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    AC Benus

    • Author: Signature Author
    • 57 Stories
    • 3,997 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. A Better Place 1. Christmas at Famous-Barr

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 11/02/2016 (Updated: 11/02/2016)

    Angela is stuck. It's Christmas Eve and she and her young daughter have to be in town for an unpleasant task. After dinner they take a stroll through the holiday streets and discover something pretty amazing.

  2. Bruce and Naomi have a Hard Day's Adventure

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 08/19/2016 (Updated: 09/02/2016)

    It's a hot summer day, the type we remember from our youth, and Naomi has let her coworker lead her to places she normally does not venture. Let's tag along for fun.

  3. 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

  4. Wini and the King of Someplace 7. Christmas at Famous-Barr

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 06/16/2016 (Updated: 08/03/2016)

    Winifred Barrett is good. She was brought in to help meld two corporate identities into one, and winds up taking on more and more responsibilities. Could a career woman back then have it all? One would think not….

    Through a series of her letters and journal entries, we learn the answer.

     

  5. Scraps from a Diary

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 05/18/2016 (Updated: 05/28/2016)

    ...some old entries I stumbled upon in the course of my research...

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  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. Lyrics for Tony - a collection of poems 1. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 05/23/2015 (Updated: 12/06/2015)

    verse for Tony

  10. 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.

  11. PIERRE and the AMBIGUITIES – A Filmscript 7. The Secret Melville

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 10/15/2015 (Updated: 11/13/2015)

    1851. Redburn is a success. Guided by a wily critic, he has seen his sea novels become popular. However, his relationship with him is troubled, and he feels 'love' may not be in his patron's heart. Against this backdrop he begins writing his first 'land novel' and conjures up a character named Pierre. This fictional young man faces many of the same pressures and difficulties as his creator. Unfortunately for both, reality comes crashing home in heartbreaking ways.

  12. 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?

  13. Twenty-Two Early Poems 3. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 09/07/2015 (Updated: 10/08/2015)

    written from ages fourteen to nineteen

  14. 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.

  15. Poems for Ross 2. Verse

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

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