A collection of three previously published short stories about two guys making it work the second time around.
Army Captain Thatcher Drake is back from deployment, and he can’t help but seek out Chris Jenkins, the one man he knows he shouldn’t. They’d tried to make it work before Drake left and couldn’t. Not willing to give up so easily this time, Drake proposes a game of one-upmanship, but will it be more than he bargained for?
Originally published in 2008. About 5,500 words.
Heartbroken and angry after a bad breakup, Jonathan Burns moves back into his childhood home to lick his wounds and regroup. But nothing prepared him for the reality of an adult Eli Jones, the boy next door he used to love, or for Eli’s determination to drive Jonathan insane. Jonathan’s determined not to risk his heart again, but he can’t stop wanting Eli, and it’s only a matter of time before he reaches his breaking point.
Originally published in 2008. About 9,500 words.
First, A Dance
Three years ago, Tyler turned his back on Rory, the man he’d sworn to love forever, in order to take a promotion overseas. Realizing it was the worst mistake he ever made, Tyler returns home to convince Rory to give him another chance. But Tyler waited too long, and Rory is about to marry another man. Will Tyler be able to convince Rory to give them both another chance at forever before it’s too late?
I currently spend my days dreaming up lots of interesting situations for two men to meet and fall in love. While I haven’t yet managed to attain the fame and fortune I’m sure will come my way through these tales, I have managed to convince the employees of my local Starbucks not to give away my usual table, and any story I publish can be dedicated–in part–to the iced white mocha. Make sure to drop by my website at www.dakotaflint.com for more frequent updates on the writing life, good books I’ve read, and other seemingly random commentary.