Under Lock and Key
Plots and characters that don't fit my current cravings are relocated here so that I don't have to rewrite them if the muse arises again. I'm not opposed to starting stories with them, they're just not the ones I'm focused on.When We Meet Again
Back then, Character A and Dom were two peas in a pod, but they were as different as day and night. Character A was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, and to a lineage that created many of the town's important figures, his own father having held the position of mayor for several years. With great history came great responsibility: he was expected to maintain the family's reputation.
Dom, on the other hand, was a troublemaker who thirsted for fun and left no stone unturned. While not a tragic upbringing, his family wasn't as well off and were regarded poorly in the community.
The two, despite maybe some odds, were close growing up until something tore them apart in high school. They went their separate ways, seeming to be on track with what life destined for them: Character A followed in his family's footsteps, taking up an important position in the town (mayor, sheriff, church leader, etc.), and Dom served a few years in prison.
It has been several years since they have last seen each other. Dom has recently returned to town, looking to fix a lot of his past mistakes. Will they be able to reconnect? And what of Character A? Is he still trying to uphold the family name, and reputation?Dom
can be 28-31 years old.Strangers
Character A and B met as kids. They grew up on the same street, maybe next door to one another, and so, naturally, they became friends. In middle school, they drifted. Maybe something happened between them, but Character A's rise in popularity was no doubt a contributing factor. He started hanging out with the cool kids, and Character B, a nerd, a loser, was left behind.
They haven't talked much, if at all, since. Any attempts at conversation would have ended in more arguments. But a few years have passed. They're seniors now, or maybe they both, unknowingly, enrolled in the same college. Fate has put them in a situation in which they have to interact. Will they reconcile their differences and become friends again?Looking for It
It's summer, and for his vacation, Character A is going to Holden, a cape town on the east coast that is very friendly for a non-heterosexual such as himself. Only, this isn't so much of an official vacation. He's running--from a bad bump in a relationship, or a life that has left him utterly miserable, something.
Character B is a resident of the town, wading through the tide of the tourist season and waiting for the day when Holden will slip back into hibernation, when it's more peaceful.
The two meet, and they find in each other something neither of them fully realized they were looking for.
Inspired by Michael Thomas Ford's novel of the same name.Redemption/Retribution
Character A's high school life has been hell thanks in at least some part to Logan
, the school's bullies. It's senior year, and it's starting off great: a newbie teacher, oblivious to the history between the two teens, has assigned Character A and Brayden to be partners for a project. Having to work outside of class, it will bring them closer than either of them might care for.
Little does Character A know, Brayden has been thinking about turning over a new leaf, not wanting everyone to remember him as the guy who made their lives miserable, but Logan is the kind of guy who's hard to say no to. Will Brayden seek redemption? Will Character A try to make the most of this situation and seek retribution?
Casey is a freckled-faced young man often spotted around town in raggedy or paint-stained clothes with a poor man's dialect to boot, despite having come from a seemingly nice household. He loves work, and when he's not busy at his official job, he's freelancing as a handyman and gardener for anyone looking for affordable, trustworthy service. Oh yeah, and family's the most important thing to him in the world. He wants a relationship, but he's afraid of letting someone in that close. Will he get what he's looking for, or is he doomed to loneliness?Handyman/gardener
x client, single dad x other guy
, abusive boyfriend x boyfriend
x older, addict/alcoholic x clean guy
, poor man
x wealthy man