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