England 1963. Eighteen year old Keith has moved, with his parents, from a house in the suburbs of London to one in a village. It is located on the outskirts of the city, but in many ways it could be in the heart of the country. Keith is no tlooking forward to the prospect.
The sleepy village of Crumbington is about to get a wake-up call.
When the new chairperson of the Summer Fête Committee pushes to create a naked calendar of the Crumbington football team, mouths drop open. Her further pronouncement at having snagged a celebrity host for the fête—rising television and movie star Clifton O’Keefe, and ex-resident of Crumbington—is met with indifference.
Not by Nathan Fresher, though, local baker and captain of the football team. He had been Clifton’s boyfriend in high school, until Clifton and his family disappeared into the night over ten years ago.
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.
Lex has been wandering for too long. A chance encounter leads him to decide to get a tattoo. While covering up his past he is able to uncover his future with the help of Ian, a talented tattoo artist. Ian discovers Lex's secrets one by one. Will Lex accept the changes that are happening to him or will he return to his nomadic life?
Thirty-year-old Greg Beaumont is still fleeing the ruin of his life fifteen years ago. Now he's sharing a new home with his best friend Nate Sawyer, pouring himself into his work, and avoiding romantic entanglements while claiming he's just taking his time. But when he meets Kyle Wakeham, a fifteen-year-old neighborhood boy, he'll not only face the wreckage of his past but he'll also discover he's not defined by the torments and tragedies of history.
The last thing fitness guru Heathcliff Stone needs is a babysitter, mainly because the one thing he hates more than his name - courtesy of his mom who, to this day, continues to be a Brontë obsessed reader - is for someone to try to control him.
When the most important company endorsing him sends over a preppy looking guy to keep him on a tight leash, his knee jerk reaction is to send the yuppie packing.
Yet, there is something that stops him from putting the figurative boot in the guy’s ass. Aidan Spark is exactly what the doctor ordered.
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This is a collection of stories in the form of One-Shot Shorts, Flash Fiction, and Prompt Responses from here on GA, and around the Web. A wide variety of different types of stories in different genres and styles. For the year 2019.
When dragonslayer Daegon and his squire Birten are sent on a run-of-the-mill dragonslaying quest, they aren't expecting anything too extreme. But a dangerous plan is afoot, and they're in for a lot more than they bargained for. Sure, they expected dragons. But dark magic, mysterious artifacts, and secretive organizations all come into play as they race against the clock to prevent the evil plan from unfolding.
Lance has always been a unique soul - androgynous and flamboyant to the point of being labeled a freak, even by his own brother and sister. But things aren't bad forever. Charismatic, resilient and an incredibly proficient dancer, Lance works hard to carve out a future for himself. Keen to be famous, he finds ways to take advantage of what sets him apart from everybody else and creates opportunities in the face of adversity. As he experiences challenges, hardships, victories and love, he asserts the universe's sole absolute truth - there is only one Lance.