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JM Shorts: That Year With Joe (A Three Part Novella)

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Genres: General Fiction
Sub-genres: Drama, Coming of Age

3 Part Novella.

When you think about it, being in love is a horrible feeling if the person you're in love with does not feel the same back. In fact, I'd say being in love from one side only is the equivalent of mental torture. I'm Craig, and I wanna take you through parts of my year with Joe. 

This story begins with us and ends with me. It's about me, my feelings and that terrible pain of one sided love. I was 14, in the middle of puberty and all the fun that comes with that. It was also the time I think I could tell I liked boys. But of course, that had to be a secret, and Joe was my biggest secret of all.

Copyright © 2022 James Matthews; All Rights Reserved.

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  • Characters 2
  • Chills 0
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  • Compelling 0
  • Feel-Good 0
  • Humor 0
  • Smoldering 1
  • Tearjerker 1
  • Unique 0
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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

An honest and raw first hand account of unrequited first love. Painfully accurate and a well written account of a young teen struggling with his homosexuality in a closeted world.

See through the eyes of a troubled 14 yr old boy as he comes to terms with the object of his desire, a 16 yr old boy Joe, an adonis in the making.

Response from the author:

Thank you, Dr.

A beautifully said and appreciated review :) 

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