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    AC Benus

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

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

    verse for Tony

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

  6. Poems for Ross 2. Verse

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

  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. 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**

  9. 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.

  10. 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**

  11. The Codeword – Novella Five 5. The Judas Tree Novellas

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 10/22/2014 (Updated: 11/01/2014)

    Fourteen-year-old Simon is getting a haircut. He has choices: a crew cut or a mullet; to continue his isolation, or to murmur a personal 'open sesame.' Later, with a little help from his friends, he finds out he is not nearly as alone as he imagined. And he suddenly can face the prospects of a long summer and entering high school in the fall with hope.

  12. 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.

  13. From the Depths – Novella Three 3. The Judas Tree Novellas

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 09/11/2014 (Updated: 09/20/2014)

    Twelve-year-old Simon stands in the play yard breaking his best friend's heart, and is doing it for all the 'wrong reasons' – reasons of fear-based bigotry and homophobia. He must decide whose side he is on, and remembers the school year as a series of ups and downs, and of joys and sorrows. One memory may be able to make him do the right thing after all, if he can accept its message.

  14. 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.

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