Ah, the beauty of skinny, shirtless young men. Isn’t the guy in the photo I’ve posted this evening sexy? If he were my boyfriend he’d never wear a shirt.
Boy, is it beautiful on the island this evening: sunny, warm and breezy. I thought Spring Break was over, but clearly it is not. Our beach is mobbed with high school and college students soaking up the sun. Some are actually going into the Gulf for a swim, but it’s still too cold for my taste — 68 degrees F. (B-r-r-r-r …)
If I sound like I am griping about the presence of high school and college students on my island, trust me, I’m not. The beach is packed wih hot guys wearing nothing but board shorts. They toss footballs and frisbees and they wrestle in the water. They make out with their girlfriends on beach blankets. Not bad scenery, eh?
Anyway, I think I’ll invite a guest for dinner and cook chicken breasts on the charcoal grille. It’s just too nice to stay indoors on an evening like this. I’m sure sunset will be nice, as well. This is the kind of weather we live for in Florida.
Isn’t Gordon Hayward (the guy at left) cute? You can watch him play basketball tonight in the NCAA championship game at nine PM EDST. Gordon plays for Butler University. They’re going up against Duke University, and some people think it’s a mismatch, but I don’t know …. I think Butler might pull off an upset. You can be sure Gordon will have my undivided attention during the game.
I received a couple of nice comments today from readers:
Garrett, a college student in Lexington, KY, just finished reading my novella, Love Quest. He said, “I grew up in a stable home, unlike Jamie Bliss (the main character in my book). But your story really made me think about how hard it must be growing up gay in foster care. I also liked the way Jamie and Jack got to know each other and worked through their problems. I loved how the story ended.”
Justin, a skim boarder from Panama City Beach, said he’d just read my other recently published novella, Maui. He wrote, “Cool story, Martin. I’m a horny devil and it got me all excited. Why don’t you write one about skim boarders?”
Thanks for writing, Garrett and Justin. It’s always nice to hear someone likes my writing. I think it’s about time my story about gay skateboarders will be published by Cleis Press. If you liked Love Quest and Maui, you’ll probably like my story, Carter DuBose. I’ll announce the publication when it happens.
Have a nice Monday evening, all.