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    AC Benus

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    • 61 Stories
    • 23 Reviews
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    • 1,513,087 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.
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      • 2011 Poetry Anthology: Into the Unknown
      • 2012 Poetry Anthology: Cracks of Time
      • 2013 Poetry Anthology: Whispers in the Dark
      • 2014 Poetry Anthology: A Storm Is Coming
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  1. 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.

  2. Dignity - a novel 1. Linked

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 05/16/2014 (Updated: 07/12/2014)

    Jack Shaw has a problem: he hates being Jack Shaw. He pulls his best friend Dawn into a solution, and both wind up in tough positions. What, if anything, can lead them back?

  3. 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?

  4. Mojo

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 01/03/2018 (Updated: 07/18/2018)

    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…?

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Campfires and Starlight - a novella

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 06/04/2018 (Updated: 07/09/2018)

    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.

  8. Becoming Real

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 12/14/2013 (Updated: 12/29/2013)

    One Coming Out in Seven Short Stories

  9. How the Heart Approaches what it Yearns 1. The XXX Series

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 11/22/2014 (Updated: 12/21/2014)

    An online relationship turns real, but they only have five days to savor the sweetness of love in person.

    From Stinson Beach to McLaren Park and The Castro, San Francisco guest stars in this erotic romance, and who knows – many things can happen in five days.

    **this story contains graphic sexual situations**

  10. 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.

  11. Unafraid – Novella Four 4. The Judas Tree Novellas

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 09/29/2014 (Updated: 10/09/2014)

    Thirteen-year-old Simon sits face to face with Father Strathmore, but what has he done wrong... experimented with drugs, kissed a boy, or lied in Confession? The priest has a vested interest in finding out, and it is a deeply personal and troubling one.

  12. It Had to be Good! - Christmas at Famous-Barr 1929 6. Christmas at Famous-Barr

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 12/01/2015 (Updated: 12/27/2015)

    Great things are happening in the city's 'Big Three' department stores, and at one in particular, circumstances are bringing an unlikely group of people together. But the thing is, none of us know it's 'history' while we're living it.

  13. The Tower, and other pieces

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

    various stories, and other pieces

  14. The Round People - a Novel

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

    10 people; 8 hours – conflict and opportunity

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