On the Divide Part 2 by Freddy MacKay ~ Freddy MacKay: Outside the Margins

Join us as Freddy MacKay goes Outside the Margins.

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Hello, everyone, and welcome to the Prism Book Alliance Blog today. I am Freddy MacKay and one of the contributors to Outside the Margins. For my part, I decided to go with 500 – 1000 word flash fiction pieces, so please forgive, as these aren’t professionally edited (I did try to catch my mistakes though). *Stick around after the end for some info on my new Christmas release, Snow on Spirit Bridge.

You can find Part One of On the Divide HERE: http://www.prismbookalliance.com/2014/11/on-the-divide-part-1-freddy-mackay-outside-the-margins/

 

On the DividePart 2 by Freddy MacKay

Music thrummed all around Cooper. Energy flowed with the beat of the lights. Bodies swayed and twirled. People’s shouts barely registered but he saw mouths moving. How did anyone ever converse in such an environment?

Of course, Cooper was still trying to figure out how he ended up here in the first place. And why he was dancing. That seemed important to figure out so it didn’t happen again.

Cooper nearly toppled over when a mass of limbs, and probably people too, trampled past. How had he end up on the dance floor?

What Cooper really needed–and not the boozy, sweaty smell of other people–was his bed.

Cooper yawned and rubbed his eyes. He looked around for Evelyn and Ross. The two of them ditched him the moment they walked into Stubby’s. If he ever wanted to leave, he needed to find those two miscreants again. He had no luck in spotting them though. One would think it’d be easier to spot a curly red head woman fawning all over gay guys and an amused looking het teasing the gay boys.

Bodies moved together. And much like helpless piece of sand caught in an undercurrent, Cooper went with it.

Someone’s hands grabbed his ass. Another pair groped his chest.

Cooper jumped when a hand went his pocket and made a grab for his dick. “Jesus!”

Nope. Definitely nope.

He shook “Handsy” off and made a push for the bar; it’s neon sign a beacon in the dark. He curved and twisted and slid his way through the bodies like a snake through water. He hoped.

Cooper was about five feet from the bar when he got caught in another tidal wave of people.

“Holy shit! Whoa! Watch the hands!” Cooper yelped, jumping away from a particularly aggressive pint sized guy.

The twink–in a flashy tank top and skinny jeans no less–smiled at him. “I’m pretty sure my hands were doing exactly–”

“No,” Cooper said, cutting the guy off. “No they weren’t.”

He turned around and pushed through the bodies. Cooper made a desperate grab at the counter. Nearly cheering when he managed to hang on and pull himself upright. He leaned against it, signing in relief. A bartender wearing more make-up than Evelyn winked at Cooper.

“Congratulations,” the man said.

“For what?”

“For making it to the counter.” The man smiled. “You looked like you might get trampled so we had a bet going.” He nodded his head toward another bartender. “I put five bucks down on you surviving the masses.”

“Thanks for your vote of confidence,” Cooper answered dryly. He looked for a name. A bright red star on the guy’s suspenders said “Harlan”.

Harlan shrugged. “You don’t look like a club kinda type but your size helps you.”

Cooper grunted. Sometimes. Not fucking tonight.

“Unlike the red head over there.” Harlan gestured to the right of Cooper. “She’s a natural born clubber. Those poor guys she’s got hooked have nothin’ on her. Too bad for them and her it’s a gay bar.”

Oh, please no. The world wouldn’t be so cruel. But honestly, how many red headed females were in Stubby’s tonight?

“She’s violating those poor guys.”

“Oh no.”

“Oh yes,” Harlan answered. “The idiot who brought her here better rein her in soon.”

Cooper groaned then put his head on the counter. He thumped it a few times.

“You brought her?”

“No!” Cooper turned his head, eyeing Harlan. “She dragged me. All I wanted to do was go home and crawl in bed.”

Harlan’s attention went back to where said Evelyn was dancing. “Shit.”

Cooper really didn’t want to look. He shouldn’t look. Maybe he could find a cab and go home. But then Ross and Evelyn would tell everyone at worked he ditched them. No. He can say he lost them in the crowd and had to hoof it home. Yeah. He could turn this around. Pretend he didn’t know her before things exploded.

A round of shouts went up drowning out the music. Harlan shook his head before he turned his gaze on Cooper.

“You poor fuckin’ bastard. You’ll be lucky to get out of here unscathed. That is one pissed off group of twinks.”

End Part 2

About

Snow-on-Spirit-Bridge4x6 Title: Snow on Spirit Bridge
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books
Genre: Fantasy, M/M Romance, Romance, Urban Fantasy, Winter Holiday

Alone in Japan, Finni is struggling against the constant distrust, avoidance, and xenophobia he experiences every day. He misses home. He misses his family. Nightmares come all too frequently because of the stress, and well, Christmas is just not Christmas in Japan. Not how he understands it.

Distressed by how miserable Finni is, his roommate, Mamoru, offers to be Finni’s family for Christmas. Little does he know how much one agreement would change everything between them, because both of them kept secrets neither ever dreamed were true.

Releases December 21st.

Alone in Japan, Finni is struggling against the constant distrust, avoidance, and xenophobia he experiences every day. He misses home. He misses his family. Nightmares come all too frequently because of the stress, and well, Christmas is just not Christmas in Japan. Not how he understands it.

Distressed by how miserable Finni is, his roommate, Mamoru, offers to be Finni’s family for Christmas. Little does he know how much one agreement would change everything between them, because both of them kept secrets neither ever dreamed were true.

Releases December 21st.
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~ Freddy MacKay

About Freddy MacKay

Author Info

Email: freddy.m.mackay@gmail.com

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Author Bio

I grew up and went to college in the Midwest where I currently reside with my family. I spend most of my time playing sports and running around outside. And honestly, that much has not changed since I was little, except who is included my activities. I also have a healthy geocaching addiction. It’s so much fun! I enjoy spending my time traveling when I can, and I hold the view that a person should continually to learn about new things and people whenever possible.

My contemporary LGBTQ book, Incubation: Finding Peace 2, won 3rd Place – Best Gay Erotic Fiction in the 2012 Rainbow Awards. In 2013, Internment, won 3rd Place – Best Gay Fantasy in the Rainbow Awards. Feel Me (The Marduck Expanse) was a Gay SF Finalist and Honorable Mention in the 2014 Rainbow Awards.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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