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The Computer Tutor
     

The Computer Tutor

by Ryan Field
 

When I phoned my mom a week before Christmas Eve and told her I was looking forward to spending the holidays with the family, I honestly meant it this year. For the first time since I could remember, I was smiling at the thought of going back to Asshat, USA for a few days. Though I was still waiting for my real adult life to begin, I knew my young adult life in

Overview

When I phoned my mom a week before Christmas Eve and told her I was looking forward to spending the holidays with the family, I honestly meant it this year. For the first time since I could remember, I was smiling at the thought of going back to Asshat, USA for a few days. Though I was still waiting for my real adult life to begin, I knew my young adult life in Asshat was over for good.
After years of hard work, I'd finally graduated and landed my first authentic-paying position as a veterinarian in an emergency clinic the previous August, and I hadn't been back home since Easter. I'd grown up in a small town about four hours northwest of Philadelphia. In high school, a group of us had nicknamed the little town, Asshat, USA and it stuck with me all these years.
In Philadelphia, I'd shared a dingy college apartment near University City with various guys for almost seven years, including a full-time lover. I wasn't one of those students who went home every weekend. I only went when it was absolutely necessary.
Ever since I left home for college, going back to Asshat for the Christmas holidays always filled me with anxiety and made me feel trapped. It was as if that little town was a magnet, and it was sucking me back with a force too hard to resist. I experienced nightmares two days before I left Philadelphia. My heart raced at the thought of being locked in Asshat forever, working alongside my dad in his small veterinary practice, waiting to die a long, slow death.
Landing my new job at the twenty-four hour emergency clinic had helped dissipate my fears. Now, I had my own studio apartment in Philadelphia, a few bucks in my pocket for the first time in my life, and I was going back home as an adult, not a needy student.
This realization made a huge difference, knowing that you're completely self-sufficient and no one can tell you what to do anymore. Though you're not a complete adult yet, you're on your way. When you know you're going home for just a visit and nothing more, your childhood bedroom starts to take on an endearing, nostalgic appeal instead of a depressing, confined look that tightens your chest and makes you want to heave chunks.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940045313155
Publisher:
Ryan Field
Publication date:
09/27/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
138 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Ryan Field is a gay fiction writer who has worked in many areas of publishing for the past 20 years. He's the author of the bestselling "Virgin Billionaire" series and the short story, "Down the Basement," which was included in the Lambda Award winning anthology titled "Best Gay Erotica 2009." Though not always, he sometimes writes gay parodies of *straight* mainstream fiction/films in the same way straight fiction and Hollywood has been parodying gay men for years, without apology. He also writes hetero romances with pen names, and has edited several short story anthologies. He has a long list of publishing credits that include over 84 works of lgbt fiction, some with pen names in various sub-genres. His e-mail is listed above, and he welcomes all comments, or through e-mail.

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