Charlie Hughes encounters an old friend who has four children, but there's something going on with this family. After taking the oldest boy shopping and buying him an expensive watch Charlie is called in the middle of the night because the boy is being kicked out. When Charlie goes to the family home he discovers the boy and been beaten, whipped, raped, and one of his arms is broken. Charlie takes the boy into his home and all hell is loosed on his life.
The People Of Tomorrow is a collection of short stories, flash fiction, poems, and whatnot. Some may have touches of humor, others not so much, while others speak the truth. I will cover many grounds, each with a taste for a new world and premise.
With a life that is almost painfully normal and unremarkable, 16 year old Torsten has no reason to believe in anything out of the ordinary. Then, a series of cryptic events throws him beyond the boring familiarity that he knows, into the mystery and magic of reality unmasked.
I endured years of experiments at the hands of sadistic aliens. Barely eighteen, I've been rescued from the tiny cell and the years of enforced sensory deprivation. Lost, with no family or friends I can remember or would turn to if I could, I'm alone in the universe... except for the humans who saved me. The Captain. Zeke. Doc. A crew of misfit Rangers, a ragtag bunch operating just this side of legal--and often on the other side when circumstances are right--are not the kind to help someone “like me” recover. Captain wants to send me away, but I can't leave. No one else can touch me.
He's it for me, the strength I can't function without.
Jacob left Eli with more questions than answers when he turned the gun against himself.
Now Eli, quiet, docile and transparent, tries to pull back the layers surrounding his boyfriend's sudden death, and the people responsible -- accidentally finding love, losing love, and hiding in the shadows of a murder investigation.
It's been said that suffering builds character. And there are few that know suffering better than young Justin. Only 14 years old, he has found an easy way out. A suicidal tendency that he is hoping will bring an end to his misery. But when he meets a mysterious boy at the end of Navy Pier one dark evening...he is given an alternative. One that will give him purpose, and set in motion the events that will lead to his ultimate destiny....in a world not like our own.
Destiny leads a pair to their fate, no matter the obstacles, they find themselves on the same path. Koji Sukiyama meets Andre Lacome in the most unexpected of places, and their love sparks to life with a single glance.
Set in a mirror version of the 14th century, Paladin's plague has turned the world into a wasteland. With time running out and a war brewing, Commander Gil'eppsie races for Pen’thorpe Keep; mysterious dark forces are at work, and Catholicism is on the rise.
Michael is in love with his best friend, Austin, but when he finds this out, Austin takes great pains to end their friendship for good.
Cody, who has spent most of his young life feeling alone, jumps at the chance to befriend the first gay boy he's ever met. He meant for them to be companions, but he ends up falling for Michael instead... He's helpless in his fresh, new puppy love.
Michael takes advantage of Cody and uses his body regularly, but he refuses to give up on Austin, his true love. No matter how deluded his thoughts may get, he'll always keep that flame burning for his oldest friend...