May the Fourth be with you! And a new release.

Aim Higher, which is one of the first stories I ever sold, and which first appeared in the I Do Two anthology in support of marriage equality, is out today for the first time in a standalone ebook.

It’s a very short story (less than 3,000 words) and is coming out under JMS Books’ Hot Flash line, so here’s a very short snippet!

“I’ve been doing this all wrong, haven’t I?” he says. “I heard about this. Kids your age who fancy each other show it by physical violence. She’s the one you really want, isn’t she? You want a girl, not a boy!”

And he won’t shut up about it all bloody morning, just keeps droning on and on until I can’t think straight, and I totally lose it in the middle of Geography and shout really loud, “I do NOT fancy Mandy Dorkins!”


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Thirteen year old Simone’s not having an easy time of it right now. Her parents have split up, everyone thinks she’s gone mad, and there’s a Greek god visible only to her who won’t stop trying to fix her up with boys. But when her father finally meets Eros—or Eric, as he prefers to be known—matters take a twist none of them were expecting!

Note: this story also appears in the I Do Two anthology

Out today!

JMS Books | Smashwords | Amazon

About jlmerrow

JL Merrow is that rare beast, an English person who refuses to drink tea. She read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, where she learned many things, chief amongst which was that she never wanted to see the inside of a lab ever again. Her one regret is that she never mastered the ability of punting one-handed whilst holding a glass of champagne. She writes across genres, with a preference for contemporary gay romance and the paranormal, and is frequently accused of humour. Find JL Merrow online at:
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5 Responses to May the Fourth be with you! And a new release.

  1. smithandskarry1 says:

    lol, I bet that went down well with her class mates!

  2. Ugh, this could get very tiresome…

  3. louiselyons013 says:

    Amusing snippet, sounds like a fun story.

  4. Then who does he fancy, hmmm? “_

  5. lol. Something tells me that might not have gone over so well with his classmates.

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