This week I also released a new short story entitled Runaway Train. Because it’s a lesbian story, I published it under the pseudonym J.T. Marie. I wrote this story for a fiction workshop in college. Though it’s a romance, there is nothing erotic about the story — in fact, I’ve classified it as “young adult” because both characters are under the age of 21.
Josey went away to college in the hopes of leaving her small town behind, but it seems she can’t break free — every summer she returns home, even though it seems all her friends have managed to get away. Then she meets Miranda, a senior in high school, who makes Josey feel worldly and wise.
The two young women strike up a friendship that threatens to blossom into something more. But Josey doesn’t know where her priorities lie — school? work? romance? She wants Miranda up until the moment when it seems Miranda feels the same, then she pushes Miranda away. She doesn’t know how to get what it is she really wants, and she doesn’t even really know what that might be.
Can Miranda help her decide, or will Josey’s feelings for the younger woman end up pushing her over the edge?