Characters are from Steven Universe!
Word Count: 1,223
A sun set on a small town. Not the sun, a sun.
The people in this town did not speak unless spoken to. Instead, they smiled. They always smiled. Things went on behind close doors which no one shall speak of. A policeman passed a woman in the street. He smiled. She smiled back. Nothing strange here.
Identity: Gay, Trans (M), Bisexual (M)
Word Count: 861
Al and Chaz sat in the bleachers at the big game. The wind in Al’s hair, the sound of people screaming swear words, and the smell of beer and people smoking was all so, so disgusting but wonderful at the same time somehow. Chaz pulled on his dirty blonde hair with one hand, yelling, “No! No! That stance is all wrong!” Al chuckled. He wasn’t much for sports, he mostly just came to spend time with his best friend.
The HEDA Project would like to welcome its first guest author, Kaje Harper, novelist and author of several short stories! Below is posted her short story, “Dangerous Wishes,” originally posted in the YA LGBT Book Group on Goodreads in response to the prompt below. Enjoy!
Identity: Gay, Bisexual (M)
Word Count: 3,044
Prompt: In the middle of a snowy forest, a small stream winds between tree-lined banks, its surface frozen to flat, gray ice. On the ice lies a dark-haired teen boy. He’s sprawled on his back, eyes closed, one arm flung wide, dressed in a light sweatshirt, jeans and sneakers. His tousled hair touches a clump of snow on the hard-frozen surface, and his high-cheekboned face is still and pale.
Identity: Pansexual, Gay, Lesbian
Word Count: 2,974
“Why do I have to go, Mom? I’m scared of the dark. And Alisha told me that there are monsters in the woods, oh, please don’t make me go!”
“You’re going! Now, get in this car before I have to drag you by your ear!”
Word Count: 2,014
My mother loved to meddle. Every day, “Where are you going after school?” and “Will you have a boyfriend soon?” and “Are you sure you don’t want speech therapy?” The morning of September 3rd, a day that changed my life, was not any different.