This week my gay romance short story, Crash and Burn, is now available on the JMS Books website.
Chris and Aaron have hit a rough patch in their relationship, but it isn’t anything they can’t weather. Part of the disconnect stems from their different work schedules — Chris works in an office during the day, while Aaron works swing shift at a plant, sometimes working days, sometimes afternoons, sometimes nights. The odd shift causes stress in their relationship, but Chris knows they can work through it together.
Then he discovers Aaron is secretly taking prescription drugs for depression.
Suddenly Chris feels as if he doesn’t know Aaron any more. He’s afraid to bring up the pills he found, but more afraid of losing his lover. To mistrust, to denial, to addiction. He tells himself he’ll step in before it’s too late.
But will he be able to figure out when to step in and say something? Or will Aaron’s growing dependence on prescriptions drive them apart?