Hiding part of what makes you who you are may sometimes seem necessary. And sometimes you may hide a part of yourself so well that you don't even realise that it exists. Danny Murphy seems to be living a charmed life, but he has a secret; one that he tries to keep so well hidden that he doesn't even want to admit it to himself. However, if he is hiding part of his real self, not just from others but also from himself, is his life really as charmed as it may seem?
When Jake’s brother dies, his mother is convinced that Jake killed him, and he ends up in a foster care institution. The worst part is that Jake can’t remember what happened the night his brother died. The only cure for his nightmares and anxiety appears to be his roommate Alex, but Alex has demons of his own.
Modern gay life is hard enough, with homophobia, bar culture and dysfunctional relationships, but how do you navigate it carrying the baggage of the ex-gay movement?
Chris was involved with an ex-gay organisation as a teenager, after a breakdown he broke away from them. Now, as an adult, Chris is trying to live as an out gay man but the baggage of his past keeps pulling him back.
So often the damage does not stop when the abuse does.
This six-part story asks how does someone come to terms with the aftermath of the ex-gay movement.
One evening, in one man’s life when everything will change.
Shaun’s disabled leg has affected his entire life, causing a downward spiral he neither likes nor can live with. It is not just that his life is on hold, it is now falling backwards. On holiday in Scarborough (A northern English seaside resort), he finally faces the realities of his life and decides to take matters into his own hands. A walk along the town’s promenade to clear his thoughts and to help him make up his mind, if only the town’s numerous seagulls would stop following him.
Asher and Seth are on a mission to save two younger boys with a troubled past. Kyle is not quite 10 and a genius. He knows he's gay, but has very troubling thoughts about the future. Freck is a freckle-faced boy, not quite 12, a gay high school sophomore with a history of drug use and a suicide attempt. Can Asher and Seth help both boys and give Kyle the greatest gift of all for Chanukah, the gift of love?
After losing everything, Sherman makes a drastic decision with impossible consequences. A second chance, a mulligan on the last ten years, to learn from the mistakes he made the first time around. While Sherman is excited about making the most of this opportunity, he struggles to assimilate. He has the wrong set of memories, strange dreams about his former life and a sinister feeling that if it seems too good to be true, it just might be.
Dr. Margaret Penner, a veteran doctor who's sanity is put to the test when seven new arrivals resurrect demons from her past. The only major problem is if these demons are only in her nightmares and imagination, why can her patients see them too?
What if the man who broke your heart suddenly came back into your life? What if he laid dying on the surgery table in front of you? Do you forgive him? Do you bring him back to life? Do you put the pieces back together? Or do you let it all stay broken?
We all have them, darlings. They are the cesspit of all our deepest darkest secrets. Our wants, desires and sins. It is in our speech, actions and pathological way of thinking. Our little darlings are our other side to ourselves. A sinister side which we all hide and brave with false facades. You cannot lie that you don't shelter a darling because, in reality, people of all ages harbor dark, sad and broken things.