Short Stories

THE ONE THAT COUNTS

The One That Counts

When Rob Gentner’s father dies, his partner David sees an opportunity to shed some light on a past Rob rarely talks about. Standing in front of the family-owned Laundromat that was a major part of his upbringing, Rob finally shares the story of the summer of his first year of college, the beginning of his self-acceptance and life as a gay man. Finally David can understand the circumstances that made Rob the man he loves today—and they both decide that while first times will always be remembered, the last times are the ones that count.

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BETTER WITH SPRINKLES

Better with Sprinkles

College student Tom Molina isn’t too interested when his roommate Derek tries to convince him to leave his books and help out with the campus LGBTA Center’s annual Christmas cookie sale. But Derek has an ace in the hole to score the center Tom’s grandmother’s sugar cookie recipe: fellow volunteer Jeanette’s cousin just happens to be the organic chemistry T.A. Tom’s been dreaming about. Now Tom just has to hope Isaac is as interested in baking cookies as he is in chemistry and HIV awareness.

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THE REASON FOR THE SEASON

The Reason for the Season

All college student Adam Everett is trying to do is get to his sister’s house for holiday break. First his car breaks down, then his ride takes off to Vegas with his gas money, forcing Adam to come up with a Plan C. His last hope is a campus ride exchange, where he ends up with the reluctant Michael Brennan. When a “snowpocalypse” forces them to share a motel room, they soon find out there’s more than one reason for the chance happenings of the season.

Japanese translation available in the December 2013 Shinshoskan Publication Dear+ and now available at Amazon.jp

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THE SCENIC ROUTE

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It’s the first time Ed Baldwin has ever taken his boyfriend Joe Sutton home to meet his parents, and nervous, he keeps trying to pick a fight with Joe to relieve his stress while they drive. When Joe’s had enough they pull over in a very small town where the choice in motels only adds to Ed’s anxiety. A series of strange happenings puts them back on the road sooner than expected, and it’s at an all-night diner that they find out why the Easy Rest Motel didn’t live up to its name. That’s what Ed gets for letting Joe take the scenic route

Free Read – Learn how Ed and Joe first metin the short FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Free Read – See what happened after THE SCENIC ROUTE in the short SECOND GLANCES

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Currently Out-of-Print:

Many of my earlier works were published in the short story format. Amazingly, time has passed and several items are now out of print. Plans are in the works to revise and re-edit many of these stories, but, of course, the timetable is uncertain. If you have any questions about any of the following titles currently out of print, please email me at chrissymunder@yahoo.com.

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Season’s Greetings/ Brush with Desire / A Simple Life  / Business Before Pleasure / Giving Gifts /   Santa’s Little Helper / A Halloween Tail / Promise of the Heart / Undiscovered Territory / The Journey Back /  It Takes One to Know One / Just a Little Romance  /  Hearts and Flowers / A Gift of Ash and Frost /

 

 

 

 

 

 

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