Shousetsu Bang*Bang is a webzine for original gay fiction/boy's love oneshot stories, intended as an online, English-language text equivalent of one of those All Yomikiri Bimonthly Summer Special 100 Extra Pages!! manga phonebooks where every story is about the torrid romance of an ordinary schoolboy and his soccer club captain - or a yakuza boss and his faithful lieutenant - or the prince of an exotic desert country and the emerald-eyed winged youth he rescues from the sawtoothed sand monsters of G'or, self-contained in 30 pages and heartwarmingly predictable.
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A sonnet by someone reflecting on a long-term relationship.
Russell shredded a triangle of whole wheat sourdough pita onto his plate. "What do you think that means, I don't go out? He doesn't date? He's asexual? He's getting over a broken heart? He has everything delivered like a mole person? What?"
Moira patted him on the shoulder and dipped a carrot stick into his white bean hummus. "It means that, once again, you've glommed onto the guy who is The Most Unavailable, surprising no one."
"The fuck are you reading?" Bryan reached a long arm over Matt's shoulder and turned the book over. Figgy Duff and Spotted Dick: Desserts From a More Innocent Time. The illustration on the cover dispelled any vagueness about whether the author was aware of the double entendres.
"Hey, rent-a-cop!" the hot busker out front calls when Huck's hurrying to clock in on time. "Back that ass up!"
The busker is obnoxious, and not that great at making money, thanks to his tendency to mock passers-by and question their taste when they try to make requests. He's also remarkably handsome, if you like dark olive skin, a large assertive nose, a short shiny black beard, bottomless brown eyes under sleepy curved lids, and absurdly long lashes.
Huck does like those things, a lot. Even more, he likes their particular combination on this dude.
So there's a security guard and the hot busker he rescues. Things go from there, past irony, right through to second chances.