Author has written 10 stories for General, and Romance.
Hello lovely readers/fellow writers.
My name is Kat. I'm 19 years old and I live in the US. I write mostly slash stories. Here's an overview of the stories I've posted so far:
1. Wilson & Taylor: This story was my first attempt at writing slash. Although it's not the most well-written story, it's very close to my heart because Will & Tay mean a lot to me. I like to think that I'm best friends with them in an alternate universe. In my fantasy world. It was mostly an exploration about how love can help anyone overcome anything. I was obsessed with the idea that everyone on earth has a soulmate, and that once you find that person, the love is unbreakable and perfect. I know better now, but this story is the product of my former obsession. In short, I know these boys better than I know myself.
2. Certain: The prequel to W&T. There was really no point to writing this, I just didn't want to let go of them so I decided to write a prequel. And I did want readers of W&T to know exactly what happened when Will attempted suicide. I guess you can say this is the product of my obsession with suicide. I suppose each of my stories resemble different obsessions of mine.
3. Unexpected: I got the idea for this story from a porno, believe it or not. I guess why this story is so smutty. It may just be the product of another obsession of mine, sex & intimacy. The porno was about two college roommates in their dorm room, when one decides to jump the other. I don't know why it sparked an entire story, but I guess inspiration can come from weird places sometimes. This story was different for me because I don't know James or Ryan nearly as well as I know Wilson & Taylor. So I had to create a new couple from scratch. And because of that, James & Ryan turned out to have very similar traits to W&T, specifically in the way they interact with each other.
4. Mental: I don't remember where I got this idea, but I think it was mostly inspired by James Fray's book A Million Little Pieces. I know some view that book as overhyped, but I don't. I love the way it's written and the rawness of it (even if James Fray really did just make up the whole thing). The idea of being trapped in rehab and finding love was something I was drawn to. I just decided to twist it into something I'm more familiar with. Having never tried any kind of drugs or alcohol, obviously I wouldn't know the first thing about rehab. And besides, I wouldn't just want to write a gay version of A Million Little PiecesSo I decided to play with another obsession of mine, mental disorders. Once again, it was difficult for me because I don't know Thomas or Aaron that well. I also got wrapped up in the technicalities of the goings-on inside of a mental hospital. Having never been in one and being too lazy to research it further, I just gave up. So this story is on somewhat of a hiatus right now. But I do miss Thomas & Aaron and I miss this writing style. So I may return to Mental someday soon. We'll see.
5. Stranger: I don't remember how I came up with this idea, but I was fascinated with the idea of two people exchanging a completely intimate and meaningful moment without using words, or without knowing each other at all.
6. Two Halves: This story is a breakthrough for me in a lot of ways. It goes deeper into my soul than any other story I've written. It explores the struggles that I personally have gone through, such as anxiety. And I'm fascinated with the concept of Two Halves. The two halves of me, the two halves of a pair of lovers, the reality side and the fantasy side of life. The Two Halves concept was inspired by one of my lovely readers/reviewers, JHeartbreak. And the concept of fantasy vs. reality was inspired by the wonderful Lady Gaga. This story was very difficult for me to write, especially near the end. I kept getting stuck and I wasn't motivated. I finished it in a rush because after a long hiatus preceding the last two chapters, I became a brand new person. A lot of events happened in my life that changed me. I learned a lot and overcame a lot. So I no longer had any interest in Nathan or his story. But I'm slightly obsessive-compulsive and I couldn't leave a story like this unfinished, so I rushed through the last two chapters and abandoned any further plot ideas I had. This chapter in my life is hopefully closed for good. I love Nathan but I never want to see him again.
7. I Know: Lately I've been toying with the idea of some kind of alternate universe, where Wilson & Taylor never became a couple and where Taylor still assumes that he's straight. So I decided to put that idea into words, and this is the product. Of course, the real Wilson & Taylor are off in their world, still completely in love and happy together just as they've always been. This oneshot is in a completely different world.
8. Halflife: I wrote this story for my Short Fiction class workshop. I combined elements of Stranger and Two Halves, as well as a few other ideas of mine. It delves deeper into the concept of reality vs. fantasy and how living halfway between them can sometimes be dangerous. It's the only story (besides my very first story "Eleven") that isn't slash. (Side note: Eleven isn't important. I just kept it to show how far I've come with my writing. Eleven was written in 2008).
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