Chef Allan’s been slaving over a hot stove and a huge vat of dulce de leche all morning: he’s ready for hugs and kisses. His ski patrol lover, Mark, has been doing something entirely different, and now he’s behaving in the strangest way. Allan’s determined to get to the bottom of this: will a spoonful of sweetness get Mark back to normal?
A free short read: now available to download here. I should warn you, this was written in response to a post at Jessewave’s, about recurring imagery. And there may have been a glass of wine involved.
The night before the political rally where Governor Paxson will be addressing an assembly of cattlemen, maintenance supervisor Henry Sterkel is working late, with malfunctioning stage lights at the convention center. And Henry isn’t alone. Stunning, sexy Pete hasn’t yet punched the clock … and now, the best advice to Henry would be, “Expect the unexpected.” The very unexpected!
Tool for Change was written to an absolutely horrendous prompt, though to tell you what it was would be a nasty spoiler. Warning–it only looks like a romance from here. It’s not. Download the PDF here.
The Boy Next Door:
As a boy, Kyle worshiped his teenaged neighbor Raymond; now Kyle’s a young man with deeper feelings. The casual meetings that sustained him will be over soon—Raymond’s parents are moving from the old family home.
The weeping willow tree in Raymond’s back yard is a place of transformations: from caterpillar to beautiful moth, from child to youth to adult. The old tree might retain enough of its childhood magic to open Raymond’s eyes and let him see the loving man where the adoring child once stood.
One look at the Canadian rugby star now playing on his local team turns Robin Isley into a super-fan. He’ll attend practices, cheer every game, and bleed with every tackle, but he won’t come close enough to get an autograph or say a few words.
Yves Dubois’ team runs faster, passes better, and scrums harder when Robin watches: they’ve been winning steadily. Yves has a blinding smile for Robin after practices, but never stops to talk.
Robin needs to know if Yves’ grin is only joy in the game. Finding out will be Robin’s birthday milestone, but first he needs to give himself the gift of courage.