Alexander S. Bauer
I was abysmal at the kind of writing that gets you good grades in English classes, so I never wrote much until tenth grade, after my ninth grade teacher embraced my creativity. Since then I haven't been able to stop.
The best way to describe myself would be complex. I lettered in two sports (Bowling and Baseball) in high school and captained two academic clubs (Science Olympiad and Math League. I'm a jock who likes to write, who watches Star Trek, who cares about LGBT issues and human sexuality. I'm a nerd that plays with legos and builds model railroads, but can also play sports. One day I'll read about psychology, then movies, then hockey, then history.
I've written four full novels, a couple dozen short stories and somewhere around five hundred poems. As a writer I derive inspiration from Rowling, Orwell, Crichton, and a number of Star Trek novelists as well as every movie I've ever seen. I like fantasy, things that can't happen in real life, the creation of entire worlds in which both author and reader can immerse themselves. I like ambiguous characters, neither good nor bad. I like insidious heroes, bastards with hearts of gold, people that make you laugh and think at the same time.
And I love to converse, so if you're like me, track me down somewhere and say hi.
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The New Dog
Honey and Vanek welcome a new dog, Gerbe, into the house. Written from Honey's and Gerbe's points of view and based on their real life adventures. With pictures!
The story of a young girl's attempts to navigate both a difficult home life and a spot in a softball league above her age level.
The Suicide Notes
A young man writes letters in a last gasp at finding meaning in the world.
A nighttime visitor makes a college student wonder what types of communication are truly important.
Vivid dreams and an odd nighttime visitor make a man question his purpose in the world.
When a college student's rejected proposal turns a relationship into ashes, an obnoxious girl helps him rise again.
A series of manufactured 'chance' encounters leads to an interesting relationship between two college students.
The life and times of my dog, Honey. From her perspective. Based on the true story of her adoption.
A short fictional account of a rescued kitten based, in bits and pieces, on the stories of the eleven cats my family and I have rescued that were dumped outside our rural home over the past fifteen years.
Madison Roper is Skankarella, a shy lesbian trapped under the oppressive thumb of her religious stepfamily. Julia Prince is a tomboyish freshman at the University of Kansas who wants neither the boy-chasing life her mother would have her pursue, or the engineering career set up by her father. A chance encounter causes both to see something in the other that they deeply desire. Acceptance.
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