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    AC Benus

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    • 61 Stories
    • 21 Reviews
    • 4,922 Comments
    • 1,493,803 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. Somewhere a Life with You

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 06/09/2018 (Updated: 06/12/2018)

    I post this two part Whitman-based cantata in celebration of Pride Month.

  2. Campfires and Starlight - a novella

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 06/04/2018 (Updated: 06/11/2018)

    Remembering summer nights and lakeside settings, best friends come together to renew their camping traditions one year after graduating high school. Lee is nervous his drunken coming out via Skype has ruined everything. But an invite and the glimmer of hope they can repair their friendship is impossible for him to turn down, especially after Lee spent a lonely year at college.

  3. Pride Month, and other Haibun

    By AC Benus, in Non-Fiction. 06/11/2017 (Updated: 06/10/2018)

    Pieces combining sections of prose and poetry

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  4. Translation Trashbin 7. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 10/20/2017 (Updated: 06/06/2018)

    A receptacle for my attempts at translating other poets’ work.

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

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 09/01/2016 (Updated: 06/02/2018)

    poems written when I was 21 years old

  6. Mojo

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 01/03/2018 (Updated: 05/29/2018)

    In this send-up of Trump's America, grifters, drifters; liars, cheats and lovers; rapscallions and wags; pathicks, punks and pornstars all collide in a SoCal, Vegas and Baja California adventure to restore one man's sacred libido.

    But will he still have his twink boyfriend by the end of it…?

  7. My Twentieth Year 4. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 01/10/2016 (Updated: 04/17/2018)

    verse written in a pivotal year for me

  8. Twenty-Two Early Poems 3. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 09/07/2015 (Updated: 04/16/2018)

    written from ages fourteen to nineteen

  9. Lyrics for K. 8. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 12/08/2017 (Updated: 12/08/2017)

    ...like waking up at 3 am thinking about him....

  10. 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...

  11. 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

  12. 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**

  13. The Tower, and other pieces

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

    various stories, and other pieces

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