Finn: A Bully Novella
Genre: M/M, coming of age.
Release Date: March, 10 2017
It all started with a doll…
All I wanted was to be a kid,
to have fun with my friends and make mistakes.
But little did I know that my father had other plans.
A daily life lesson constantly spat in my face.
Every day, for years, I’ve been told that I’m wrong.
That I’m a mistake.
That I’m a sinner.
That no matter what, I’m an abomination.
A reminder that’s been drilled into my head;
beaten into my body and soul;
like a punch to the gut;
shoved in my face,
that what I am is a betrayal to my family.
Simply for being me. Simply for being gay.
Now, all I want is to be free from this nightmare that I’m trapped in.
To find the one that got away.
The one with the hazel eyes…
All I want is to find him
so he can save me from myself.
~ Excerpt ~
I feel someone walk up to me, quiet and careful. I look to my right and my heart speeds up. Standing next to me is Grayson. I feel my palms get sweaty as I start to feel the familiar pull to the kid in front of me. I want to hug him, kiss him, protect him, love him.
I laugh to myself. I’ve never wanted these things as badly as I wanted them with Grayson, especially not love. And definitely not with a virtual stranger. I don’t think I even know how to love but seeing this painting, seeing these different sides of Grayson come out, no matter how big or small they’re becoming known to me, are things I’ve come to cherish. Love is the only thing I can explain for these foreign feelings that I’m not allowed to feel or share. But I want to share them so badly with him.
If he knew how I felt about him, if my dad did, then I have a feeling I’d be screwed, permanently.
I look down to meet the eyes that inspire my dreams and save me from my nightmares; into the face that has been my salvation throughout my own hell almost every night of my life. If only he knew how much he saved me on a nightly basis.
“It’s beautiful.” I whisper the words to him, keeping our first exchange of words private and between us. I walk away before he can say anything, if he heard me at all, and go to find Mr. Parker.
Whatever happens from here on out, I can say that at least I’ve known love for another, even if for a few minutes.
:: Other Novels in the Series ::
Title: Grayson: A Bully Novel
Author: Morgan Campbell
Genre: LGBTQ Romance (M/M)
Release Date: December 6, 2016
~About Morgan Campbell~
Morgan lives in the south of Texas, going back and forth from Austin and Houston, with her husband. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found with her nose stuck in a book, cooking, baking, crocheting, and causing a general ruckus with her friends and family! Filled with an overactive imagination at a young age, she began writing her thoughts down in a journal, and the rest, as they say, is history.
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