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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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  1. 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.

  2. WHITE-JACKET – A Man at War – A Filmscript 6. The Secret Melville

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 07/25/2014 (Updated: 08/06/2014)

    1844. In the spring Redburn leaves Peru for New York on a warship. He has nothing, and feels like a failure. Worst of all is the loss he leaves behind him in the Pacific – his husband is dead, and Toby is lost and presumably long buried. What awaits him in the fall when he arrives back 'home,' to a place he has not been for four years? There he must consider what his brother wants for him, against how Redburn might honor the noblest sacrifices of the men who love him have made.

  3. 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?

  4. HUBBLE Man and Machine - Oratorio

    By AC Benus, in Non-Fiction. 05/10/2014 (Updated: 05/13/2014)

    A multimedia tribute to the man and machine who were able to open our eyes on the Universe

  5. The Round People - a Novel

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

    10 people; 8 hours – conflict and opportunity

  6. A Marriage Below Zero - opera libretto

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 01/14/2014 (Updated: 01/26/2014)

    Elsie breaks her vow. She promised to never love him, but fell for the man she married.

  7. MOBY-DICK – Revenge and Redemption – A Filmscript 5. The Secret Melville

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 11/22/2013 (Updated: 01/21/2014)

    November 1843 to February 1844. In probably the greatest same-sex love story ever told, one man's soul is redeemed by an act of self-sacrificing love, while all the rest are damned by a single man's hate.

  8. Becoming Real

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

    One Coming Out in Seven Short Stories

  9. MARDI - At the Crossroads of Life and Art - A Film Script 4. The Secret Melville

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 09/25/2013 (Updated: 09/23/2013)

    1843. In a Polynesian paradise, something haunts Redburn. His dreams blend with the waking world, and he is driven to find himself while he seeks the lost love of his life.

  10. Song of the 70s 9. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 09/22/2013 (Updated: 09/21/2013)

    Do you recall what it was like to be a kid back then..?

  11. As You Like It and Touchstone - Opera and Intermezzo

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 08/30/2013 (Updated: 08/31/2013)

    Gender-Funk at its finest: Orlando loves Rosalind; Orlando loves Ganymede - he accepts that loving a girl is the same as loving a boy, thus he lets Love win the day!

  12. OMOO - A Lost Soul in the South Seas - A Film Script 3. The Secret Melville

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 07/15/2013 (Updated: 07/15/2013)

    1843. No lost soul is born into the world, but the world makes it so. Redburn must find Toby, nothing else matters, and on three ships of contrasts - well-governed, and hopeless - he thinks of only getting to land, and looking for the man he loves.

  13. To Defend Marriage, Act! - Operetta Libretto 2. Gilbert and Sullivan go to Washington

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 06/16/2013 (Updated: 06/18/2013)

    The spring of 2013. Reality TV takes over the 'Peoples' Court,' and camera crews vie for the best angles. While real couples, with real lives, are barred from entering the Chambers, corporate interests have 'free-speeched' their money around and bought a spectacular Reality event broadcast Live! from the Chambers themselves. Stay tuned.

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