Jack feels pretty dumb. He's frozen in place, trapped between disappointing his best friend and his unhappy home life. Worse is his crush. He'll try not to panic as he falls deeper into his artwork where things can be as he'd like.
Jimbo is serving his final year as a counselor at Camp Falls. He has just graduated from high school and will enter University in the fall. Everything is going smoothly until a troop arrives without a Scout Master. Jimbo is assigned to the role and meets Mason, a scout having his first experience at Camp Falls. The frisson between the two leads to a them entering a partnership. The challenges of Scout Camp, their parents and larger forces shape who they are as a couple.
When the brain fails, the heart is often the one that picks up the pieces. Tyson is suicidal, angry and so, so lonely. After an attempt on his own life, he faces brief hospitalisation in the Acute Inpatient Unit with other teenagers. The staff are wonderful and his treatment team goes above and beyond to provide help and support, but what he needs most is a friend. He finds Vladimir, a boy who battles schizophrenia and psychotic episodes. He's perfect.
Kyle and Blu's life continues after college, they are both teachers now. Their family continues to grow, as do the everyday struggles life brings with it. Jared, Kyle's twin lost his wife while she gave birth to their son, leaving the family reeling to help one another get through life's newest trials.
"I scattered and tried to forget everything that happened, everything you said, all the things you did. I tried to move past it, to move on and build our relationship up instead of tearing it down, but all you did was burn the bridge between us."
When he got a strange new order from the King, Azazel didn't believe for a second that things would actually turn out the way his Majesty had hoped. Just goes to show that sometimes, exercising caution is important, especially when said King seems more intent on starting wars than fostering peace.
Sometimes life isn’t fair. Fifteen-year-old Richie Ferguson must learn this lesson the hard way when his mother dies of cancer and he is forced to live with a father who left the family two years earlier for another woman. Richie’s life becomes a storm, whirling around with no sense of purpose or direction. Will the tumultuous winds destroy him, or will he find a calm sea in time to save his own life?
You are the Nameless Hacker and Brandon is writing his story for you. Gay, confused, and deeply closeted he shares his struggles and his triumphs with us here. Despite all that goes on he always manages to smile and shine on through. Share Brandon's smiles and his tears.
Alex and Jeremy meet at a summer camp at the age of thirteen. After a week, the camp is over and the boys go their separate ways. Ten years later, Alex is a prodigal son who let his family down. He returns to his hometown where he meets a young bakery owner named Jeremy, who seems to have his life figured out.
Short stories are definitely not my strong suit, and this attempt soon became a continuous story inspired by the challenge of First Line prompts. Constructive criticism and kind encouragement are more than welcome.
💋🃏♠️Young Johnny Applebee has just entered a new chapter in his life. He wishes things to be just how they were. But, when he meets a stranger who is completely different from anyone he had ever met before, he gets a surprise that he never expected.