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  2. Camy

    A Hole in My Ceiling by Colin Kelly

    I love that film! 😊
  3. Bruin Fisher

    When You're 70+

    That's very nearly me...
  4. colinian

    When You're 70+

    Colin
  5. Josh, Evolving ~ Chapters 9 and 10 of a Novel by Cole Parker. What happens when two lonely boys meet in a shopping mall food court? The Yellowjacket Nest ~ A Short Story by Colin Kelly. A budding writer has just two problems that she needs to solve. A story to write. And when to start. From our archive: Stories and poems that we think you'll enjoy reading again — or for the first time. A Love Never Meant to Be ~ a Poem by Shadow. Sometimes love is meant to be. Sometimes not. Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.
  6. Bruin Fisher

    Kewl Dad

    Am I right that some of his stuff posted elsewhere deals with sexual attraction between adults and underage children? Like 12 year olds? I think I did see something by him, either on Gay Authors or Nifty, which dealt with a father being sexually attracted to his young son, and decided not to read it. Not that I consider that should necessarily preclude his work being posted here, we all have our own views on such matters, but if I came across a story here that seemed to transgress my own feelings of propriety, I probably wouldn't read it. Edit: https://www.nifty.org/nifty/gay/adult-youth/my-sons-best-friends/
  7. Bruin Fisher

    Femme

    This touched me:
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  9. JamesSavik

    Operation Hammerhead returns

    Chapter 19 The Corregidor
  10. FreeThinker

    Kewl Dad

    I quite enjoy Kewl Dad's stories and I believe he may be from my home town, as at least one of his stories is set here. I would like to see his stories here.
  11. bilal

    When You're 70+

    (some of the jokes that old, also) I was standing at the bar at the VFW one night minding my own business. This FAT ugly chick came up behind me, grabbed my behind and said, "You're kinda cute. You gotta phone number?" I said, "Yeah, you gotta pen?" She said, "Yeah, I got a pen". I said, "You better get back in it before the farmer misses you." Cost me 6 stitches...but, When you’re seventy...............who cares? ********** I went to the drug store and told the clerk "Give me 3 packets of condoms, please." Lady Clerk: "Do you need a paper bag with that, sir?” I said "Nah... She's purty good lookin'....." When you’re seventy..............who cares? *********** I was talking to a young woman in the VFW last night. She said, "If you lost a few pounds, had a shave and got your hair cut, you'd look all right.” I said, “If I did that, I'd be talking to your friends over there instead of you.” Cost me a fat lip, but... When you’re seventy..............who cares? ********** I was telling a woman in the Club about my ability to guess what day a woman was born just by feeling her breasts. "Really" she said, "Go on then... Try." After about thirty seconds of fondling she began to lose patience and said, "Come on, what day was I born?" I said, "Yesterday." Cost me a kick in the nuts, but... When you’re seventy...............who cares? ********* I got caught taking a pee in the swimming pool today. The lifeguard shouted at me so loud, I nearly fell in. When you’re seventy...............who cares? ********** I went to our VFW last night and saw a BIG woman dancing on a table. I said, "Good legs." The girl giggled and said, "Do you really think so?" I said, "Definitely! Most tables would have collapsed by now." Cost me 6 more stitches, but... When you’re seventy...............who cares? "Count your life by smiles, not tears, count your age by friends, not years, and remember We do not quit playing because we grow old.... We grow old because we quit playing"
  12. dude

    Kewl Dad

    Kewl Dad's excellent story has been received and hopefully will be posted at AwesomeDude in the near future. Mike
  13. Bruin Fisher

    Adorable Gay Proposals

    I'm a complete sucker for a sweet proposal video clip, and these are delightful. Thanks, Dude!
  14. Bruin Fisher

    Changing Face of Commercials - 2017

    Heartwarming. Love these. Thanks for posting, Dude.
  15. Cole Parker

    Kilted Yoga

    These pretty much answer the question of what Scots wear underneath those kilts! C
  16. Bruin Fisher

    Kilted Yoga

    A couple of enchanting video clips from the BBC. Enjoy!
  17. Cole Parker

    Kewl Dad

    Alan: Great to see you here! Sorry, I can be no help at all about what you're asking, but I've been thinking of writing you and asking you to participate here more, and, voila, here you are! Great to hear from you! C
  18. Joe

    Up Ship

    Justin and Colin, having been torn from high school to become a king and a champion have many decisions to make as they lead Earth Prime out of its somnolent past. For example, while skinny dipping in the palace pool, they decided to build a zeppelin thereby launching aviation in their new world. King's and general's make many decisions for their country, but these decisions are implemented by others. In order to do a better job of implementation, Corporal Winn is teaching himself not to drop his "h's". See the 'Hammer of Thor' wielded in the defense of innocence. And if there can be zeppelins again, why not space ships, too. But Justin and his lover, Colin, have been born to hereditary positions. They are happy in each other's arms, but there is the government in the background, worried about succession. So the heir pressure increases. Even at official functions such as the first flight of a zeppelin, where bagpipes skirl and the hoi polloi strut their stuff, a boy can admire the perfect curves of his boyfriend's bum. This too, is part of empire. So come along as the adventures begun in 'An Owl on My Sceptre' and the 'Royal Mail Delivers' continue.
  19. alandwight

    Kewl Dad

    I have been in touch with a writer who calls himself Kewl Dad and who submitted a story some time ago. More recently he has emailed to find out what has become of the story. Can anyone help me help him? Alan Dwight
  20. ChrisR

    A Hole in My Ceiling by Colin Kelly

    "How about a nice game of chess?"
  21. colinian

    A Hole in My Ceiling by Colin Kelly

    Chris, Based on what you played with, the story line for 'A Hole in My Ceiling' might have read: … Rafe was standing between my bed and the window that looked out on our backyard. He stretched his arms up toward the ceiling, closed his eyes, yawned with his mouth really wide open, the button was in his right hand, and he squeezed both hands like he was making fists, and The End Of course, it would have needed a different title, too. Colin
  22. ChrisR

    A Hole in My Ceiling by Colin Kelly

    With apologies to The Bard, methinks the reader doth protest too much. It's a nice, well-written story about two young teens who must respond to an accident and who do so with aplomb. Even mom's faked out! The kids could just as easily have been messing around with a compound bow and launched an arrow through the ceiling and roof. (And yes, they can.) But they chose a familiar object - a gun - which we all recognize and, more or less, understand. I guess they could have made it a .44 and had a sub-story about the EMS dispatched two blocks away for a plunging gunshot wound to a six-year-old, or the mysterious downing of an airplane on final approach to a nearby airport that struck two school buses on the highway or... or... or. But the author chose to relax and make it a simple story. And a good one. Focusing on a couple of clever kids and leaving the earnest advocacies elsewhere. For the record, btw, I do not own a gun of any sorts, do not belong to the NRA, etc. Although I played with thermonuclear weapons in the Air Force, but those punch much bigger holes in ceilings and wouldn't do much for the story line.
  23. dude

    A Hole in My Ceiling by Colin Kelly

    I have been following this thread with interest and - admittedly with some concern - since it was started. I think the message that guns are dangerous became pretty clear to the boys in this story, its readers and to young people in general. I don't believe - however - that a young author, who devotes a goodly percentage of his busy waking hours to providing an upbeat website and reading material for gay and questioning young people, should try to take on every aspect of every social issue in every story. Colin presents a story in a frame of reference in which kids perceive life. His own youth and personal experience provide a lot of insight into what is important to young people and that is what makes his stories credible with young readers. Colin is an excellent writer. I don't think he should be goaded into writing a 'sequel' to stress a message that parents, educators, and media should have made quite clear. The good sense of today's young people should not be underestimated, and what young person - gay or straight - wants to be preached to in the reading material he seeks as entertainment? In short, I totally agree with Cole's summation above. Mike
  24. Cole Parker

    A Hole in My Ceiling by Colin Kelly

    I knew that you weren't criticizing the story per se, Steve. But you were suggesting it be written differently, and that didn't seem entirely fair to me. Colin was writing a story the way he wanted it written. It wasn't meant to be a moral lesson to kids. That wasn't his objective. Is such a moral lesson a good thing? Sure it is. But not every story, on CW or anywhere else, is going to provide the sort of advice you were asking for in this story. Just like every story with teenage sex isn't going to go into a lecture on condom use. That's a horribly important message for teens. Quite possibly a lifesaving one. But if it doesn't fit in the story the writer is creating, then it is best for the story that it not be there. If the writer wants to explore that avenue, he can do so in a story that's structured to include that message. What goes into a story and what does not are among the dozens of decisions we make with everything we write. I think it's important that writers be able to tell a story the way they want it to be presented. Telling them that in someone else's opinion they should be written differently just, well, I've already explained my point. C
  25. Altimexis

    A Hole in My Ceiling by Colin Kelly

    I do hope you'll write that sequel, Colin. Although I have never shot a gun in my life and am no fan of the second amendment, I am well aware of the fact that kids who are raised with guns are much more likely to show them proper respect. I'll never forget an episode of the 1960's era TV program, Candid Camera, in which young kids were filmed as they discovered an unloaded handgun. Without fail, all of the kids picked up the gun and played around with it as if it were a toy. The only exception was a kid who'd been taught how to use a gun for target practice. That kid, who looked to be about 8 or 9, actually told the kid who was with him to leave the gun alone, as it might be loaded and someone could get hurt. I would hope that in this age of ubiquitous guns in the U.S., along with teaching active shooter drills in all our schools, that we also teach kids to respect guns and to never handle them except under the supervision of an adult. Obviously, if these young teens received that kind of training, though, they didn't learn from it. Of course teenagers in general think they're immortal. I applaud you for writing the story in such a way that you captured young teens and their behavior perfectly. I think the sequel would be invaluable in reminding teens that acting responsibly takes priority over covering up their mistakes, particularly when a parent fails in their responsibilities as happened in this case. Oh, and Cole, I hope you realize that I wasn't being critical of Colon's story, which was very well written, but was expressing my concern that the young readership of CW might get the wrong idea from it. Not than I expect a 12-year-old to get the idea that they could get a boyfriend by showing them a loaded gun, but kids learn a lot from what they read. One of the most important lessons anyone can learn is that sometimes the consequences of not being caught are much worse than from accepting responsibility in the first place. This would have been a perfect story to illustrate the point in a way that kids would understand it, which is why I hope Colin will write a sequel.
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  27. colinian

    Site lag on forum.

    This, unfortunately, appears to be a common problem with IPS forum software. What I've found is if you get this message after you've posted on the forum, your post probably is there. So, copy your post (just in case, though it should still be showing as if it hadn't been posted), then click on Home at the top of the forum. Take a look where you'd wanted to post. Your post should be there. If it didn't post, you can paste what you copied (though, it will probably still be there so in that case you won't have to paste what you'd copied) and resubmit it. I've found that it only happens with the first post I make coming into the forum. And, I've found that it always has been posted. Colin
  28. colinian

    A Hole in My Ceiling by Colin Kelly

    Altimexis, It's interesting that you suggested that I write a sequel to A Hole in My Ceiling. I've actually thought about doing just that. I even have some of it plotted. There are some hooks in the story to connect to a sequel: When Rafe offers the gun to Toby so he can hold it, Toby defers. He tells us "Actually, I didn’t like guns. I wasn’t interested in holding it." Rafe tells Toby that the gun is a "target pistol" a.k.a. a competition handgun, which is described on Google as: "Competition handguns are made to get on target and shoot fast and accurately with an emphasis on recoil reduction for quick follow up shots." (So it's a pistol that can be used for any purpose — it's a handgun.) The was actually a bullet in the gun. (Rafe's father should have made sure that the gun was unloaded 1) When he bought the gun from a dealer at a gun show, and 2) Before he gave it to his son — which shouldn't have happened until they went to the target range.) Rafe's father didn't give Rafe any instructions about storing and carrying and using the gun — Rafe doesn't say that he did or didn't. (Thus he becomes culpable for the damage caused to the roof in Toby's family home.) Later, Toby is thinking: "I thought about what we’d done and if it was good enough to keep the rain out. Since the bullet went all the way through the roof — the outside of the roof, too — and we didn’t do anything to fix the outside, it probably wasn’t going to solve that part of the problem." (This shows that Toby realizes the problem might be bigger than their solution.) Of course, being a young teen, Toby also thinks: "But as long as the rain wasn’t coming into my room, that was the most important part." (Of course, that isn't the most important part.) So, maybe I'll write a sequel to this story. In my copious free time. 😏 Colin
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