These are a collection of short stories that display life through my eyes and the stories of countless individuals I have known in my life. These stories will all be free, and I have dedicated them to shedding light on topics and issues that are pushed away because of their somber essence. Just because there are sad truths in life does not mean we should not recognize and accept them for what they are. Also, I include horror stories and twisted accounts from a first-person view that are intended to entertain and provoke thought. These stories have been written from the perspective of the LGBT community, but I do not diverge into explicit sexual behavior. I take a lot of pride in my work, and my work means a lot to me. My goal is to offer the reader a profound sense of enlightenment, and if I have failed you, I do apologize. My only goal is to provide the reader with a sense of awareness to the subtleties of life. I have done all I can to make this possible.