The Name on My Wrist

Rated 4.40/5 based on 5 reviews
James, middle-aged, is given to one-night flings with younger men in whom he searches for someone he lost long ago. A random comment by his latest catch draws his mind back to the past, to a boy he once loved so fiercely, a boy drafted and sent to fight in Vietnam. A boy lost in the war. A boy James has never forgotten. WARNING: This is a very sad little story. It's also one of my best IMHO.
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About J.M. Snyder

An author of gay erotic romance, J.M. Snyder began self-publishing gay erotic fiction in 2002. Since then, Snyder has worked with several e-publishers, most notably Amber Allure Press and eXcessica Publishing.

Snyder’s short fiction has appeared online at Ruthie’s Club, Tit-Elation, Eros Monthly, and Amazon Shorts, as well as in anthologies released by Alyson Books, Cleis Press, and others.

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Reviews of The Name on My Wrist by J.M. Snyder

David Goodmen reviewed on March 5, 2022

I was a young teen at the time this story takes place. This story is an excellent example of the situation it portrays—there were real-life people affected as were these characters.

Definitely: Five stars!
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Marcia Carrington reviewed on April 14, 2012

Introspective short story where the narrative's central relationship is intimately portrayed, sometimes with an uncomfortably realistic level of emotional detail which makes the reader believe they are watching a true story unfold, and that they are intruding on the events.
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kim william reviewed on Dec. 5, 2011

really heart breaking, but very beautiful and very moving story, even through it short, it makes connect with the character really well. i loved. thank u to the author.
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London Shye reviewed on Dec. 30, 2010

Though sad, I true reminder of a war that never should have happened.
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B. B. reviewed on July 26, 2010

This is sad, tender and sweet, but I couldn't help but feel that it's a prelude to a story rather than a story in itself. The reader is given a mere glimpse into James's life and then shut out. There's potential for much more here. I think the real story would be James moving on from his loss and learning to live again.
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