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Danny's Boy

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Growing up gay in a small, working-class town isn't easy. Returning there after three years spent in the bright lights of the city is even harder. But with no job, and no money, Danny doesn't have much choice.

A vicious attack confirms all of Danny's fears about life in his hometown. The irony of his rescuer being Ste, his homophobic ex-best friend, isn't lost on him. But i
Kindle Edition, 32 pages
Published August 25th 2011 by Croft House
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Mirvan  Ereon
Simply amazing! I fell in love with this short story! It is so realistic and the sex is so real! I cannot believe that a woman had written such eloquent and exquisite lines almost sounding like poetry. This is what a good gay story should be written. It kept me interested all the time and there are no stupid and unwanted parts, Everything was simply amazing. The money I paid for it is definitely worth all and I am so willing to pay for more if this kind of writing is used in a novel or a longer ...more
Sammy Goode
Nice little sip of a story--would love to read a sequel to see where the relationship goes between Ste and Danny.
Ije the Devourer of Books
A really good short story which included issues such as coming out, dealing with small town homophobia, friendship and the frustration of unemployment. I enjoyed the contrast between the thriving gay community life in the big city and the isolation, homophobia and the need to conform in the small town. What really interested me in this story was the class differences and the way in which Danny had changed and out grown his home town, his school mates and even his family in some respects.

The onl
I really like it when Kate Aaron is writing about real people and real live. She's a master in finding the right words for that kind of stories - you just have to read "The Rest of Forever" to believe that. Reading her stories reminds me on the atmosphere of some of the best movies of New British Cinema like "Full Monty" or "Beautiful Thing".

On the other hand Ms.Aaron is also a master of 'short', so I'm sorry to say that this time it's just too short. It's more like a spotlight on one or two sc
Ok short m/m romance about a guy who can't find work after university, so returns to the small town where he grew up and runs into his homophobic former best friend. While I quite liked the story, the pronoun confusion was extreme and frustrating.
Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!)
*young-adult characters shelf*
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Kate Aaron lives in Cheshire, England with two dogs, a parrot, and a bearded dragon named Elvis.

She has the best of friends, the worst of enemies, and a mischievous muse with a passion for storytelling that doesn't know the difference between fact and fiction.

She holds a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature, and an MA in Gender, Sexuality and Culture, and is an outspoken advocate for equal
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