M. Arbon


M. Arbon writes stories, mostly queer, often sexy, about people who try hard not to be jerks. M. lives and works in Toronto, Canada. M.'s stories have appeared in the anthologies His Seed and Best Gay Stories 2017, as well as being published as stand-alone volumes.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It's fun! I enjoy the thrill of finding out what happens, and also finding the right words and shape for the story in my head.
What is your writing process?
Notice a thing. Make a note about the fact that it exists. Notice another thing. Read more about the things. Ignore them for a while in favour of other things. Have new ideas relating to the things at inconvenient times. Ask myself, But what if Thing 3? Wait for the things to blossom in my brain as an entirely new and different Story Thing. Walk around thinking about the Story Thing all day for weeks. Convert the Story Thing into an actual story 200-500 words at a time on evenings and weekends. Read story over ten thousand times and tweak it until I can tweak no more. Send it out into the world with pride and trepidation. Repeat forever.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find M. Arbon online

Website: http://marbonwrites.com
Twitter: @m_arbon


Cup of Tea
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
"I'm not being mysterious on purpose," Russell said apologetically. "It's just, it's a somewhat...special collection." Arriving at Russell's house to assess a collection of Victorian photographs, Allan finds a cozy welcome, an unexpected rapport—and some very interesting subject matter. This 6,000-word short story was previously published in Shousetsu Bang*Bang.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Introverted Lewis needs to increase his Social score for a shot at his dream job. So he hires Cam to pose his boyfriend. Lewis isn't interested in a real relationship, and he takes steps to ensure that the liaison remains purely for show. Cam can't touch Lewis, but that doesn't mean he can't have opinions about the situation...

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