Author has written 31 stories for General, Action, Young Adult, Religion, Song, Life, Family, Play, Fantasy, General, Romance, and Spiritual.
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After about a five-year hiatus, I do believe I'm participating in fandom once more.
HEROES: Severus Snape, Himura Kenshin, Tom Hardy, Louis Zamperini, Glenn Cunningham
2008 STORY OF THE YEAR:
"Twenty Thousand Gold Stars: A Novel About an Internet Community" by Dusk Peterson
(Link to the story at author's website)
Recommendation: I will try my best to be concise with this one because there is simply too much to say about TTGS. Briefly, it is a contemporary story based on reality about the struggles of adults attracted to minors. According to her author's note, Peterson spent three years researching this topic and seeking the heart of what is so often misunderstood and labeled "evil." She writes from the perspective of the so-called child-molesters and brings them to life in their interactions with one another, their struggles to find their place in the world, and their fight to not only survive but to love. No excuses or apologies are made, simply an honest, objective exploration of the human character, and the resulting masterpiece is powerful enough to change my perspective of the world and heartwrenching enough to leave me in sporadic tears for the rest of the week. The varying viewpoints in the story are intelligent, articulate, well-informed, in-depth, and thought-provoking. The characters challenge one another and the reader as well, and the characterizations are so real and human that I cannot help but respect - even love - every one of them (the character Gold Star, especially).
"That's why I hope you'll keep posting here, so that we can learn from your story, just as I've learned from the stories of the boylovers I've met here," says one character on the Internet forums in response to the mother of a child abuse victim. I beg you all to give this story a try, despite the sensitive content, because here is a story about love, about friendship, about forgiveness and acceptance and understanding, and I guarantee it will send your world lurching, as it has mine.
Warning: The subject matter is delicate, to put it lightly. Topics include to varying degrees religion (primarily Christianity), human rights, homosexuality, pedophilia, incest, and suicide.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS SITE:
POETS may be found here.
Deena - Very unique and unorthodox writing, cuttingly humorous and unashamed, holding nothing back. Whatever spills out onto the page is bound to entertain.
Hate to Hope - Though I've yet to read her longer, more popular fiction, the one-shots produced are chilling and lovely enough for me to want more.
Jeoal - A slash writer (male/male pairings), but don't let that stop you. Every piece of her work reflects the time and effort she's poured in, and there's a definite and inspirational improvement between her older and newer writings.There's a human grit to her stories that's simply irresistable. I love her writing style.
Karasu Tendo - Another wickedly talented slash/fantasy/supernatural writer. Clever and amusing and carefree, her writing springs with life. Addictive stuff.
Kimagure - Deceptively light-hearted but mature writing with barrels of laughter promised along the ride. Some very unique fantasy/slash ideas.
Lady Tempest - A slash fantasy writer who produces the most beautifully-written stories. Classic high fantasy. A definite recommendation.
Myrika - The best romance, action/adventure, and anything else writer I've come across here. In short, concise sentence structure and crumbs of delicious details, she captures the essence of her characters and drives her story forward. A master storyteller, as they say.
OutlawEris- A young, but brilliant writer. Her works are destined to become classics. Her writing is beautiful and the style is different from anything I've read before. The Kings of the Kilburne High, though unfinished, is particularly recommended.
Reapersun - "My Life in Pictures" is a remarkable slash story that skirts the ordinary and defies convention. And I mean that in the least cliched way. There's a lot to be learned when the main character is a reserved young man who is driven into the gay porn industry.
Redeemer343 - His two plays are of vastly different genres (romance/slash and action/horror/supernatural), but both are filled with moments of sparkling wit and and touching candor. And the action one, "Dark Tomorrow," is very thrilling action.
A huge THANK YOU to any and all who have ever taken the time to read and/or leave a review.