Why M/M?

by Guest Blogger on July 11, 2014 · 5 comments

in Guest Blogger, J-L, LGBT

Apparition 200x300Hi! My name is Iyana and I live in Jakarta, a city famous for its traffic jams, a lot of cars and motorcycles, and people selling stuff on the roads. I love cats and right now I have five, Larva, Nyil, Cil, Betsy, and Horus.

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I write short stories and so far what I have published are m/m stories. Why m/m, you ask? Because I’m a girl and I adore men and I love reading about boys kissing boys. Nah. Just kiddin’. ;) Or maybe it’s true? Well, perhaps at first. But the more I write m/m stories, the more I realize this is the least I can do to support my LGBT friends. In my country especially, LGBT life is practically non-existent and people who support them often have a hard time too. A colleague of mine stopped reading a female author’s work after this friend found out that the writer also wrote m/m stories. Some so-called religious groups have often forcefully stopped LGBT events on behalf of their religions. And I thought religions forbid violent acts.

I would also like to show my support to one of my friends. I think it’s not a secret anymore for his closest friends about his preference but I don’t think his family knows about it. It’s totally not my business, but I just want him to be happy.

I like writing m/m and from doing it I get to know a lot of guys through the Net that later become my friends. We talk about things we both love, writing, sharing our favorites, exchange information, and encourage each other for our work. They are some of the sweetest people I’ve ever known and I feel blessed to have known them. I just wish someday I could meet them in real life.

What about you? Do you read/write m/m stories? What do you like about them?

Blurb:

Separated by more than 600 miles, Zach and Drew were forced to keep in touch through phone, email, and Skype. However, as Drew showered for one of their “dates”, he wasn’t alone. Then he found out that Zach’s car crashed, leaving him in a coma. Who then came to Drew when he showered? Would he have a chance to be with Zach again?

Excerpt

The man went on his way and Drew went to the shower. He’d planned his night alone with Zach on Skype. He couldn’t think of anything better than that when his boyfriend was away. Sometimes cam sex could be better than the real thing. Well, by ten percent or less. And Drew loved to make sure he’d cleaned up when he was meeting Zach. Even in cyberspace.

Drew stripped and turned on the water, checking the temperature. Perfect. He stepped in and let the water run down his hair and his eyes. He rubbed himself down, and had another jet of water wash his body. Drew thought of the times Zach joined him in the shower.

And suddenly he felt it. Zach patted Drew’s backside and draped both arms around his damp, naked midriff. Drew sucked in a breath. What’s going on? He froze, but promptly dismissed what weird thoughts coming to his mind. He missed Zach so much, that was all. Drew moaned and pressed back.

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1 Iyana Jenna July 13, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Hi! Thank you so much for hosting me with my new short story. :)

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2 Louis July 13, 2014 at 11:50 PM

We feel lucky to know you <3

Keep on writing and spreading love, and thank you for your support

The world needs more stories of boys kissing boys, and of love.

We love you Iyana! <3 <3 <3

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3 Iyana Jenna July 22, 2014 at 12:58 AM

I ♥ YOU!

Thank you so much, Louis. You’re always so kind. I just do what I love to do. xxx

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4 Sandra Scholes July 22, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Hi Iyana,
Love your guest blog. Just as you love to write M/M fiction, I love to read and review it (and also write it too) and liked what you said on the subject.

Happy writing!

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5 Iyana Jenna July 23, 2014 at 1:20 AM

Oh, thank you so much, Sandra. I’m glad you enjoyed the post and M/M, too. :)

Thank you!

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