Back in the 1960’s, when I was about thirteen years old, I developed a huge crush on a young film actor named Brandon De Wilde. That’s him to the left here. He appeared in films, on TV, and on Broadway. I always fantasized about meeting him but of course I never did. He died at a fairly young age, in a motorcycle accident near Denver, where he was performing in a play, Butterflies Are Free.
Several years ago I got it in my head that I wanted to write a short story in which De Wilde appears. The result was Dr. Fungo’s Amazing Time Machine. In the story, my main character, Andre Zaleski (also a De Wilde devotee), finds an ad in the back of a comic book while he’s sitting in a laundromat. The ad is for a time machine that costs $40.00. Andre orders a machine as a gag gift for his best friend.
Then Andre gets an idea. He’ll travel back into time to 1972, the year of De Wilde’s death, and he’ll try to meet him in person at the Denver theater where he’s appearing. When he succeeds in his quest, Andre has sex with De Wilde in Andre’s hotel room, across the street from the theater. The sex is good, but when Andre tries to warn De Wilde about his motorcycle accident and explains about the time machine, De Wilde decides Andrew is nuts and leaves the hotel.
Okay, it’s kind of a nutty story but I really enjoyed writing it. It appears in my short fiction anthology titled Supernatural Love. If you like science fiction and steamy male/male sex, you might want to check the book out.
Have a nice Tuesday evening, friends.