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      Encourage an Author. Leave a Review!   08/14/2017

      I'd like to thank the handful of members who have really stepped up on writing reviews for authors.  They really appreciate when members take the time to write the review.  Speaking as an author myself, reviews and feedback encourage us to write.  I've heard from several of our authors thanking us for reminding everyone how important this is. Read some of the latest reviews here: https://www.gayauthors.org/discover/74/   You never know when you'll find that next must read story... but those reviews might help guide you in.  And, in turn, your reviews will help guide others.  Everyone benefits.    If you are looking for stories to review, Here's the list of completed stories.  Any story that isn't already showing stars, needs a review.  Give them a try.  Or, go back and review some of your beloved classics.  The authors love hearing from you.   Go through the list and be sure to leave a review! It is really simple. Select a star rating from 1 to 5, with 5 being the best. Write a review that is spoiler free that highlights what you think other people should know about the story.  If you are leaving a critical or low rated review, please make your comments constructive so that the author has an opportunity to improve their writing.  We writers usually appreciate this. I know I do. If you are reading a story review and you like it and found it helpful, be sure to mark it as helpful.    That's it!  Check out the video if you need help.  It is closed captioned as well if you can't follow my mumbling dulcet tones:   Remember, you can see recent reviews here: https://www.gayauthors.org/discover/74/ (also found from Activity -> My Activity Streams -> Latest Story Reviews)

Screenplay - Stories

  1. Boy Story: The Road Taken

    By Rip Skor, in Non-Fiction. 04/02/2015 (Updated: 07/28/2017)

    The semi-autobiographical story of a straight college boy named Matt who realizes he's not so straight when he crosses paths with a gay high school boy named Parker...
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    Don't Be Hacked

    By DynoReads, in Fiction. 12/18/2016 (Updated: 12/18/2016)

    A series of play scripts for information age security public service announcements
  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. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. TYPEE - In the Valley of the Shadow of Death - A Filmscript 2. The Secret Melville

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 05/27/2013 (Updated: 06/10/2013)

    The South Pacific, 1842. These are powder-keg times, and in the midst of French Imperial gun boat diplomacy, Redburn has had enough of the sea. He draws a reluctant Toby into an adventure, and in the process loses something more valuable to him than his own life.

  9. REDBURN From Man to Boy – His First Voyage – A Filmscript 1. The Secret Melville

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 05/04/2013 (Updated: 05/15/2013)

    It is the summer of 1839. A 19-year-old boy sets out to be a man. He chooses the sea, or it chooses him, because it is a place where men who love as he does can escape society's pronouncements upon them. The boy unknowingly begins a classic hero's journey of self-discovery – travels 'there,' discovers his task is a deeply personal one, then returns 'home' to find home is not where he wants to be anymore.

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