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    AC Benus

    • Author: Signature Author
    • 57 Stories
    • 3,952 Reviews
    • 1,375,164 Words
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    With a degree in Fine Arts, and a long professional career in design, AC brings unflinching attention to detail to his writings and poetry. He strives for emotional realness in all circumstances, and excels at structure and dialogue. A love of history, philosophy, and the humanities informs his work, while having honed his craft from his adolescence has allowed him to delve into the workings of the human heart. He also has a wicked sense of humor.
  1. One Hundred and Fifty-Five Sonnets 5. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 01/13/2016 (Updated: 09/06/2017)

  2. A Man in a Room, and other poems 6. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 09/01/2016 (Updated: 08/21/2017)

    poems written when I was 21 years old
  3. Pride Month, and other Haibun

    By AC Benus, in Non-Fiction. 06/11/2017 (Updated: 06/11/2017)

    Pieces combining sections of prose and poetry

  4. The Gay Experience

    By AC Benus, in Non-Fiction. 02/13/2017 (Updated: 05/26/2017)

    Essays inspired by readings from a collection of short stories – with lots of sexy details...
  5. Slocked Affections

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 05/20/2017 (Updated: 05/22/2017)

    …previously on Mojo, things got too hot to handle at the Flying Dutchman artist's compound in Long Beach. Kohl and Assauer set the 'divorce' aside because Assauer thinks he's being followed by the donkey cult folks. Kohl and his eighteen-year-old boyfriend, Gordon, agree to quit L.A. with him and make their way to an old customer of Assauer's…

  6. Rounded Rocks

    By AC Benus, in Spring - Unintended Consequences & Jagged Edges. 05/11/2017 (Updated: 05/11/2017)

    ...nothing pointed about me...
  7. hic sunt dracones

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 04/05/2017 (Updated: 04/05/2017)

    Here be Dragons – A Loving Tribute by his GA Friends

  8. Suffer No Fools

    By AC Benus, in 2017- April Fool's. 02/26/2017 (Updated: 03/11/2017)

    Two unlikely souls come together for a consultation, but what is it the Punk is not telling the older lady, and what is it she's not telling herself?

  9. A Half-Ounce of Gold 3. The XXX Series

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 02/01/2017 (Updated: 02/15/2017)

    Chance meetings can lead to casual affairs, but they can also start a slow unfolding of the heart. This happens to an American in Bali when a stranger shows him a thing or two.

    **this story contains graphic sexual situations**

     

  10. The Tower, and other pieces

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 09/21/2013 (Updated: 02/07/2017)

    various stories, and other pieces
  11. Of Prophets, Saints and Sinners 8. Christmas at Famous-Barr

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 12/07/2016 (Updated: 12/25/2016)

    Earth-shattering events are few and far between, but when they come, they have lingering effects.

    Two teenage boys were swept up by the winds of change, and punished for it. A firebrand reformer enlists the help of a reluctant correspondent, and both unwittingly help a department store man come up with a durable innovation to bring a little joy into people's lives.

  12. Right Where We Live 5. Christmas at Famous-Barr

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 11/26/2016 (Updated: 12/05/2016)

    The first Christmas in six years without the world being at war; there is hope, there is remembrance, and there is uncertainty.

    The store's family feel is reinforced weekly with the publication of "Store Chat," but it takes effort. So does social justice. The Elevator Captain, the Editor, the Columnist, an Elevator Operator and her young son all strive for the renewed potential of Christmas in peacetime.
     

  13. Practically Perfect 4. Christmas at Famous-Barr

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 11/10/2016 (Updated: 11/24/2016)

    We all hurt. It seems the only cure is being willing to see things through the eyes of others.

    The store's display department is incredibly busy. One young man's strained relationship with his boss is complicated by the arrival of an outsider from Hollywood, and a young woman he meets by chance.
     

  14. Khalid and Kalil

    By AC Benus, in Fall - Blindsided / The Forgotten. 11/10/2016 (Updated: 11/10/2016)

    Kalil's family has kidnapped the son of an important man. Even though he's only sixteen, the boy is called upon to do extraordinary things.
  15. Famous Bear and the Ivory Tower of Commerce 2. Christmas at Famous-Barr

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 11/05/2016 (Updated: 11/08/2016)

    Lots of ordinary things pass us by while we're busy doing other stuff. However, sometimes the veil gets thin and glimpses peek through of something brighter.

    Harry and his buddies go downtown for a day of hanging out. They're seventeen-year-old guys with a lot on their minds, although by their take-life-as-it-comes attitudes you'd never know it.

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