On the Divide – Part 23 ~ Outside the Margins with Freddy MacKay

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Welcome to the Prism Book Alliance Blog today! Freddy MacKay here, one of the contributors to Outside the Margins. For my part, I am writing 500 – 1000 word flash fiction pieces for a story called On the Divide. These are not professionally edited but I do try to catch my mistakes. I hope you enjoy.



On the Divide – Part 23 by Freddy MacKay

I can’t believe it. He really couldn’t. Kissing Harlan had been an impulse. One Cooper didn’t make often these days.

But it feels so… Nice.

And don’t say nice isn’t good enough. Nice was always underrated in Cooper’s book. People overlooked it all the time trying to find something better when nice usually went beyond expectations.

Like the kiss. Or the fact they were still kissing.

Firm lips pressed together, moans, their hands grabbling at each other’s backs, and how maybe, just maybe, if they pressed a little harder they could get closer.

Cooper wanted closer. That alone should alarm him but all he could think about was getting his tongue in Harlan’s mouth. How good he tasted. How thrilled Cooper felt actually kissing him.

I’m hard. Shit me twice I’m hard.

Which to most guys his age wasn’t a big deal, but Tabitha… Well, some things hadn’t been felt in quite a while.

Like kissing. Wanting to be kissed. Getting hard from kissing so much his chin hurt.

And gah, how good did Harlan’s beard feel against his mouth, his face? Shitballs and buckets Cooper wanted to rub against it, so he did, breaking the kiss to slide one cheek against it.

Harlan chuckled low. “Like?”

“Yeah,” Cooper moaned and rubbed again.

“Apparently a lot.”

“Mmm-hmmm,” Cooper replied, eagerly pressing their cheeks together and rubbing.

“Just like a cat.” Harlan dipped and kissed Cooper’s throat. “Can you purr?”

“Fuck off,” Cooper said with a laugh.

“We can.” Harlan’s hand went to Cooper’s crotch.


Cooper scooted back, nearly falling off the futon. Luckily Harlan grabbed him and pulled Cooper close.

Harlan rubbed one hand down Cooper’s back. “Sorry. My fault. Got too eager.”


“No pressure. None. We can just kiss if that’s what you want. ‘Cause I gotta say, I was really enjoying it.”



The worry that had balled up in Cooper’s chest in an angry black knot released. Kissing he could do, what he wanted after the kissing, if he wanted more, Cooper didn’t have a clue. He had just wanted that kiss so much.

And he liked it. Otherwise the next wouldn’t’ve happened, or the next, or the one he was about to take.

“Okay,” Cooper said, leaning toward Harlan, their mouths a breath apart. “Okay.”

Again, just like with the first, Harlan waited for Cooper to lean again, to touch their lips. This time Cooper heard both their breaths hitch, and the dual moans. Heat ignited on his lips and spread the warmth throughout him. Cooper’s entire body hummed, winding tight in his stomach.

He pushed Harlan back, getting on top of him, allowing their groins to press together.

“Yeah,” Cooper moaned, pressing another hard kiss against Harlan’s mouth. “Shit yeah.”

Harlan chuckled and wrapped his arms around Cooper’s waist. “Want to make that a little easier?”

“No,” Cooper responded, biting down on Harlan’s lower lip. It was just perfection in his mouth. “Making out is highly underrated.”

“So like this?”

“Like this.” Cooper pressed his mouth against Harlan’s the same time he thrust his hips. “Ah!”

A long, disgruntled moan escaped Harlan and he was kissing back with renewed fervor. His hands roamed Cooper’s back, tugging, pulling pushing. Harlan’s hips rocked in time with Cooper’s while their tongued dueled and breaths became choppy.

I’d forgotten this. This feeling. The awe. The wonder. Having control made it easier too. More enjoyable. As long as Harlan didn’t push, let Cooper take the lead, he saw himself drowning in Harlan’s kisses for the rest of the night.

Swollen lips and beard burn? Sign him the fuck up.


~Freddy MacKay


Title: Marionettes in the Mist
Author: Toni Griffin, Angel Martinez, J. Scott Coatsworth & Freddy MacKay
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books
Publication Date:
Cover Artist: Freddy MacKay
Genre: Fantasy, Gay, Urban Fantasy


This is a weekly Urban Fantasy serial written by participating MCB authors: Angel Martinez, Toni Griffin, J. Scott Coatsworth, and Freddy MacKay.

A fugitive skinwalker, a down-on-his-luck phoenix, a goblin rock star, and a wild dragon ranger have nothing in common except the sudden violence that tears their separate worlds apart. With wildly different motivations, each sets off on his own journey to try to solve the puzzles left in the wake of murder and mayhem.

When these four meet, the hints and clues begin to point them to something bigger, and toward answers that might make them wish they’d all stayed home.


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About Freddy MacKay

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.

Email: freddy.m.mackay@gmail.com
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