This is the first chapter from part one of what will be a full-length novel when I finally get it finished. If I post more chapters as I finish them, they’ll be linked at the bottom of the post for flow and comprehension. If I post enough of them I’ll make a Chapter Index and retroactively edit the posts to link to the Index.
WORDCOUNT: 5.6K CONTENT WARNINGS: violence, persistent hand trauma.
An egg appears in Pyre’s hotel shower, and after he’s gotten help from his friendly rival Shanks, it hatches to reveal a baby Ancient Evil both cuddly and horrible. For better or worse they have to protect and nurture it so it stops eating people as a stress response. They go to Outer Space on this quest, but not everyone is looking to help the new family unit, and some would like to use the Ancient Evil for their own means.
SUPERANNUATED (The City #1) Published Jan 14th, 2017
LGBT-themed ensemble superhero frenzy novel. A heavy enmeshment with Insurance Companies means Superheroes and Villain schedule their battles and destruction according to quarter profits. But when Infrastructure starts to crumble, how are our heroes going to deal with the implosion?
Gay romance weird scifi egg-laying short. Agents on a super secret base in the middle of the ocean deal with weird creatures all the time, but the leader of one of the groups starts to spontaneously lay eggs when he gets stressed, and the guy who is “technically minded” has to figure out why. They’ve all dealt with weirder, but not by much!
Gay kaiju stomp horror novella. Post-giant bug worldwide devastation, a scientist employed by a bog-standard Supervillain researches the swarm that wrecked civilization and is caught on the frontlines of the next wave. At least his boss is handsome and open to flirtation.
Terror strikes a modified Rig Agent at home in this thrilling erotic romance buddy-buddy adventure!
Gaspar works at the Rig with other Residents as a researcher and occasional field agent for team Delta Three. But when the leader of team, Lewis, begins to randomly lay impenetrable golden eggs with no scientific explanation, it’s up to the crack team of scientists and Gaspar’s own frantic off-the-clock work to fix the problem. It doesn’t help that the eggs begin to disappear on their own every few hours. And it certainly doesn’t stop it from getting worse that Gaspar has a bit of a crush on poor Lewis, and takes it upon himself to care for the terrified man in his hours of need.
Set in a pseudo-scientific world where creepy monsters are kept in pits on the Rig settled out off the New Jersey coast and everyone working there has a “mod” that may or may not have one spewing sentient globs of venom, ELECTROGASTROGRAM is a story about spiked blood pressure, consensual voyeurism, and pragmatic disposal of the corpses of newly discovered deep sea creatures
giant bugs! shenanigans and romance! a giant pet beetle? must be a gory MM romcom by Glitzy Babylon!
After the wave of giant bugs has died down society starts to piece itself back together again. In the case of one Dr. Anghrist Wiggins, he decides to ditch his nice government research job in favor of finding gainful employment for a Supervillain working out of the ruins of Acapulco.
Anghrist makes weapons, researches bug corpses, creates solutions to infrastructure issues that are cropping up in the wake of the devastation– oh, and also forms a very solid flirtation with his menacing boss himself, Mr. Xarles du Thoth.
But one thing never resolved is where the bugs originated, and why exactly they stopped attacking. Is another wave of the monsters coming? Will Anghrist and Thoth have to beat the insects back with high-powered weaponry and slapdash ingenuity?
Superannuated is an ensemble horror comedy about insured heroes, uninsured vigilantes, and accidental time-splitting third party scientists all slamming up against each other inside a City in the process of crumbling.
In one corner you have your Heroes, your Villains. Propped up by vast networks of insurance companies, these diametrically opposed groups schedule bank heists and sometimes play darts to randomly decide who fights who on any given incident. Insurance will cover any fallout, pay the medical bills of the collateral civilian damage, so why not take spontaneity out of it and just make an appointment instead? In the case of Cuvier (the heroic IGUANODON) and Hilaire (CARNIVORA, a very dapper villainous cat indeed), they’re just childhood friends who ended up on opposite sides and who harass each other both in and out of costume.
In another corner are the Vigilantes, otherwise known as the Uninsured. They have do-good in their blood and a fiery need to dispense justice in their hearts. How unfortunate that none of the people they help want them around, since whatever gets broken won’t be financially covered and leave the victims worse off than before. That doesn’t stop Fred and Lola and the rest of them; they’re going to save people or die trying!
Our final corner focus is on the Third Party Scientists, a certain Open and Feyn to be exact. They’re employed by the local city university and they don’t perform proper safety procedures when running experiments on artificial wormholes. That’ll get your atoms scrambled and make you uncontrollably teleport places! And it’ll hurt! A lot! Somehow they’ll figure out how to fix themselves, or maybe they won’t, but at least they’ll get to see the City a little while they figure it out.
This is a queer horror comedy about the commodification of the superhero complex and how it affects different groups of people while they fight off magma wombats, a chimera parrot thing in a flooded basement, and severe brain damage after being taken out by a fake lead-filled copy of the Thinker sculpture. Violence, corpses filling huge pits, and a bear wearing a fez await you in The City Book One: Superannuated!
Falco is a cargo hauler on the hunt for information that will lead him to where his adoptive father has been imprisoned by a brutish debt collection company called Fresh Air Solutions & Holdings (FASH). He takes jobs, keeps his crew healthy and paid, and pesters every Information Broker he comes across.
Dom is a member of the Informants Guild, yes, but mostly he’s just keeping his head down in backwater to backwater, keeping off the radar of the FASH and surviving.
Falco meets Dom in a bar during one of his stopovers and buys information, Dom follows Falco back to the port out of curiosity and boredom. What’s a cargo hauler wanting with information on the FASH? Is he on the run too? An agreement is struck between the two men and Dom joins the crew expecting a peaceful time in space where he can flirt with the captain and move some boxes around.
What ensues is the opposite of peaceful and at times is outright stressful, but at least Dom and Falco get to keep the flirting in!
Lightspeed to Love is a gay space opera romance rife with explosions, debt collection agencies gone mad with power, and a lot of gunfire perpetuated by two men who lie about being horrible shots.
Book One in the Menaced by Space-Age Debt Collectors series!
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Dime is tired; he's just out from a decade-stint in prison, trying to find something to do to make money, and all he has are the scams that kept him afloat while behind bars and some supplemental thievery work given to him by a sympathetic mercenary looking to delegate some of the grunt work that comes her way.
Sal is optimistic; he's on his third undercover op in as many years and this one is looking to be open-and-shut as soon as he can get some photographs of the cargo this crew he's been placed in keeps stealing to make their own profits by.
Opposites might attract, but in this case it's more Meet Ugly than Meet Cute, especially since Dime is caught trying to steal back some of the stolen cargo, and Sal is left knowing that if he doesn't do something then some innocent dumbass is going to get iced while Sal is forced to watch.
From one night in a warehouse where everything blows up in their faces all the way to a week on the run from nanite monsters mashed together with corpses, the road to making a personal connection is fraught with scams, yelling, and one really gross bed in a motel off the main freeway leading North out of the Metropolis both Sal and Dime call home.
Midnight Fistfight is a gory and very gay romantic comedy set in a cyberpunk world.
Serial is updated in two stages: I write a chapter and post for Patreons as Early Access, then upload to Ao3 approximately one to two weeks later. No schedule is established because this story isn’t my top priority (paid work is!) but I do try to get one new Patreon chapter done a month.