R. Cane

Biography

Finding the human condition and our antics endlessly fascinating, I tend to write ‘slice of life’ pieces about moments, situations, interactions, personalities – most often with some amount of humor or irony, always with wonder. The subject or subjects are frequently lgbtq, w/w, to the degree it matters, since people are people, stories are stories.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Of course. It was terrible. But it started the life long chase of words, ideas, structure, characters, personalities, situations, moments, and wanting to borrow them onto paper (page, screen).
What is your writing process?
Crazy! Very organic. Ideas, notions, personalities, situations, characters, dialogue visit my mind and the race is on to capture at least enough of a string to follow them onto the page (screen). I have heard, seen, other writers say this, and sounds a bit loopy, but sometimes they haunt me until I listen to them.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find R. Cane online

Twitter: @rcanewrites

Books

990066
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,620. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Novella: 990066. Since the sickness people are stuck in place, making it work in a new kind of world. Take a walk in a young woman’s sneakers as she tries to make sense of strange times, including a discovery that she likes girls when her best option is to crush out on customers she can only dream about – until things get a little too close for comfort. Does reality ever live up to fantasy? Maybe.
Lila
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,570. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Novelette: Lila. Prim, proper Lila arrives unexpectedly at a stranger’s door, young son in tow. South instantly meets North, left schools right, and nearly all hell breaks loose, as Morgan and her quirky queers, plus one escaped Southerner, laugh, cry, sort their way through culture clashes, maybe even a little romance, while struggling to occupy the same space. (references to domestic abuse)
Dropout
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,290. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Novellette: Dropout - Up. Down. Sideways. What to do, where to go, how to cope when everything breaks? In this case, a long trip to nowhere, unaware her people back home think she’s dead. Until she is drawn back - into a hornet’s nest, and her own unresolved feelings. Twists, turns, regrets, hope? After her not so smooth move, can she walk through the fire to the other side?
Lucky
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,230. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Novella : Lucky. Sexy queer tale of strong personalities, swirling emotions, mixed with a few fun quirks, offbeat adventures. While these two could not be more different, including their age, they have an unusual, deep connection, and, of course, no small amount of hiccups in their affection. From a crazy youth in the streets to top model, is our girl also lucky in love?
Love Story #42
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,950. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Short story: Love Story #42. Close friends growing up, life begins to complicate their bond as they hit their 20s. One crooked, one straight, they still managed to navigate life together, until they didn’t. Now adults, life brings them back together in their home town – can they overcome the awkward? Are they still friends? Has time dissolved the last of their bond; or is it full of surprises?
Some Kind of Holiday
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,970. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Short story: Some Kind of Holiday. Rae is finally ready to resurface after heartbreak, when she meets the perfect woman to help. Maybe a little too perfect? Slice of life overcoming heartbreak, with queer romantic tones.
Leo
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,570. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Novella: Leo. A brilliant little boy and his mother drift while struggling in different ways to cope with a mutual tragedy. His new tough tutor has her own challenging past. She might be the one who understands, but can she cope with letting strangers in? Will their complexities draw them closer, or keep them at odds? Only one way to find out… Upbeat slice of life with queer romantic tones.
Oaks at 21
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Short Story: Oaks at 21. Americana, but queer. 1850s, upstate NY. An atypical farm with a shady side business. A young woman struggling to find her way, understand her heritage, life, as well as her wants, needs. Rough times, tough people, a desire to belong - mix in forbidden love, discovery, adventure, crushes – and you have Oaks at 21. (Note: Some violence, associated with the times.)
Shelter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Short story – Shelter. What do we all need literally, figuratively? Two women, exes, unexpectedly sort through the abrupt end of their past relationship via one of them rescuing a cat. Not as dark as it might sound, they address their history, possible friendship, with humor, humility, even a little honesty, in this slice of life, chicklit tale.
Athena
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,680. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Novella. Speclocchicklit? Or chicklit (but peoplelit?) that wanders out of the ordinary as a bright, beautiful traveler and a local artist find themselves attracted despite being somewhat at odds. Continually crossing paths in lovely Provincetown, MA., they are compelled to puzzle through a confusing sense of familiarity on the way to their unexpected truth.
Grace
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Grace – short story. Secrets. Expectations. Walls. What would we all do to protect our secrets, lies, even the ones we tell ourselves? Two women whose paths become unexpectedly intertwined, stories entangled, are forced to consider what trust means to them, or not; how far to lean into or away from their inner voices.
Wish
Price: Free! Words: 4,760. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Wish – short story. Two women meet over recycling woes, roll into an impromptu thank you drink that goes a little sideways – which, of course calls for an apology drink. The apologee accepts to be nice, neighborly, but is feeling gun shy about spending much time with her cute, straight neighbor – her favorite kind of unrequited mistake to make. Flirty, fun, slice of city life.
Ruka
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,930. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Ruka – short story. Time, trouble, air, distance, begin to work into the foundation of long-term, cross-culture love between two unlikely women, despite their once united front. They broke all the rules to be together, but now the rules are slowly breaking them when a daughter's surprise visit really shakes things up! Queer love against the odds, most of all against time – does love always win?
Driven
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,140. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Driven – by need, greed, lust, curiosity... An uptight wealthy young woman is none too thrilled when the driver, security expert the agency sends is not quite what she ordered, including being a woman. Despite their cool disregard for one another some kind of something is in the air.
Sliver
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,210. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
(4.00 from 1 review)
short story. Sliver – a bit, a bite, a slice. Life is going smooth for a cute young EMT playing the field, making it all work. Until the swank new doc shows up and unwittingly messes with her flow. W/w lgbt content, but no racy details (in this one). Hint: “No,” she shakes her head, hair dancing in the sun, “people have preferences. Coffee - if you drink it, you have a way.”
Piano
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
(4.00 from 1 review)
A short story – but sweet, succulent. A young hungry tuner, an elegant premier pianist – you can’t imagine what these ladies might do behind the velvet curtains. Hint: 'From the wings I watch, imagining what one could do to her, what it might take to interrupt her playing.'