Making room for the new by removing the old

Making room for the new by removing the old

M. C. Questgend February 25, 2020

As many of you know, I decided to take a break in 2020 to focus on my bill paying career and I am happy to say things are going really well. So well in fact that my time away from writing might not be as long as I once thought. Make no mistake… I never really stopped writing, but I hadn’t planned to publish until late summer 2020 at the earliest. Well that has changed slightly. I was able to settle into my new job and the team I manage is so great that I got some time back and started work on some new stories.

You may have heard me mention on twitter is My Perfect Partner: David and Tina which is currently in peer review. It’s a wonderful story that I started last year and most of it was written while I was in the air flying from one office to another. Scheduled for release in the spring, this new story is more than just a sex story – it shares a conflict many of us in “the community” struggle with… life, love and companionship without secrets. Along with MPP Part 2, I have started work on some new short stories one of which I am looking to make into a graphic novel or at least a cheap comic book story. Now, with new stories on the horizon, I need to make room on the shelf for them and will be retiring some older stories soon.

These titles will be retired soon, so don’t miss out on them.

The Nightmare Vacation is fictional tale about Chris Granger, a young man fresh out of college who decides to travel through Europe to see the world before he settles into his adult life and career. During his trip, a terrible mistake leaves him facing a frightening future, which he must now accept. His journey puts him in the unenviable position of facing his parents and explaining the embarrassment to those closest to him and starting a new life with almost no direction. That is until he meets Nicki, who has a unique perspective on his recent demise. With the help of Nicki and his sister, Chris learns how to be human again, only in a different skin.

The Messy Truth is a fictional story about a man who must come to grips with his past. The main character, Rob Castor, deals with the loss of his girlfriend after she catches him in the act. He is left with only one decision – to move away in hopes of finding comfort and privacy in a small town. There he puts the pieces of his life back together and meets Michelle, a woman who is more than she appears. Together they help each other find the peace they both need.

ShapeShifter is about a young college professor, Billy Morgan, who accidentally is exposed to a drug that has a dangerous side effect. As a result of his sudden transformation, he is left to investigate how it happened and why. On his journey, he meets Roni who helps him not only find out the truth, but adjust to “his and her” new surroundings and encounters.

The follow-up to ShapeShifter… A New Journey details how Billie and Roni have moved on. Roni has decided to take a different path without Billie; leaving Billie in search of a new path of her own that includes her special talents. When her initial decision turns out to be a little difficult to swallow she makes an adjustment that exposes her to more than she imagined. Becoming a private investigator and moving to Colorado gives her the chance to start over and still be close to her first love… education. Opening a book store across from the university took care of the daily bill pay, but her investigative work is where she found the most bang… literally.

VR-Nica is a nice Sci-Fi story with a hint of erotica conflict between Chris Holden and his transgender friend Mara. Chris Holden, a frustrated computer programmer takes a risk of a lifetime to see his idea come to fruition. Leaving his job he pours all of his time and money into his project. When the project develops a mind of it’s own it puts him in a difficult position to either give up and shutdown his dream or accept the gifts he is being presented and accept the consequences that may follow. Accompanying him on his journey is his long time friend Mara. A transgendered woman who is more than a little interested in Chris. Chris has been her protector over the years as she has been his social guide. The two develop a relationship that is unexpected and becomes dangerous when “someone” finds out and takes matters into her own “hands”.

The Neighbor Down the Hall tells the story about Kyle. A second chance at a big promotion sends Kyle to London to oversee the companies expansion. While there he meets Nikki who is much more than she appears. The two develop a friendship that turns into even more as Nikki teaches Kyle how the “other half” really lives. As their relationship grows she teaches him how to trust which is quickly put to the test after an embarrassing incident occurs forcing Kyle to make some tough choices. Does he return home? What happens to Nikki? Find out in this 19K word story that will have you looking at your life through “their” mirror.

The Assistant is a romance story about love found in the workplace, just not in the most conventional way. Successful young businessman, Cory Jones has been hounded by his staff to hire an assistant. Reluctantly he begins the search only to find Alex who absolutely stunned Cory with her unique set of skills. The two form a trust and mutual respect for one another that has now impacted the company. You see, Alex has a secret that was recently uncovered during a routine background check. Fearing the worst, Alex offers to quit rather than jeopardize the company, but Cory has other ideas as his feelings for her have grown and he can’t just let her go.

Understanding Steve is a sad tale of true love and coping with the confusion of gender identity. The death of someone close throws Chris’ life into a tailspin of confusion and depression. Feeling alone he finds comfort in mutual friends, Henry and Laney, who try to help only to lead Chris on a new journey that he is not really prepared for. Chris and his friends build enough trust in each other and together they help him cope with his loss and more importantly get him past the confusion, by teaching him how his late friend lived his life. This is not a typical erotic story, nor is it a romance novel. This is a serious story that deals with the search for hope and the consequences if hope is lost. There are passages that are more explicit than others that center around transgendered and homosexual preferences.

Transsexual Education is the story of Michael and Abigail. High school friends who developed a bond that would last a lifetime and would include sexual adventures that were far from boring. Their exploration would include the common role play and progress to restraints and pain, but it was their introduction to transgenderism that would take their open relationship to a place that was both bizarre and dangerous and strangely enough would bring them closer than they ever dreamed, but a terrible event could cost them more than just a loving relationship.

A Victim’s Revenge tells the story of a confused kid who is trying to find something… identity, purpose, acceptance in a world filled with fear, hate, and exploitation. In that search, the main character finds something. Something that brings him happiness, but soon realizes that happiness comes at a cost. Being different made for an easy target, only the target was not a red bullseye, but rather a pink dress and a pair of matching tights. Not at all easy to conceal for a young man. As time went on, he found it was easier to accept the bullying rather than fight it by turning his attackers in. As Mark becomes Stacie, she finds a calmness that is liberating, but this doesn’t help pay the bills and doesn’t remove the memory of the past. After coming to her new home to find the power off, she is now in need of money… fast.

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