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    AC Benus

    • Author: Signature Author
    • 57 Stories
    • 3,996 Reviews
    • 1,375,767 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. 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

    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

    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. One Hundred and Fifty-Five Sonnets 5. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 01/13/2016 (Updated: 10/11/2017)

  5. Becoming Real

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

    One Coming Out in Seven Short Stories

  6. 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**
     

  7. My Twentieth Year 4. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 01/10/2016 (Updated: 08/18/2016)

    verse written in a pivotal year for me

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Hair of the Dog 2. The XXX Series

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 06/02/2015 (Updated: 06/07/2015)

    A weekend stay at his buddies' house promises initiation from their older brother. Lessons abound as our young hero comes to see flames all around him.

    **this story contains graphic sexual situations between consenting minors, including twin brothers**
     

  11. The Round People - a Novel

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

    10 people; 8 hours – conflict and opportunity

  12. The Tower, and other pieces

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

    various stories, and other pieces

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

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 09/01/2016 (Updated: 09/24/2017)

    poems written when I was 21 years old

  14. 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.

  15. Katie's Sketchbook - Christmas at Famous-Barr 1976 3. Christmas at Famous-Barr

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 11/02/2015 (Updated: 11/24/2015)

    In many ways Sloan Stevenson is a regular guy. A product of the modern world of Studio 54 and the 'do your own thing' attitude of the swinging 70s, he has his thoughts of independence shaken by meeting a great guy and his twelve-year-old daughter, Katie.

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