The Goodreads M/M Readers had a prompt picture extravaganza: people chose a picture, wrote a little letter imagining some background for it, and authors volunteered to write a story. My pic was from Thorny, his letter most touching, and I hope I’ve done it justice.
Everyone keeps telling me I’m too young to really know what I want or who I am yet. Give it time, don’t be rash. But it’s all just noise — just blah blah blah — when I see him.
He’s older, wiser, experienced and he makes me melt every time he looks at me. He’s what I want and his boyfriend is who I am. Well, I’m hoping that’s where tonight will lead, anyway. I’m going to do my damnedest to seduce him, to show him I can give him the sweet and tender I’m betting he needs.
He spends his days being tough and confident, but I know there’s a marshmallow angel inside him. I can take care of him. I can. Even if I’ve never done anything like this before. I have to try.
The story is “The Boy Next Door” and it’s posted at Goodreads. You do have to be a member to view this forum,where it has to remain exclusively for a bit, but if you aren’t a member already, why not? It’s a great bunch and they discuss our favorite sort of literature!