There is personal, and then, there’s stuff that’s not personal. Boundaries are good to have, and Mason Knight believes he knows the difference well, as he has known for a long time. That, until one weird day, he finds himself moved by music, jumped by a man who could make the heavens sigh with his looks, and … what else? Ah, a ghost suddenly wants to keep him company. Mason doesn’t believe in ghosts, except this guy, well, he seems pretty much real.
Wanted criminal Hong Shen finally meets his end after being stabbed in the back by a comrade. As he makes his final resting place under a dead plum tree, he submits to death.
Instead, he receives two choices: die, or be given a second chance.
To take the second chance means he must complete a trial in the past in order to return to the present. But what he doesn't know is that the trial isn't only difficult for him, but even more difficult for the person he must be to fulfill it.
Scrooge becomes a religious zealot named Franklin Phelps. He has some troubling beliefs about gays and on Christmas Eve he first encounters the spirit of his former associate, Patsy Falwell, followed by three ghosts that attempt to help him redefine his position, but will they succeed?
Charlie Boone, his boyfriend Kip, and their friends, Rick and Adrian, are heading for a laid back Halloween this year, housesitting for Ricky's cousin. Only the house is not quite what they expected, and neither are its occupants...
The Morgan family moves into an old Victorian mansion that was not only the home of the original builder, Dr. Schneider, but he also used it as a private hospital. Mrs. Morgan is planning on turning the place into a Bed & Breakfast, but what happens on Halloween night may change her mind. (Halloween story)
Hank returns home after getting out of the army when World War II comes to an end, lands a job, and has a family. When he’s taking his three sons out on Halloween night, they begin experiencing some very unusual events – things they can’t explain. When they wake up the next morning, they witness the extent of what they were experiencing the previous evening and learn what was behind it. (Halloween story)
Adam Cummings returns home after spending four years away at college, two more years at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and then taking even more time to travel in Europe. At first, he doesn’t run into any of the other students he went to high school with, but when he does, he has some unsettling experiences. (Halloween story)
Things that go bump in the night, voices that scream in the dark, sounds when no one is there or the silent figure when there should be no one there.
Horror and ghost stories have always held a fascination for the LGBT reader, just look at the popularity of American Horror Story and the writing of Clive Barker and Anne Rice. In horror/ghost stories so many LGBT themes can be explored, they are far more than screaming women and camp villains, well the good ones are.
This collection will feature some of my LGBT horror and ghost stories. So, sit back and make sure all the lights are still on…