RUNNING (Contemporary/Coming of Age)
Description: For some high school is anything but a walk in the park. For senior Oliver Sticka what to do after graduation is the last thing on his mind, getting through Phys. Ed. is more pressing.
Never really fitting in with the other guys in his class, Ollie has a lot on his mind. Running, he says, gives him the chance to be alone with his thoughts and figure things out...or is he just running away?
Join Ollie on a short run while he finds himself.
Reviews: "This is the best short story I have read in years. It waste's no words, it pulls no punches. The pain of young man questioning who he is while others are trying to dictate the answer." ~M. Maslow
"A brilliantly written short story. It captures the essence of two critical life passages that need to be more widely understood: 1) a gay kid's coming to terms with his emerging sexuality, and 2) confronting and seeking help recovering from sexual assault." ~ James P Logan, Counselor