Midnight Dude: Selected Readings
18 wonderful stories by 18 talented authors. A cornucopia of gay themed short fiction and a showcase of the talent of the authors at AwesomeDude. Most of these stories were written specially for this anthology, whilst just a few are favorites from the site. There is something for everyone: from fantasy and stark realism, to War stories and sports, humor and pathos, angst and passion. More
AwesomeDude is a site that brings a cornucopia of stories to readers at no cost. Midnight Dude: Selected Readings is a showcase of that talent, bringing you 18 wonderfully different stories by 18 talented authors.
The majority of these stories were written especially for this anthology whilst just a few are the editors favourites from the site. There is something for everyone here. Fantasy and stark realism. War stories and sports. Humor and pathos. Angst and passion.
The one constant is fine writing, and stories that will hook you and keep you turning pages. This is but a small sample of what is available on the site, but each of these stories will provide a magical escape into the world of the imagination for the reader.
Please Come With Me: The frantic adventure of a teenager trying to remain brave while confronting a hostile world.
Show Time!: The show must go on, if ever they can get the characters straightened out!
Some Enchanted Evening: A love story to die for. Set in a decaying country house this intense and atmospheric story will pull the reader into a world of the liminal.
Algy’s Peril: Boarding school, dreams of what might be, and stark reality all come together in this delightful coming of age tale.
Priorities: There is so much to learn when you’re 15 and at war with the world and everyone in it.
Having Put In Time: Knowing someone isn’t right for you and doing something about it are two completely different things, especially with the complexities of today’s world.
The Americanization Of Alex S.: A truly heartwarming tale of innocence and wisdom as a retired teacher helps an immigrant boy and his family find their way.
Roland Finds A Friend: Fitting in can be hard, especially when you’re not sure who you are.
Mansfield: Two young men find love with a little help from Elton John.
The Cool Green Sea: A lonely boy, a lonely planet, and only dreams and visions for solace.
Peter’s Heartbreak: Memories come to life during a time of trial for a teenager in love.
Dragstrip: The roar of overpowered engines and the smell of overheated oil permeate this story of life in the world of dragsters, and the men who race and love them.
Finding Home: This remarkable story by a young author builds to a crashing climax that will leave the reader with a smile and a wish for more.
A Christmas Gift: An unexpected attraction at the mall leads to life-changing events and Christmas to remember.
A Flower In France: War’s brutality and how that can touch those who experience it is graphically illustrated in this moving story.
Thrown For A Loop: Coming out to your parents, looking for acceptance from the ones you love, opens the door to the unknown.
Folding Sheets: This, the shortest story in the anthology, comes with unexpected impact.
The Summer I Was Thirteen: Growing up isn’t always easy, especially when it involves learning about who you are. A novella to end the book and leave you wanting more.