Welcome to the Café Palermo Annex. This is the site where I post my free online stories, all of which feature gay characters and the challenges they face in life. If you’re not into those kinds of stories or characters, consider yourself warned and feel free to leave.
When I created The Café Palermo, a separate but connected website, back in 2011 I figured I’d be blogging a lot more and saw this site as kind of secondary. It was just going to be the place where I stashed all the porn 🙂
That turned out to be wrong and not just because my stories aren’t porn. They may not be War and Peace, but War and Peace is boring to me. I try to write entertaining stories that are interesting and uplifting, especially (but hopefully not exclusively) to those who are part of the LGBTQ community and their friends.
Back in 2011 when I began writing stories, there was hardly anything here. Now there’s more than enough to keep you entertained for quite a long time if you’re into reading stories about boys and men who are gay and sometimes sexually active.
Indeed, if I got paid by the word, I’d be very well off by now. But, alas, I foolishly made the mistake of giving away my stories for free so I’m no better off today than I was when I began. Perhaps my loss is your gain, but you’ll actually have to read the stories to make your own judgment about that 🙂
If you’re wondering where to begin, the drop-down menu at the top of this page will connect you to all of my stories. There may also be a menu to the right further down if you have problems navigating the one up above. I go back and forth about whether I should retain that secondary menu.
Wondering which story to begin with? Unless it’s around Thanksgiving or Christmas, I probably wouldn’t recommend beginning with Stuffed or With Apologies Mr. Dickens. They’re part of my Holiday Tales collection and probably better read toward the end of the year.
Connected was the first story I posted and is probably still my favorite for that reason. But I think I’ve gotten better as a writer over the years. Summer Boys, Summer Dreams is a tale about baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet.
It’s another one of my favorites. Although it helps, you don’t really have to be into baseball that much to enjoy it.
Two of my stories, First Love, First Time and The Opened Door, are set at Harvard University, the former back in the 1970s and the latter in contemporary America. First Love, First Time, which is probably my favorite of the two, is also the first of two offerings in The Liberation Anthology, my planned attempt to chronicle how the gay revolution unfolded in America.
The other story that’s part of that anthology is Homo, which begins in the 1970s and ends early in the 1980s. It’s probably my most serious work to date and I may try to rewrite it to make it better and more accessible to a mainstream audience.
And I am also about to start a new story called Justice, which you can find out more about by clicking on that link.
In any event, feel free to read all of them in whatever order you like. I’m not picky about things like that 🙂
Not ready to start reading yet? Feel free to peruse the galleries to your right here and at The Café Palermo. Most of the images have been used at one time or another to illustrate a chapter in one of my stories or drive home a point in one of my blog postings.
I gathered them together in the galleries so you won’t have to search through six years of postings.
You can access a larger version of these images by clicking on the thumbnails. I hope you’ll feel free to comment on your favorites as I’ve already done in many cases; nicely, of course. Nastiness is frowned upon both here and at the Café and will be dealt with severely.
Dancing is permitted at this site, of course, especially if you’re young and cute like this boy. He tries for sexy, but can’t quite pull it off. What he does pull off is even better, however. He reminds us what it’s like to be happy and carefree.
What more can you ask for in the era of Donald Trump and alternative facts?
Though you should probably turn down the sound on your computer if you click on that link and don’t want everyone to know just how much of a slacker you are 🙂
In any event, thanks for stopping by. Like I said, the stories are free to read so dig in; and since you won’t be able to finish up in one visit, I hope you’ll feel free to come back and read all of them at your leisure.
Unlike Donald Trump, we welcome everyone at this site; even people with challenged hair.