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Charles W. Harvey

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Charles W. Harvey is a native Houstonian and a graduate of the University of Houston. He studied fiction under the guidance of Rosellen Brown and Chitra Divakaruni at U of H. He studied poetry under Joyce James and Cynthia MacDonald. In 1987, Charles was a 1st prize recipient of PEN/Discovery for Cheeseburger, which went on to be published in the Ontario Review. In 1989 Charles Harvey was awarded the Cultural Arts Council of Houston Grant for Writers and Artists. Also in 1989 he was a finalist in the MacDonald's Literary Achievement Awards. Charles has been published in Soulfires, Story Magazine SHADE, High Infidelity, The James White Review, and others. His novel The Road to Astroworld is available on Amazon and other retailers soon. He ch ...more

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Betty's House

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Coming Home Tomorrow

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We Are Here

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The Power Plant

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The Road to Astroworld

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The Blue Train to Heaven

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When Dogs Bark

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The Butterfly Killer

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When is a book finished? Probably when the author dies. Right now I'm doing what most of us are afraid to do, and that is taking a look at my major books with a fresh pair of eyes--my own. Sure some will go to an Editor at some point, but I can't believe what I'm seeing that's making me cringe at this point in time. Bloopers of course, in the category of misspellings, punctuation, and the extr... Read more of this blog post »
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The Road to Astroworld (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:33PM
Description: Promise is a little girl from the projects, who decides one day she'd rather go to an amusement park named Astroworld, rather than her older Brother's funeral. She is weary of going to funerals. All of her older brothers have lost their lives through acts of violence. Eric the last brother has succumbed to AIDS. A serial killer lurks in the backdrop. Will Promise make it to Astroworld?
The Butterfly Killer (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: This first Chapter taken from the book is Titled the Driving Lesson. Elliot Cross is a serial killer dubbed the Butterfly Killer. His victims are people at the cusp of achieving a life long dream. He stalks them, ingratiating himself into their lives, and earns their trust. At the moment they are about to achieve what they've plaaned or waited so long to do, he kills them in the name of doing Gods work in enforcing that first commandment--the jealous God "Thou shall have no other Gods before me." Elliots sees it as his duty to remind his victims of the error of their ways of putting their dreams before God.
Roommates (Gay & Lesbian)
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Description: A stripper and a "nice christian" boy are roommates in this very sexual short piece excerpted here.
Coming Home Tomorrow (Gay & Lesbian)
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Description: Evans must decide if he wants to stay and take care of unfaithful Lewis after his release from the hospital. It was Lewis being unfaithful that caused him to be in the hospital. Includes a romp in the hospital's morgue. An Excerpt
I Did the DooRag (Gay & Lesbian)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:33PM
Description: Gay satire meets gay erotica. When a crab shows up at your door for a hook-up, get ready to make gumbo.
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