Hold Me Tight (Don't Read in the Closet Events)
This photo screams D/s to me.
I believe the young man has run away from home the day after his high school graduation to escape an abusive step-father who molested him while his mother was too sick to know what was happening. He's living on the streets (or beach) and looking for love (someone to give a damn) in all the wrong places including gay bars and dark al ...more
There is no decent characterization: we know nothing about Trevor, or about Sam… For god’s sake, the author didn’t even give him a surname. Sam is a horny teenager, who believes sex equals love.
"Never going to find love if you don't take chances."...more
"Risks, you mean. Chances are going on dates wit
Well, what did I read here! Something that didn’t work out at all - just to say it mildly! Let me try to order my feelings and to express what I think. This won’t be easy considering that I’m still slightly shell-shocked about the fact that not much made sense in this story.
Let’s start with the good things: I really liked the prompt and I was pretty sure that I would enjoy a story about a young man looking for love in a desperate way after having run from his abusive home.
The pictur ...more
Didn't want to read this.
The prompt picture turned me off (he looks barely 15 or something!) coupled with that prompt text and tags.
A short story in the collection "Don't Read in the Closet, Volume One" from the MM Romance Group Hot Summer Event 2011.
Click HERE for the story online or HERE to download the whole collection for your reading device.
Picture and prompt:
***Read as part of the free Don't Read in the Closet: Volume One anthology. Story #26***
The story has potential. But there were too much questions unanswered and I had my problems with it.
Sam has major issues. And I don't think a) that this is how abused teenager would react to somebody holding them imobile and b) that sex with an almost stranger would do him any good. IMO he needs professional help and somebody who isn't interested at him in a sexual way.
Anyway, I think with a more open prompt ...more
I am so eager to read something longer by this author. I love the writing style and I can only imagine how good a longer story would be.
First of all, I want to say that this photo was really aggressive and sexy and the reader request was to have a dominant/submissive theme, which makes a lot ...more
This photo screams D/s to me. I believe the young man has run away from home the day after his high school graduation to escape an abusive step-father who molested him while his mother was too sick to know what was happening. He's living on the streets (or beach) and looking for love (someone to give a damn) in all the wrong places including gay bars and dark alleys. The older man rescues him from someone taking advantage of him (hurting him) and takes him home for a few days till ...more
A nice slow build up to a very satisfying conclusion.
"Alex Whitehall is a wide-eyed babe in the world of publishing"
Obviously being "wide eyed" works for you, your vision is VERY clear and focused and your ability to put that vision into words and share that image with us.. just wow.. Beautiful. :)
I would LOVE to read more about Trevor and Sam and agree with Zach, Would love to know more about Sam's past and see if he finds the love he is looking for with Trevor.
Also the fact that sam didn't really explain things he just hinted things about his stepfather and ill mother, which in it self is frustrating...
Its also vexing that he went out and had a fling just because Trevor wasn't heading that way as yet.
So. All on all it felt incomplete.
There is room still for much more.
If there are two types of people in the world, Alex Whitehall probably isn't one of them, despite being a person. Her—for lack of a better pronoun—favorite pastimes include reading, horseback riding, reading, watching geek-tastic television, reading, and running. While Alex prefers writing over doing anything else (except maybe reading), sometimes she emerges from the cave to be social and to hun ...more