‘There’s something about coffee with you that feels weird,’ Charlotte said, stirring in her third pack of sugar. ‘You mean because we’re always getting smashed when we’re together?’ James added milk to his. ‘Exactly.’ The Sunday afternoon brought a chill with it that seemed colder to James than the previous days, though the weather reports… Continue reading Confidant Chapter Seven
It wasn’t even an hour since the furniture arrived when the Allen wrench had already begun to dig uncomfortably into James’ palm. He had a new red sofa with two matching armchairs to put together, and he was beginning to wish he had found someone to hire to put them together for him. He had… Continue reading Confidant Chapter Six (Part Two)
‘I’m just, I’m so scared,’ James sobbed, he couldn’t remember the last time he cried so much. It felt good, it felt necessary, it felt awful. He grabbed onto whatever clothing he could, barely able to speak over the rushing emotions. ‘I don’t want you to not care about me.’ He felt a hand take… Continue reading Confidant Chapter Six (Part One)
The air was brisk and chilling as the morning sun shone down on the university plaza where the students shuffled silently towards their early morning lectures. It was the first morning that really felt like winter. James couldn’t tell how much smoke was from his breath and how much was from his cigarette as he… Continue reading Confidant Chapter Five (Part Two)
It’s submission time, Confidant’s draft is finished, query and synopsis have been typed up. But as I hover over the send button on my email address I find myself stopping, hesitating more than I usually do. From the moment I began typing it up, I’ve thought of Confidant as an LGBT novel. But lately I’ve… Continue reading What Is An LGBT Novel?
‘I feel I owe you an apology,’ Dahlia said once the her and James had sat down. ‘You’re damn right you do,’ James said plainly. He wasn’t still mad about the interview, but he wasn’t feeling great about it either. ‘While I am sorry for the way you were treated, I can’t help but feel… Continue reading Confidant Chapter Five (Part One)
While he couldn’t help but let out a snort of laughter, the note only fed his anger more. Dahlia wanted James to know he was being messed with, that the job offer was part of a game that he was losing. He knew not to mess with the See-All, but he never expected her to… Continue reading Confidant Chapter Four (Part Three)