Sunday, March 22, 2009

Christmas, Saturnalia

Although the Christmas season seems to have just ended, it's time to start working on Holiday stories for the 2010 anthologies. I am going to try to crank out a handful of holiday stories in the next month. I guess I'll be loading Christmas music back onto my iPod and trying to forget the Florida heat outside my study windows as I dream of snow and fireplaces and blinking Christmas lights. Wish me luck. Ho Saturnalia. Merry Christmas.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Superheroes


I've been working on an erotic short story about a gay superhero. The story is told through flashbacks, during a press conference in which the superhero's long-time lover and press secretary answers questions about the death of the hero. Eveningstar is a superhero loosely modeled after Superman replete with a beautiful goddess (Athena) as a best friend and an iron-clad secret identity. He was, at the time of his death, co-leader of the US-based Council of Superheroes. He died battling to save the lives of President Obama and Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. It's a fun piece (despite the sad news being delivered at the press conference). I think the flashbacks are pretty hot, but they're balanced by a solid backstory and, I think, a nice touch of romance. I am hoping the story will be published by Eric Summers at STARbooks Press later this year. Blake Harper (above) has been providing me with inspiration as I write. NOTE: As of 3/15, the story was accepted for publication in Fall 2009. (Unmasked II: More Erotic Tales of Gay Superheroes, STARbooks Press.)