Fratelli e Sorelle
Due fratelli e due sorelle rimasti orfani negli anni 80. Dalla vita studentesca a quella lavorativa, amici, amori e altre catastrofi. Un narratore onniscente per i Castelgrande e i loro amici.
Johnny & Marian
Marian doesn’t love herself enough.
Johnny loves himself too much.
When a spell switches their places, one is upset, the other overjoyed. Being someone else can’t be that hard. Or is it?
Are you a guest or the final owner of the body you find yourself into? What could (or shouldn’t) you change?
*bonus* original short story that spawned the novella.
Six Months and Other Love Stories
A collection of love stories previously published as B.G. Hope (2012).
“The Photographer”: an ugly duckling transforms into a swan for love.
“Obsession”: two brothers in love with the same woman. Tragedy looms.
“Love and Prejudice”: good old Cinderella story in the present.
He is a happy workaholic bachelor.
She doesn’t believe in fairy tales anymore.
The difficulties on being single after 40 – and having to find a relationship to conform to peer pressure. A romantic novella.
Cover art by Marta Baroni.
Ciaran & Harith
Openings – Writing Prompts
These stories were born from an online workshop – writing prompts for openings of 3-400 words. I wrote three out of four stories.
In 2015 I did the Depth workshop online. I had to write story openings according to a prompt. The last story opening was so well done, that the teacher said “Go write that story.” So I did.
The first prompt I couldn’t rewrite or continue,in spite of the two attempts. But these are the other three – the first few paragraphs straight from the workshop (in one case completely rewritten, though) – and the stories that sprang out of it.
Meeting in Kyoto (Bettie and her ex spouse)
Wishing Parenthood (Ben finds a child)
Christmas Gifts (Nancy in the snowstorm)
Kilig e Hakeem
Kilig la Spada – parte seconda
I regni del sud non ci sono più, la la gilda degli assassini c’è ancora. Uomini d’onore che non farebbero mai del male a donne o bambini. Saif ha vissuto come taglialegna per 15 anni, ma sul letto di morte chiama il suo ex apprendista, Kilig. L’eredità di Saif, suo figlio Hakeem, lo vendicherà e forse curerà il cuore spezzato di Kilig.
La storia completa dell’amore di Kilig e Hakeem.
Copertina di Cristina Fabris, mappa di Federico Distefano.
There’s a witch on the loose and she can turn our lives upside down. Samantha enjoys toying with us and she switches bodies at will. That’s the challenge Johnny & Marian, Ciaran & Harith and Pat & Babs have to deal with.
Three novellas with a common denominator: Samantha the witch! Enjoy this humorous tales of body switches.
Variations on a Theme
One is blond and blue-eyed, the other has dark hair and eyes. Names change, situations change, but it’s all variations of the same love story. Short stories of m/m romance.
“Dismissed Gay” – meeting again ten years after participating to a reality show
“Band-mates” – being asked to join the best band of the school and win the Battle of the Bands
“Heartbreaker” – seduced and abandoned wants revenge
“Gardener” – handsome new gardener to steal rich young man’s heart
“Legacy” – a dying man leaves a small apartment and his son to his lover
“Rock stars” – it’s not just rock ‘n’ roll
previously published as B.G. Hope. Cover art by Marta Baroni.