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.
Successful businessman Leonard Day's life revolves around his work until a call from his mother summons him back to his family home in Drayton, Norwich. His father has died. With a past he would rather forget, builder Adrian Lamperton prefers to live alone. But when Lenny Day arrives in town, feelings of attraction resurface.
Leonard learns he has inherited a Welsh farmhouse, something nobody knew about, and employs Adrian to help inspect the property. But tragedy and mystery surround the house and very soon they start to unearth things that others would prefer remained buried.
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.
Follow Beta Louis as he travels to Washington State to assist the pack locate missing children that had been stolen from the pack. Tim and Jonathan's friend Tony rejected his mate because of his inability to leave Jonathan alone and trying to break his mateship with Tim. The rejected mate, Steve, is involved in the stealing of the pups because Tony will not accept him.
After Louis and his team arrive Tim introduces Tony to the team. Louis takes one smell and recognizes Tony as his mate. Tony realized what happened and quickly left the group. Louis didn't see him again for the rest of the night.
Welcome to the hellscape, a harsh landscape rife with prejudice, where demons prey and possess the living.
Once considered just a myth The Scarlet Church has risen, waging war against the Eurchurch. It's up to the Stray Dogs, a ragtag group of criminals, a healer, and an enigmatic practitioner who's intentions lay shrouded in mystery, must risk their lives on the frontlines to discover what The Scarlet Church is up to.
For the residents of New York City, the Covid-19 pandemic took most by surprise. Schools closed and teens and preteens, used to seeing each other everyday, found themselves instead with parents and siblings. Online conferencing was a poor substitute for human touch and nothing could replace the kiss of a boyfriend or girlfriend.
Dave had enough to worry about with his mother being as a nurse, but when she was admitted to the ICU at Bellevue, his uncles from Seattle and his boyfriend became his lifeline. He couldn't help but wonder, though, what would become of him if she didn't make it.
Chandler Cross, a student at the Chicago Institute of Art, comes across someone new, one day. Someone very much in need of a mentor and a protector. The last thing Chandler ever thought he'd ever be was someone to be looked up to, but that is what he became. A guardian angel for a lost and broken boy, struggling as Chandler once struggled as a gay teen in a less than accepting world. How will he cope with this awesome responsibility now that he has Brandon . . .
It's the year 2032. The Unites States has just ended a civil war, with the western states seceding from the union to become The Pacific Republic. Dr. Elliott "Ell" Pierce is a trauma physician with a dark past serving in the Army of The Pacific Republic. When he meets Ryan, a rugged Texan with a heart of gold, he starts to confront his demons hiding in his past. At first he fights it, but he soon realizes that it is possible to find new love in the midst of uncertain world.
Reflections of the past, realities of the present, and hopes for the future. These aren't prompts, and anything could wind up here, from poetry to monologues. It's all about words, and the forms they lead us to.