J.T. Evergreen

Biography

OCCUPATION - Retired from the grind. Reflecting on successes, failures, and regrets. Exploring new aspects of self, writing that book which will get me an Oscar, staying out of trouble - well, small amounts of trouble are ok. Bringing joy into people's lives with random acts of kindness - the ones who aren't expecting it are the best. Cheering up check-out clerks at WalMart.
ABOUT ME - Alone in blessed singleness. Wicked sense of humor, enjoy my own company, glad I'm not young any longer. I do miss the intimacy of being in love. A good catch . . . at least I think so. Enjoy the possibilities of every moment, an imagination that won't quite, a master weaver - give away everything I make, excellent portrait painter, a national treasure - though no one agrees with me, a good listener, intuitive, a good conversationalist, avoid boredom and boring people at all costs - that's a career all by itself.
INTERESTS - Intelligent conversation: hard to come by these days, metaphysics, mysticism, my pups - Charlie, Max, and Bailey, seeing the funny side of life, going to Macy's at Christmas time - kicking Santa and punching an Elf. If I had a singing voice, which I don't, I would sing all of the time, wherever I was - even in WalMart. Wouldn't that be enchanting? When I receive the Oscar for the book I'm writing, I will have some baritone sing On A Clear Day, and I will lip sync his voice. It will wow the audience.
PUBLICATIONS – Short Stories to celebrate the NEW YEAR - 23 delightful short stories; Alone at the Beach 25 short stories to keep you company, Home Alone, 8 Great Stories to keep you company, Born in the Twilight, Injun Summer, This’nThat, Short Stories for a Summer’s Day. Holiday Short Stories, With All My Love, Father Frederick Monahan, Shangri la, Stepping Stones to God, I’m Gay Mother – Get Over it, The Olde Book Shoppe, Naked Before God, The Italian Call Boy, The Silence of Healing, Death of a Pope, The Best Short Stories Ever, and My Love Affair with Father Tomas McTavish, working on a new character, Father Gibbon with Sister Mary Magda in TheAdventure of Father Gibbon with Sister M. Magda - it's about murder. I get choked up when I re-read some of my sentimental stories. I’m told that’s a sign of being a good writer.
LOVES - Color and lots of it, strawberry jam, hiking up Yosemite Falls, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, sourdough bread, only made in San Francisco. Hearst Castle, Big Sur, sea air, Adams peanut butter, chocolate milk, rainy days, canaries singing, chocolate chip cookies my mother made, Greek yogurt with honey - oh, yum. Laughter. I make it a point of doing this many times a day.
HATES - Stupidity, insensitivity, bad table manners - come on, how difficult is it to hold a fork properly - it's not a shovel for God's sake. Snow, ice, slush, freeway traffic, lima beans - what was God thinking, sleepless nights, people who are late, texting - it's a cop-out, tobacco, alcohol, red meat,
FAVORITE BOOKS - The Spiritual Journey of Joel S. Goldsmith, How to Win Friends and Influence People - I collect this book and give them to people I hate - there's a waiting list.
FAVORITE MUSIC – Let's Talk Dirty to the Animals – Gilda Radner - funny lady;; Joplin’s Peachrine, Ahmad Jamal - Country Tour - the absolute best jazz - never tire of it. Someone Waits for You – Carly Simons, Helen Kane singing Button Up Your Overcoat and I Want to Be Bad – I relate to the lyrics. And the Tenor who sang Springtime for Hitler in the Zero Mostel version of The Producers. No one seems to know who he is. What a voice.
FAVORITE FILMS – The Celluloid Closet, Witness for the Prosecution, It Could Happen to You, Maltese Falcon, Inherit the Wind, 12 Angry Men, Harold and Maude, Murder on the Orient Express, Hope and Glory, Sorry Wrong Number, Speed, Practical Magic, Apollo 13, Where the Red Fern Grows, The original Producers - touch me, hold me - Estelle was terrific, and Zero - what can I say.
FAVORITE TV SHOWS - I don't watch TV any more, but when I did . . . 2-1/2 men - when it was good. Everybody loves Raymond - some great writers; best sight gags
FAVORITE QUOTES – The poetry in writing is the illusion it creates: by me. Lord Chesterfield: “Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.” The saddest words of tongue or pen are these - It might have been - indeed they are. If you want to make a success out of old age, you better start now: my mother when I was 15. On a clear day, you really can see forever - you just have to look. I may be rancid butter, but I'm on your side of the bread. Inherit the Wind.
FAMILY – A father who was emotionally absent, a mother who provided all the necessities of life and nothing more. An older brother who is a classic socio-psychopath and made my childhood a misery. I hide from everything just to survive. My right of passage came when I was 18 and joined the Naval Air Reserves. In boot camp I hide in the back row the first day, and guess whose name they called to be the Company Commander – me. But it was the best thing that could have happened and I bless that moment. I had to lead those 50 plus men and boys for 90 days. The night of graduation we drilled in front of the audience and it was perfect. The guys carried me from the hangar in triumph. I came out of the shadows that summer and never went back. I'm a louse when it comes to cleaning house, too many other more enjoyable things to do.
“The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.”
Omar Khayyam

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Somehow I am able to step aside and let the character(s) take over. I don't hear words but the words are just there and I type them out. JK Rowling once said she didn't write Harry Potter, she took dictation. It's the ability to step away that permits the magic to happen. It's awful when it happens unintentionally and you don't have a keyboard in front of you. Trying to remember is impossible, making notes on anything you can get your hands on is crazy nuts; and writing on toilet paper definitely does not work.
What are you working on next?
Actually, I plan on expanding two projects I completed some time ago, i.e. STEPPING STONES TO GOD, a sequel to THE RAZOR'S EDGE by Maugham, and MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH FATHER TOMAS McTAVISH, the sixty-year relationship between two men set against the turbulence and hypocrisy of the Catholic Church. But there is always time for any short story that pops into my head. When that happens, I drop everything else and let it unfold.
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Books

At Long Last Love
You set the price! Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Peter loves to slow dance, as I do, and will do so at the drop of a hat. It's probably one of the things I love about him most. Those moments when we are so close, close enough for me to capture his scent, his warmth, and those beautiful green eyes searching mine with such feeling. I've fallen in love with him so many times I've lost count.
An Unlikely Angel
You set the price! Words: 14,160. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The first story is about Ted McQuire who, after being dumped by his lover, encounters Father Frederick while traveling to Chicago. Father Freddie gives Ted a golden cross encrusted with emeralds and suggests he go to confession. Ted goes to confession and meets Father Daniel. Together they assist Claudette who is pregnant and in despair find solutions and a happy ending.
A Conversation With God
You set the price! Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Religious
“Wait a minute. Are you trying to tell me you’re God?” “I’m not trying to tell you anything.” “Then why are we having this conversation?” “I don’t know. You stopped me. Didn’t you?”
Thanksgiving Dinner 1951
You set the price! Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
It began while Aunt Judy was babbling on at the dinner table about one of her adventures in Europe. Someone and I suspect it was Aunt Edna, had had enough. Suddenly a drumstick flew across the table, hitting Aunt Judy alongside her head. I heard the strike but missed the throw. I had been leaning over, feeding Prissy, our Calico cat, under the table.
Suspicion
You set the price! Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
“In the six years I devoted to tracking David Cromwell, it never occurred to me that he didn’t exist.” Martha was disconsolate. “Why not for heaven’s sake?” Cindy looked sympathetically at her old friend. “Because I was purposely being misled.” “By whom?” “That’s just it, I don’t know. But, I’m going to find out.”
She's Dying
You set the price! Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
What the hell do you mean she’s dying? I water it, feed it fertilizer, and give it plenty of sunshine, and fresh air. But do you love her?
My Nine Year Date
You set the price! Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
I’ve been holding on for nine bloody years. Is this a gay date or what? If you’re not interested in love everlasting with me along with hot erotic encounters, go away. Leave me alone. Pick up your copy of Engineering, or Golf, or International Tiddlywinks. Or better yet, go find yourself a straight date …that should be fun and comical . . . that is if you can find one.
The Voyage of Father Gibbons with Sister M. Magda
You set the price! Words: 11,940. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
After decades of searching to find his niche in life, Mathew Gibbons became a priest of the Catholic Church and immediately found himself at the scene of a murder in the tower of the church he was assigned to. To make matters worse, the murderer confessed the murder to him in the confessional which put additional pressure on Matt to expose the murderer without breaking the seal of the confessional
It's Not Always About Love - Sometimes It's About Murder
You set the price! Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
“I don’t know how I could ever have been in love with him. Passion, lust …but it wore off pretty quickly once I realized I was just another of his accessories.” “Then why are you hanging on?” “Because I know him. In spite of all the bullshit, I know him better than anyone else, and I know he didn’t do it. Taking another man's life . . . he couldn't have . . . I just know it. I won’t abandon him.
My Life On A Tightrope
You set the price! Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
It finally dawned on me that my life was deteriorating into a Harold and Maude film noir. Conforming to what everyone wanted me to be was driving me nuts. Half the time I didn’t know if I was Harold or Maude. And being both at the same time was like sticking my finger into a light socket and flicking the switch to on.
Sleigh Bells
You set the price! Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
As I approached the bridge, I could still hear those sleigh bells which surprised me. I stopped and glanced back. The Olde Book Shoppe was gone. My jaw dropped for a second and then I began to smile when I realized what had just happened to me.
Christmas Dinner 1973
You set the price! Words: 4,920. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
It is worth mentioning that no one should ever come out of the closet during dinner, which is what happened on this day. No one saw it coming, least of all me. I felt something was brewing, but as hostess, I was too busy paying close attention to my scattered thoughts.
Twelve Days of Christmas - sort of
You set the price! Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family
Bob, my boyfriend of three years, my soul mate, the man of my dreams, dumped me an hour before we were to leave for the holiday celebration at my parents’ home. To go or not to go to my parents’ for Thanksgiving dinner was the most pressing question. I finally gave up and sent a text to Mary Louise, my sister, telling her I was going to kill myself so they should not expect me for dinner.
A Rainy Afternoon
You set the price! Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2019. Categories: Essay » Author profile
A thunderstorm was making its way across the horizon; black clouds with flashes of lightning and cracks of distant thunder completed this scene. As a child, I had learned to count the seconds after each flash of lightning to determine how far away the storm was. One-Mississippi equaled one mile. I also used that measure after I’d sass my mother – gaging when her reaction would descend upon me.
Number Please
You set the price! Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
"Number please." “Yes, I don’t have a number but I’d like to talk with … Jesus.” “I’m sorry, his line is busy at the moment.” “Oh, I see. May I hold?” “We don’t advise it. There are many others waiting to speak with him. Is there anyone else you’d like to speak with?”
Goodbye
You set the price! Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
When the telegram came, I know there would be one more goodbye and I would truly die a little
Bite
You set the price! Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
I knew she was a vampire the moment I laid eyes on her. This tall, raven-haired beauty fooled most people, but not me. I wasn’t sure if she was aware I knew her secret. I said nothing.
Apartment 11A
You set the price! Words: 4,500. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
An angelic voice began to sing so beautifully I was compelled to climb a few of the steps to be closer to the music. Little Toto appeared at the head of the stairs, tail in full wag. He ran down to where I was standing and looked up at me with one of his tiny front paws raised in anticipation. I leaned over and picked up my friend. He was so restful, I felt impelled to climb further up the stairs.
Wrong Number
You set the price! Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
I live in the bowels of New York City. Why? I keep asking myself. And, to date, I've come up with no satisfying answer. But, it was spring, a beautiful Sunday morning and, for the moment, I was content with my lot in life. I was toying with the idea of taking a walk in Central Park when the phone rang.
The Death of Santa Claus
You set the price! Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Holidays / General
(3.00 from 1 review)
I don’t remember exactly how he informed me there was no Santa Claus. All I do remember is that I felt panic for the first time in my life. I scrambled out of bed and fled to my parent’s bedroom. Before I cleared the bedroom door, he maliciously yelled, “THERE’S NO EASTER BUNNY EITHER.
We Need To Talk . . . Now
You set the price! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
“I like you. You’re a nice person.” “Nice enough to marry?” “I don’t want to hear stuff like that. You’re spoiling everything.” “You didn’t answer my question.” “You’re confusing the issue. I think you should leave.” “Ah … this is my apartment. Where would you like me to go … your apartment?” “Oh, God.” I got up. “I have to go.”
Love Just Another Four Letter Word
You set the price! Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
I was not prepared for what happened a few days later when Gregg asked me something that knocked me for a loop. My reply was, “Will I do WHAT?” He repeated himself, “Doug, will you marry me?” “Are you crazy? I’m not gay.” “I know. But, will you marry me?” I told him to go to hell and walked out. When I realized I had walked out of my own apartment, I went back in and told him to get the hell out.
The Second Time Around
You set the price! Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
She finished her coffee, when the phone rang. “Good morning.” “May I speak with Charlie?” “I’m sorry, there’s no one here by that name.” “Beg pardon, thank you…” “Wait.” “Yes? “What number did you dial?” She wanted to be helpful. “Clearbrook -3-6-1-4-8.” “You reached the correct number but, again, there’s no one here by that name.” “I’m sorry.” “So am I; goodbye.” “Wait a minute.”
Come Fly With Me
You set the price! Words: 5,500. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
I looked up just as the crane began to topple over. The sign crashed onto the pavement then I saw the pod with the workman pitch forward uncontrollably. I stood up instinctively as I anticipated what was about to happen. My jaw dropped when I saw someone nearby jump twenty-five feet into the air, catch the falling workman and bring him slowly down to the ground. "Impossible," I whispered.
Ode To A Summer Afternoon
You set the price! Words: 1,120. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2019. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General
I lay in comfort ‘neath ancient apple tree, watching my belovëd toil happ’ly in yonder acre of cucumber plants and tomatoes aplenty.
Do Not Call This Number
You set the price! Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
I began getting calls on my new number for a Mortimer. After a few too many times, I played along, "This is Mortimer." The caller wanted to know if we could get together. I said, "Sure." "That's wonderful. I’ll bring the ropes and handcuffs. If there’s anything else you’d like to bring, please do.” “I will … LIKE THE SAN FRANCISCO POLICE DEPARTMENT.”
The Waltz
You set the price! Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
We moved away with the music. She followed beautifully. I felt like I really knew how to dance with her near me. It was then I noticed something odd. She was looking at me and smiling but for some reason, I got the impression she wasn’t seeing me.
The Magic Fairy Tale Book
You set the price! Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
Yesterday, I experienced what appeared to be a normal event, a yard sale, until I realized how extraordinary it had been, the lingering effect of which would influence the rest of my life.
The Trunk
You set the price! Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
“Well, now that the trunk belongs to me, I guess I can tell you.” “Yes, please do. Wait. Let me call Mother. I think she’d…” “No, don’t. She may find it too painful.” “Too painful? I don’t understand. “Love letters.” “Love letters? I still don’t understand.” “In the trunk.” “There are no love letters in here.” "Oh, but there are."
The Doll
You set the price! Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
“So, Mom, what will you name her?” Tracy looked at Fredda, “She has names for all of her dolls.” “I don’t know,” she looked thoughtfully at the doll, touched her face with her fingertips. “How about . . . Hedwig. That’s a good German name.” The color drained from Fredda’s face. “Fredda, what is it?”
The Pendant
You set the price! Words: 3,410. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
He hadn’t told anyone the truth of the matter because it was so strange. His dreams had been of Hilda, his late wife. It was the same dream over and over. ‘Find it.’ She kept telling him, ‘Find it.’ Then he heard her again. He wasn’t asleep this time. He strained to hear every word, “It’s been stolen, my dearest. You must find it.”
Stormy Weather
You set the price! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
As I glared at the disaster, I heard a truck slow and stop behind me. "How’s it goin’, cowboy?” I turned my glare on the driver, “How the fuck does it look?” The rain came down heavier with each passing second. He turned off his engine and got out of his truck, “I ought to kick your ass for talking to me like that.”
My Guardian Angel
You set the price! Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Have you ever wondered what your guardian angel looks like? You would be amazed and delighted.
Mr. Sandman
You set the price! Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
I ran into a man who called himself Mr. Sandman, but I had my suspicions when he told me his first name was Clyde. I almost laughed but withheld it when I saw the dare in his stare.
The Valentine
You set the price! Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Beth Ann's intention was to only browse in the Olde Book Shoppe while she waited for the departure of her train. She never suspected an envelope containing a Valentine card had been waiting for her for over twenty years in an old magical fairy tale book.
Slap! A Love Story
You set the price! Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
"What are you doing here? How did you find me?" "We need to talk." "No we do not need to talk. I want you out of my life. Please go away and leave me alone." He stood in my way. "Please get out of my way and out of my life." He didn't move so, I hauled off and slapped him so hard across the face it almost knocked him over. He staggered to one side. "I'm sorry, Tony, but you had that coming."
The Carousel
You set the price! Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
After Christmas shopping, I was headed to my apartment but stopped at a department store window and admired a young woman styling clothing. A distinguished man standing close by told me everything about her which I thought curious until I found out later he was her father, who has passed away six months earlier.
A Christmas Miracle
You set the price! Words: 8,960. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Rose Marie sat down then looked up at me with an amazed stare. “What?” “These letters,” she pointed to my notes. “What about them?” “Do you know what they say?” “No. I heard Morse code being broadcast on my TV last night and wrote out what I heard but it doesn’t make any sense.” “Oh, yes it does. These letters are saying: HELP ME PRISONER APARTMENT 423. It’s in German.”
The Christmas Card
You set the price! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
I assumed it was a Christmas card, even though it was July, not only because of its size but also because of its Christmas-red color. Then I noticed what was pasted in the upper right-hand corner – a six-cent canceled stamp. The cancellation date read 1970. I wondered where in the world this envelope had been for the last forty-six years.
The Last Christmas Tree
You set the price! Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
“What is it?” “It’s a Christmas Tree.” “No, it’s not.” “Dad, this is your fault.” “It’s not my fault … why is it my fault?” “Because you procrastinate.” "What will your mother say when she sees it?"
The Accident
You set the price! Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
My mother was thinking of hiring a surrogate to accomplish her penchant for grandchildren. Then – the accident. I’m a lawyer and was on my way to court when the accident happened. She fell down, I lost my balance and joined her on the sidewalk.“Why don’t you watch where the hell you’re going?” “Do you need a lawyer?” “What?” “I may sue you.” “For what? “Breaking my heart.” "You're kidding?"
Grandma Rose
You set the price! Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
The funeral for Nama was very boring. I was standing with my parents at her graveside when I noticed someone standing at a distance from us. It was an elderly woman who looked vaguely familiar. I assumed it was one of Nama’s friends. She saw me watching and threw me a kiss. I saw the woman again as we drove away. This time she waved to me. I returned the greeting and wondered who she was.
Tango
You set the price! Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance
He doesn’t know I’m alive. Outside of setting myself on fire in front of him, I can’t think of a way I can capture his attention, his interest . . . in me. I awoke in a cold sweat just thinking about him, the wild animal inside of me, pacing back and forth, back and forth. I wanted him.
The Priest Who Never Was
You set the price! Words: 7,160. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
It was seven years since they met when Pat told Charlie he was leaving. His explanation centered on his devotion to God. Charlie listened but did not understand. God had won and was ripping Pat from his life. And then Pat was gone and Charlie was alone. It was a typical foggy, cold morning when Charlie stepped onto the main span of the Golden Gate Bridge to put an end to the pain of being alone.
Hitting - A Love Story
You set the price! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
“Kelly, for Christ’s sake. There are three very simple words that cover it.” “And those words are? … Let go, you’re hurting me.” “You know what words they are. Now say them.”
I Wanna Be A Rockette
You set the price! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The moment I saw them, I knew. My heart skipped a beat and I stopped breathing at the beauty I was beholding. It was the Christmas Holiday season. My life-altering moment only lasted thirty seconds but that was long enough to etch what I was seeing into my brain forever. I didn't know who they were, what they were called, or where they were, but I knew that was what I wanted to be when I grew up.
On God And Being Gay
You set the price! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2019. Categories: Essay » Author profile
I discovered early on the pain of being gay and alone in a world that did not want me. During my confirmation class, at age fourteen, I began asking questions about the Bible, and God to which I received answers that set a pattern of vagueness to the existence of any Truth in organized religion. Years later, truth finally appeared quietly one afternoon in a Chicago bookstore, and my journey began.
The Bells Of Saint Peter
You set the price! Words: 11,500. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Self-realization
On May 1, 1996, in Arlington Heights, Illinois, the 15 members of Saint Peter's Lutheran Church choir were to meet for practice in the church choir loft. At 7 pm, the building was destroyed down to the foundation by a gas explosion in the basement, and yet, no one was injured. All members were late by six or seven minutes. Inexplicable reasons to the members, but not to Father Frederick Monahan
Neath The Red Umbrella
You set the price! Words: 10,490. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
I met him casually at a soup and sandwich bar and was taken by his calm presence, and I was interested until I found out he was from another planet called Sakoon directly opposite Earth on the other side of the Sun. At first, I thought he was nuts but then I began to wonder . . . why me?
Father Mario And Dane
You set the price! Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Father Mario Luciani stood alone watching the last parishioner leaving St. Teresa’s Church, the congregation he had prayed with for over a decade. Clare Patterson invited him to Sunday dinner which he was happy to accept not only because of the excellent food but because the handpicked guests would offer interesting conversations on many subjects … except the one he kept hidden … his loneliness.
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