Ash and Samson are already established in the music business. Ash is still in the closet, caught between his label’s demands and the desire to be with his lover Marcus. Meanwhile, Samson is a proudly out gay singer who strives to be taken more seriously.
When Tyler, a rising star with a powerful voice, breaks out onto the scene, the competition becomes fiercer than ever. Even though he becomes an overnight success, he quickly learns the fame has its price.
How will the three guys balance their personal lives with their music aspirations and growing demands from their record labels?
David and TC find themselves worlds apart. Neither of them know what it will take to overcome the the obstacles in their way. They both will face their problems head on and maybe by going backwards they'll be able to move forward and find what they both need.
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.
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.
Nash Cushman had a good life. Nominated for 'Man of the Year, he had a good job, a great husband, and a community of people who loved him. Until he didn't. Through it all, life and love found a way. One man got what he never knew he wanted (or needed) while the other got the impossible.
Robbie and Mark are young irish musicians playing in a band with their three best friends and becoming more and more successful.
Robbie is so in love with his best friend that he'd rather hide his feelings and his homosexuality not to lose him and not to fuck up their future within the band. But when Mark starts to notice that Robbie might be gay, he can't help but feel bi-curious and starts to feel attracted to him. When Mark finally works up the courage to talk to Rob about how he feels, their friendship suddenly takes a new turn and Mark seriously questions his sexuality.
A two-part story about a journey to discover exactly how far two people can push their limits. David runs into TC, an old friend who helps him discover a side of himself he never knew existed. Their renewed friendship is put to the test when they cross a line that probably never should have been drawn in the first place.