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MAIN STREET

They live in small towns. They live in suburbs. They are us.

Main Street is a cycle of retro fiction series cycle
on transgressive sexuality in everyday settings during the twentieth and early twenty-first century.

Updated June 2023.

Main Street: Retro Fiction


Contents

LOREN'S LASHES. Leather is a world of rich pleasure palaces and endless sensual delights, where dreams can be pursued without limit, provided that a man has the strength to stand the test. . . . But in the rural town of Mayhill, population 32,000, leather life is a little different. ¶ Loren's Lashes is a retro series about a Midwestern community of closeted leathermen. In a time and place where being gay is reason enough to be arrested, the leathermen of Mayhill struggle to keep their small community alive.


LEATHERMEN, FAN FICTION WRITERS, AND OTHER REBELS
. There's only one thing worse than leather-clad, kinky gay bikers demanding their rights: mild-mannered vanilla heterosexuals demanding their rights. ¶ Rebels offers humor and satire about transgressive sexuality in the early twenty-first century.


LEATHER IN LAWNVILLE. The adventures of a suburban leatherman. ¶ These humorous stories on erotic power take gay leathersex out of its usual bars and back alleys, setting it in unexpected locations: A 5&10. A potluck. A hamburger joint. A waltz party. Even when the leatherman who narrates these stories returns to the Eagle bar, things don't go quite the way he expected. . . .

UNMASKED. Behind the screaming news headlines, behind the hype and the sensationalism, lies the quiet but dramatic tale of people whose actions may change the lives of the next generation. ¶ Set at the turn of the millennium, Unmasked is a realistic series on a challenging topic.

Main Street resources. Web directories related to the leather series.

Progress reports. Status of upcoming stories.


Loren's Lashes

Leather is a world of rich pleasure palaces and endless sensual delights, where dreams can be pursued without limit, provided that a man has the strength to stand the test. . . . But in the rural town of Mayhill, population 32,000, leather life is a little different.

Loren's Lashes is a retro series about a Midwestern community of closeted leathermen. In a time and place where being gay is reason enough to be arrested, the leathermen of Mayhill struggle to keep their small community alive.


Edgeplay in Mayhill (Volume 1 of Loren's Lashes)

In 1965, Loren was initiated into the mysteries of leather by a motorcyclist passing through his isolated Midwestern town. Twenty years later, he is owner of the town's gay bar, which serves as a leather bar after hours. He is a master, trained to control and discipline men.

If only he could convince other leathermen of this fact. Having given up hope of ever finding someone who will submit to him, Loren is forced to content himself with secret fantasies. Then he meets the perfect man for his fantasies: handsome, uniformed, full of confidence and strength. But Loren doesn't realize that Ken holds secrets which will initiate them both into a new mystery. . . .

Volume contents

Negotiations. Danger has more than one edge.

Archive of Our Own

Preparations. Twenty years have been building up to this moment.

Archive of Our Own

Scene. You cannot hide what you are forever.

Archive of Our Own

Aftercare.

Bloodplay.

Brotherhood.

Parts four through six are upcoming. To receive notice of new releases, subscribe to my blog or newsletter.

Side stories of Loren's Lashes

Plus Love. Everyone calls her a fag hag. But Gay Pride Day has arrived, and her best friend is about to give her a new name.

Archive of Our Own

First Lesson. "He couldn't remember later why he began talking about bondage."

Archive of Our Own


Leathermen, Fan Fiction Writers, and Other Rebels

There's only one thing worse than leather-clad, kinky gay bikers demanding their rights: mild-mannered vanilla heterosexuals demanding their rights.

Rebels offers humor and satire about transgressive sexuality in the twenty-first century.

Volume contents

If Dante Had a Beta Reader. Who needs the Muses for inspiration when you have a beta reader to tell you what to do?

Archive of Our Own

The Slavefic Plot Creator. When fan fiction writers have had way too much caffeine.

Archive of Our Own

A Sexual Minority Speaks Out. With additional material by Ruthless. "I am an adult male belonging to a rare minority group that is called, in layman's language, Plain Vanilla Straight. I have had these sexual desires for as long as I can remember . . ."

Archive of Our Own

What Slaves Do When They Aren't Cleaning Toilets: A Tale of Web Accessibility in the Cybersex Era. "What I want from you is quite simple. I want you to design a Website that's compatible with Section 508— Stop sobbing, damn it!"

Archive of Our Own


Leather in Lawnville

The adventures of a suburban leatherman.

These humorous stories on erotic power take gay leathersex out of its usual bars and back alleys, setting it in unexpected locations: A 5&10. A potluck. A hamburger joint. A waltz party. Even when the leatherman who narrates these stories returns to the Eagle bar, things don't go quite the way he expected. . . .

Volume contents

Clothesline. An encounter with clothesline at the Lawnville 5&10 leads the narrator to discover his neighbor's secret fantasy.

Archive of Our Own

Spontaneous. Can an Old Guard top survive in a world with safe words?

Honor: Runner-up, 2006 Rauxa Prize for erotic writing.

Archive of Our Own

Bad Habit. The narrator shows off his leatherboy to a skeptic.

Archive of Our Own

Leatherdar. The narrator goes on the hunt at a college ballroom dance.

Archive of Our Own

Pinned. A rude top and an interfering family member prove to be an explosive combination at the Eagle bar.

Archive of Our Own

Short Sharp Shock. An abandoned work-in-progress volume of Leather in Lawnville.

Archive of Our Own


Unmasked

Behind the screaming news headlines, behind the hype and the sensationalism, lies the quiet but dramatic tale of people whose actions may change the lives of the next generation.

Unmasked is a contemporary fiction series on a challenging topic.


Twenty Thousand Gold Stars: a novel about an Internet community

White Rose has lived a double life for too long. For too many years, he has struggled alone to determine how he should handle an ethical dilemma he never wanted to face. Now, finally, he has found help online. But is it the right help?

Twenty Thousand Gold Stars describes an online world where anonymity is all-important, and where a knock on the door can spell disaster. Yet behind the masks that are unwillingly donned, men and women seek answers to imperative questions that will determine, not only their own futures, but the futures of those they meet in real life.

Archive of Our Own

Side story to Twenty Thousand Gold Star

Puppets. Areporter is assigned to cover what sounds like the perfect feel-good story: the victim of a crime will forgive her offender. The only problem is that the criminal and the victim are refusing to cooperate.

Archive of Our Own


Resources for Main Street

The Leather Research Reference Shelf.


Progress report: status of upcoming stories

Updated October 2020. All titles and ordering are tentative at this point.


Edgeplay in Mayhill (Loren's Lashes volume)
.

  1. Negotiations. Released
  2. Preparations. Released.
  3. Scene. Released.
  4. Aftercare. In progress.
  5. Bloodplay. In progress.
  6. Brotherhood. In progress.


Drought in the Desert (Loren's Lashes side story)
.
Nearly completed.


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