colinian

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  • Birthday 11/21/1989

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    Writing, cross country skiing, hiking, swimming, computers, listening to music, reading, being a salary man, my spouse Doug.

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  1. Doing Something ~ Chapter 7 of a Novel by Cole Parker. A sixteen year old boy faces major life changes, ones he hates, and there isn’t anything he can do about them but make the best of it. "If You Can Play, You Can Play" ~ A Short Story by Grant Bentley. A Christmas story that has nothing to do with Christmas? Well okay, it does mention Christmas and Blake's big hockey tournament will happen during Christmas break. Featured stories are from our archive and we think you'll enjoy reading them again — or for the first time. We hope you'll enjoy our Featured stories selected for the Holiday Season. A Christmas Wish ~ A Short Story by Codey. Yes, Billy, there is a Santa Claus. He just uses another name in the off season. Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.
  2. Australia votes YES for same sex marriage

    YES! Congrats! Colin
  3. How the Internet changed the way we write

    In the Guardian article there's a link to the BuzzFeed Style Guide. It's definitely worth a look; there's a lot of useful information, including extensive abbreviation and word lists. Thanks, FreeThinker, for posting this link. Colin
  4. Sex in novels

    I write primarily for Codey's World, and Codey's World is aimed more at the tween and teen gay audiences, and Codey's World has stories with sexual content but it's more often hinted at than actualized mise-en-scene, so it is not explicit or graphic. As a result, the object of my stories is definitely not the sex. It's more what leads to situations where there is, or will be, or might be sex going on, but it's left to the reader's imagination to supply those details. I also write stories that have no sexual and/or no gay themes, and those are also on Codey's World. Colin
  5. Ho Ho Ho by Cole Parker

    The Salvation Army and the LGBT Community Ho Ho Ho by Cole Parker tells about a time, not so long ago, when the Salvation Army was not a friend of the LGBT community. That has changed, and their website at http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/nodiscrimination/ states their current policies about supporting the LGBT individuals who go to the Salvation Army for support, as well as having supportive policies for hiring employees and accepting volunteers who are members of the LGBT community. This is a very different situation than they followed as recently as four years ago. I certainly hope these changes are permanent and, like the Boy Scouts, the Salvation Army has discovered that LGBT people are not to be demeaned and castigated as sinners. Doug and I went Christmas shopping in downtown Walnut Creek last weekend. There was a red kettle for donations near one of the entrances to Macy's. I grabbed Doug's hand and we walked up, and with my other hand I dropped two dollars into the slot. The Salvation Army person manning the kettle looked at us, smiled, and said, "Bless you, and have a very Merry Christmas." Colin
  6. Doing Something ~ Chapter 6 of a Novel by Cole Parker. A sixteen year old boy faces major life changes, ones he hates, and there isn’t anything he can do about them but make the best of it. Featured stories are from our archive and we think you'll enjoy reading them again — or for the first time. We hope you'll enjoy our Featured stories selected for the Holiday Season. Because That's How Friendship Works ~ A Short Story by Grant Bentley. Gabriel suddenly found himself living on the street facing a Christmas that almost wasn't. Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.
  7. Rivers of the dead

    That is a very funny cartoon. I love Death's expression in the third panel. Colin
  8. Australia votes YES for same sex marriage

    Excellent. Fantastic. Some U.S. politicians should be required to read the entire statement. And yes, I'm thinking of Alabama. Colin
  9. Doing Something ~ Chapter 5 of a Novel by Cole Parker. A sixteen year old boy faces major life changes, ones he hates, and there isn’t anything he can do about them but make the best of it. Speechless ~ A Short Story by William King. A library brings together two boys, reveals some secrets, and leaves them speechless. Featured stories are from our archive and we think you'll enjoy reading them again — or for the first time. Lou's Harborside ~ A Short Story by Anonymous. A strange rumor about a friend prompts Andy to search for the truth. Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.
  10. Another Day

    I appreciate that you have left a hook at the end of Another Day allowing for a future sequel. Please! Colin
  11. Rivers of the dead

    As soon as Cynus let us know that the series was available on Amazon.com in a Kindle version, I ordered my copy. I'm glad I have it — it's a story that deserves going back and rereading. Colin
  12. Australia votes YES for same sex marriage

    When Doug and I decided to file as California Registered Domestic Partners we had to wait until I turned 18; Doug was already 18. His birthday is September 23rd, mine is November 21st — yes, that's today — wow, I just realized that was exactly 10 years ago today! We had our form filled out and a check for $33.00 (my check #14102) sealed in a stamped envelope and that morning of Wednesday, November 21, 2007 (the day before Thanksgiving) we went to the post office and sent the envelope by registered mail with a return receipt request. We got our Certificate of Registered Domestic Partnership back from Debra Bowen, Secretary of State of the State of California, dated Tuesday, November 27, 2007. After the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, we got married on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, certified by the Deputy Commissioner of Civil Marriages of Contra Costa County, California. It probably seems like it's taking a long time to be approved in Australia, but it looks like it's about to happen. Congratulations to our Aussie friends! Colin
  13. The Frost Covered Marker

    I usually don't like war stories, but The Frost Covered Marker is a wonderful tale of two young teens and heroism and adventure and love of both country and each other, set in a war zone and, other than one exception, a happy ending. Colin
  14. Doing Something ~ Chapter 4 of a Novel by Cole Parker. A sixteen year old boy faces major life changes, ones he hates, and there isn’t anything he can do about them but make the best of it. The Worst Day ~ A Short Story by Alien Son. It started out as Thomas’s worst day ever. Then a stranger brought startling news. Another Day ~ A Short Story by Alien Son. It’s two years on, and there are changes in the air for Thomas and Andrew who were introduced in The Worst Day. Featured stories are from our archive and we think you'll enjoy reading them again — or for the first time. Dig Deep Fight Hard ~ A Poem by Ellie Kan. This poem was written right after I had talked to a friend and convinced myself to ask a guy out. I hope it shows the hardships of asking someone out, and putting yourself out there. Featured story for Thanksgiving A Totally Smashing Thanksgiving ~ A Novel by Colin Kelly. David and Carson meet in a most unusual way that results in Carson breaking his arm. Then these two guys discover something else very interesting about each other. But that's only the beginning... Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.
  15. Doing Something ~ Chapter 4 of a Novel by Cole Parker. A sixteen year old boy faces major life changes, ones he hates, and there isn’t anything he can do about them but make the best of it. The Worst Day ~ A Short Story by Alien Son. It started out as Thomas’s worst day ever. Then a stranger brought startling news. Another Day ~ A Short Story by Alien Son. It’s two years on, and there are changes in the air for Thomas and Andrew who were introduced in The Worst Day. Featured stories are from our archive and we think you'll enjoy reading them again — or for the first time. Dig Deep Fight Hard ~ A Poem by Ellie Kan. This poem was written right after I had talked to a friend and convinced myself to ask a guy out. I hope it shows the hardships of asking someone out, and putting yourself out there. Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.