A pirate Captain and his bastard son get thrust together after the mother dies. They had never met. On a starship of hundreds, the lad has no friends, so his father buys him a slave when the boy is against slavery.
Silas Drake never stays in one place for very long. He has nowhere to call home and no family, at least not that he has any desire to see again. He's a homeless gay teen and just trying to survive in a small Colorado town with not much beyond his name; only his survival skills from years of scouting, his dog, Adelaide, and the small bit of supplies to get him through each day. His life is in for a change when the last person he expected to see is standing in front of him.
Imagine your perfect life. What’s it like? Are you rich? Are you popular? Do you have a million cars? Well 17 year old Teddy Haner doesn't have to imagine. Being student body president, and captain of his lacrosse team…he has everything! However when a new mysterious friend flips his world upside down, and starts to ascend to stardom, he finds that there’s a lot more to life than popularity.
After alternative musician, Graves Emmuel arrives on Vega-5 for a much needed vacation, he discovers the universally popular party planet doesn't always live up to its slogan-- what happens on Vega-5 stays on Vega-5.
Connor Owens is a violinist, a college freshman, and an extreme introvert . . . but when he reluctantly takes a job tutoring for the athletic department, he meets someone who just might be the ticket out of his self-imposed prison.
After failing his exams, Nick has dropped out of college and is working part time at a supermarket. With just his music to sustain him emotionally, he turns to other means to help him cope. Dave returns to Dorcrest Independent College to complete is A-levels, and is trying to move on with his life, but that's not so easy when he has such a hard time letting go.
When his boss asks Harold to do a 6 month follow-up to his article on gay youth, he doesn't know what to expect. Along the way he finds triumph and tragedy . . . and some surprises, a rarity for this newspaper veteran. (July, 2008 - Anniversary Anthology) Please note that this entry is the 13th in a series of stories known collectively as Naptown Tales. The series can also be found at Awesome Dude and Nifty. Please see the Introduction for important background on the series.
The Palouse Writing Project is intended to look at the nuts and bolts of writing a novel, Palouse, about the coming of age of and the coming of maturity to a young prodigy musician and the love that grows between him and a young musician.