What happens when you find the perfect someone for you? Do you find out that you need to let that person go because it's the right thing or do you chase after them and make the best of your lives together even though there are so many obstacles in your way?
After graduating, Jonathan felt like a swan, glided casually atop the water. Then someone pulled the plug and he found himself spiralling down the holes. That's until he meets Thomas, a kindred spirit which may be able to help him. But will Jonathan accept?
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 not looking forward to the prospect.
After a close friend of Mark's clues him in on the secret of underground vampire clubs in the city of Chicago, he finds himself invited into a world of late night parties and reckless abandon. But, despite being surrounded by creatures that feast on human blood to survive...it is the insatiable desire for the love of Mark's number one 'party boy' that frightens him most.
The lens of the camera is shallow. It sees colour and shape. It gives the illusion of motion in two dimensions. It draws the light from the dark. In that space between lens and subject, between picture and reality, lies solitude.
Jonah lived in that solitude, content within its embrace.
This story was written as an addition to the Sanitaria Springs series of stories. Those are stories written by Dabeagle and other authors who he invited to contribute. They are about events in the lives of several teen boys who live in the fictional town of Sanitaria Springs in New York State. The stories are interwoven and this particular story picks up on a character first met in a story titled 'Without A Trace.'
I do not think it is essential to read that story before reading this tale as I believe there is sufficient 'back story' here to enable this one to stand alone, but feel free to do so.