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    AC Benus

    • Author: Signature Author
    • 59 Stories
    • 19 Reviews
    • 4,634 Comments
    • 1,455,504 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. The Round People - a Novel

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 03/27/2014 (Updated: 04/19/2014)

    10 people; 8 hours – conflict and opportunity

  2. 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?

  3. Farther Along - Novella Two 2. The Judas Tree Novellas

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 08/30/2014 (Updated: 09/05/2014)

    Eleven-year-old Simon has a chance meeting, and spends time with an out couple. He is forced to deal with society's fears, and his own prejudice, on what Gay people are supposed to be like. This is pitted against the reality of Greg and Joey as a happy, and ordinary pair.

  4. 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.

  5. Sunshine

    By AC Benus, in 2016 - Secret Admirer Short Story. 02/04/2016 (Updated: 02/04/2016)

    A young man agrees to meet an admirer on Valentine's Day, and both witness how fate can work behind the scenes.

  6. Whitman’s eyes and Cavafy’s days

    By AC Benus, in 2015 Poetry Anthology: Remember. 03/15/2015 (Updated: 03/15/2015)

    A brief encounter in a bar, but one that turns out to be uniting in spirit.

  7. Bound & Bound – the Curse and the Captives –

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 12/27/2014 (Updated: 07/28/2015)

    Emeric's life sucks; he's unhappy, drifting, lonely and sad. Things go from bad to crazy with the opening of a set of secrets that no one could have prepared him for. He quickly wonders whom he can trust, who is working for 'them,' and why this misfortune fell upon his shoulders in the first place. A twisting thread through history pulls him tighter and tighter, and eventually, either he or the binding may snap.

  8. The Modern Magi, or Miracle at the Angel Tree

    By AC Benus, in 2015 - Secret Santa Short Story. 12/16/2015 (Updated: 12/16/2015)

    Like a bad penny, somethings we just can't get rid of.

  9. Destiny - a novel 2. Linked

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 06/18/2015 (Updated: 10/10/2015)

    Teenager Jack Shaw has a problem: he has to fight for his life and watch his best friend, his mom, and his beloved boyfriend all struggle along with him. Will he – will they all – make it?

  10. 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**

  11. 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...

  12. Judas Tree – Novella One 1. The Judas Tree Novellas

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 08/22/2014 (Updated: 08/25/2014)

    Sometimes evil wears the garb of generosity and 'guidance,' and the young can sense this destructiveness around them. From ages ten to fourteen, Simon has his inherent goodness and resolve tested by the shady undercurrents within the small town where he is growing up. Will he come out on the other side of his adolescence as pure as he went into it? These five novellas will explore questions of faith and Simon's process of becoming a young man.

  13. It's Only Natural

    By AC Benus, in Fall - Blurred Edges. 09/10/2015 (Updated: 09/10/2015)

    Making a cup of coffee in the morning, a man considers a painful souvenir of happier times.

  14. Poems for Ross 2. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 07/13/2015 (Updated: 08/30/2015)

  15. Jay & Miles: Out West (Co-Author) 0. Jay & Miles

    By ColumbusGuy, in Fiction. 12/21/2015 (Updated: 12/21/2015)

    Our heroes visit Miles' cousin in St. Louis in early December 1976. A collaboration with AC Benus covering the time of his story, Katie's Sketchbook. This is seven months ahead of the main story.

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