DEARLY BELOVED

dearlybelovedfor headercoverOnce upon a time, before Obergefell v. Hodges, Donnie’s mother wants him to marry and give her grandchildren. “The patter of little feet will be like beating to my heart.” But Donnie is gay. The coming-out talk doesn’t help; his mother is persistent. Will Donnie’s fairy tale wedding come true? Can he get his scrump buddy to say “I do”?

Life changes following the death of a child. Kumbaya Night featuring a drag queen gospel trio at Dearly Beloved furthers the transformation.

DEARLY BELOVED is available in Kindle Edition and paperback.

 

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His family looked like a Norman Rockwell painting crumbling.

From A FINE YOUNG MAN

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DUO: Two Novels

A KINDLE COUNTDOWN DEAL until June 3, 2017

Two coming out novels together:

DEARLY BELOVED

Donnie Lawrence, owner of Eternal Tranquil Chapel, is an over-the-top cliché. His mother moved into his lower Alabama waterfront home and keeps asking, “When are you getting married?” adding “I want grandchildren before I die” and “The patter of little feet will be like beating to my heart.”

Coming out doesn’t help. Neither does blurting out a name before the groom-to-be knows. Confessing to his receptionist/secretary does ease Donnie’s conscious, but she winds up being his mother’s Plan B. No wonder Donnie is having a mid-life crisis enabled by the ghost of his dead father.

Life changes following the death of a child. Kumbaya Night featuring a drag queen gospel trio at Dearly Beloved furthers the transformation.

 SECOND BLESSING

Mildred doesn’t think she’s holier-than-thou; she knows it. Her Second Blessing confirms it. But after choking on Communion, she begins to doubt. Will her faith crumble because of a family secret?

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CYCLES

Brevity

Clouds drift in

Throughout our days

Thick and thin,

Making a maze.

Winter becomes Spring,

Summer becomes Fall

Life’s a ring

Surrounding us all.

After we’re gone

All battles won

We live on

Through deeds done.

From The Complete Poems of BREVITY

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Hope

Maybe we’ll see

A better tomorrow;

Setting us free

Ending all sorrow.

 

No sacrificial lamb

To prove love;

No eternal damn

Striking from above.

 

No spilt blood

Fighting a foe.

Joy will flood,

Peace will flow.

 

Dreams become real

Accepting each other.

Times will heal

Loving one another.

from The Complete Poems of BREVITY

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Behind IN MEMORY OF

kindleinmemoryofcoverSociety has buried those branded outcast in unmarked graves, at cross-roads, and outside the cemetery fence. Crossbones Graveyard is a famous, or infamous, example.

IN MEMORY OF is my version of this cruel custom. It’s the story of an unmarked grave outside the cemetery fence closer to Mobile than Montgomery, wedged between woods and water, in a place nobody goes. According to folklore, Thomas John Sutton, 14, is buried under.

Thomas loves Esther, but she isn’t accepted in Canaan because of her bastard birth. After discovering the secret of his birth, Thomas fears he’ll be treated the same. It’s another example of two teenagers struggling against an unforgiving society.

In Memory Of  is an Amazon Kindle Countdown Deal until May 18, 2017.

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