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I am a London-based British writer who grew up in the gay village and red light district of Manchester.

I was trained in screenwriting at the University of the Arts London; National Film & Television School and Script Factory, UK, followed by various misadventures as a film journalist, and writer and producer of short films.

My stories are based on personal and emotional experiences, and feature strong LGBTQ-identified characters.

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A. Zukowski My friends have warned me to stay away from him. I try to remember them, as I gaze at the two hollows in his face, wanting to touch them with my…moreMy friends have warned me to stay away from him. I try to remember them, as I gaze at the two hollows in his face, wanting to touch them with my fingertips that are no longer there. (less)
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“I stare at my hands and remember my dad's and how I trusted them when I was a kid until I learned that they could turn into fists. And words could hurt even more than the bruises.”
A. Zukowski, Liam for Hire

“Ali kisses the side of my head. “Yes, there are people who care about you, Liam.” I hear the smile in his voice”
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“You don’t need a reason to be upset. I think you’ve had a breakdown, Liam.” Breakdown, relapse, binge, craving. A big fucking mess. Fucking walking disaster. But Ali lets me cry myself dry while ruining his shirt. When I finally stop, he asks, “Will you go to a detox? Sasha can ask his counsellor for an emergency placement. Perhaps we can persuade them you’re a danger to yourself?” Hearing those words, I chuckle through my tears. “I know I’m a danger to myself.” Ali smiles. “Yeah. And to me.” “What do you mean?” I have to clean some of my snot with the bottom of my T-shirt. It doesn’t matter anyway since the clothes I’m wearing are dirty and probably need to be fumigated. His grin broadens. “Well, I’m dangerously close to caring too much about you.” I shake my head. Ali’s a big softie but I can’t think about romance right now”
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Nothing But Readi...: Phantom Menace BOOKS READ 289 207 Jul 29, 2017 02:52PM  
“Kissing a boy you found attractive was fine.”
A. Zukowski, The Boy Who Fell to Earth
tags: gay, lgbtq, ya

“I stare at my hands and remember my dad's and how I trusted them when I was a kid until I learned that they could turn into fists. And words could hurt even more than the bruises.”
A. Zukowski, Liam for Hire

“The light was not broken, but in the darkness it had a different kind of radiance. If I seek it, I’ll find it.”
A. Zukowski, Courting Light

“My soul is so lonely, but I'm unwilling to describe that sort of loneliness for you, because I can't divulge the depth of my loneliness to anyone who'd cast away my soul, cast away my life, someone who'd cavalierly take me to the brink of death and who could, without a trace of emotion or sympathy for the pain and suffering I've experienced, cruelly exile me to a foreign country. I don't hate you as much as I did, but I am so desperately lonely.”
Miaojin Qiu

“Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft swell and fall,
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever-or else swoon to death.”
John Keats, Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

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message 3: by Amy

Amy Spector Nice to meet you, A. And thanks for the invite. :)


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A. Zukowski Al wrote: "Hey A, great to meet you :D"

Nice! Likewise ^_^ ~A.


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Al Hey A, great to meet you :D


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