Out On The Net
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by Rick R. Reed
Category: Erotica/Exhibitionist-Voyeur Erotica/Gay Fiction
Description: Ray Tolliver has bad timing. Cold feet? It doesn't get much worse than accepting you're gay twenty minutes before your wedding to a woman, yet that's just what happens.
Join Ray as he recounts in his blog the hilarious and touching events that lead him on a journey toward true love. Although he originally starts looking for love in all the wrong places, will he eventually find another man who wants more than just quick sex? A man who appreciates romance, hearts, and flowers? Or will he find that self-acceptance and bliss do not always go hand-in-hand?
And what of Alice, Ray's lovely, jilted fianc´┐Że? Will she find it in her heart to forgive the man who left her at the altar?
These questions and more are answered in this unique love story, told in the form of blog entries. You'll laugh, you'll cry, but you'll come away with a renewed appreciation for the power and difficulties of loving not only others, but yourself...
Genres: Gay / Contemporary / Romantic Comedy / Exhibitionism / Public Places
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2010
eBookwise Release Date: August 2011
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [90 KB]
Reading time: 52-73 min.
I get the same question all the time--when did you know when you were gay? Aside from the obvious sarcastic response to such a query--"When did you know you were straight?" And aside from the obvious further probing of the asker--"Well, what do you mean? When did I know? Or when did I accept it?"
I knew, accepted, whatever...that I was gay when I was standing in the little room just off the altar at St. Alfonso Catholic Church in Summitville, PA at approximately 12:30 P.M. on a hot and humid July afternoon. I was wearing a white tuxedo jacket, white shirt, black tie and cummerbund, and black tuxedo slacks. My black patent leather shoes were buffed to a high gloss. My dark brown hair had just been cut and not a single strand was out of place. I could hear the soft talking and laughter of those who had assembled in the church as they waited for the proceedings to begin. A string quartet played Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" so gorgeously it brought tears to my eyes.
I was thirty years old and about to be married for the first time.
To a woman.
The ceremony was due to begin in twenty minutes.
That's the moment I realized, accepted, knew for sure, that I was gay. I'd like to say it came to me in a flashing moment of clarity, like some blinding white light. Or that I fainted straight away, hitting the marble floor with a thud. Or that a chorus of angels came down from on high to reveal to me this alarming news in celestial tones.
But all I did was say softly to myself, "Oh shit. I can't do this. I'm gay."