The Pecman Posted December 29, 2013 Report Share Posted December 29, 2013 Wow, this is hands-down the best start to a new novel I've seen online all year... and this has been a long year. The author's premise is that a gay teenager is somewhat smitten with another kid in one of his classes, and manages to get the kid's email... and then concocts an entire fake online persona in order to get to know the other boy. He's not sure the other boy is gay, but the signs are there, yet he's too shy to push the situation too far. The premise is a little thin so far, but the quality of the writing is absolutely top-notch, really pro. Really good prose as well. It's an exception for me to ever stumble over anything this good on Nifty. Not only is it the best thing I've seen on Nifty this year, I think it might be the best thing I've seen there in several years. Check it out: http://www.nifty.org/nifty/gay/highschool/west/ The author's website has quite a few more chapters posted: http://wordsbykai.com/west The author is only three chapters in thus far, but I like the way it's going. We'll see how it goes. Quote Link to comment
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