Terrence: A Short Story
(Under Ground, #0.8)
Publication date: May 15th 2017
Genres: Dystopian, New Adult, Romance
Bullying is nothing new to Terrence Young. The teasing and harassment are constant. His family is less than understanding as well. To them, Terrence chose to be gay and complicate their lives. Their little rejections sting and cut him deeply.
But when the Deviance Act is passed, Terrence’s life takes a turn for the worse overnight. Under the new law, a mere look, a simple touch, or a small kiss in public could mean death. Terrence attempts to hide his orientation to survive. That is until a gang attacks him in a bar and Chase Martinez interferes.
Chase is gorgeous, kind-hearted, and he’s a rebel in the Underground—all qualities that attract Terrence so much there is no stopping the fall. Loving Chase might be dangerous, but Terrence is done living in fear and letting others dictate what is right for him.
*The author pledges to donate 100% of sales revenue from “Terrence: A Short Story” to The Ally Coalition
“It’s not enough that I can’t kiss you in public,” he snapped and let me go. He turned his back to me, and his shoulders stiffened. “Now you’re gonna tell me I can’t see you in public either?”
“It’s not that.” I sighed and placed my chin on his shoulder. I wrapped my arms around his stomach, and he didn’t push me away even though I could tell he was upset. “It’s just…Things are different now. We need to be careful.”
“Why?” He spun around so he was facing me again. “‘Cause of that stupid-ass law? Screw that!”
His eyes filled with frustration, and I couldn’t tell if he was mad at me or the law. I blinked, and his expression softened when he caressed my cheek.
“I wanna kiss you whenever I feel like it, damn it. I wanna hold your hand. I want everyone to know you’re mine. Why is it so hard to understand?”
About the Author:
Alice Rachel is the author of the YA Forbidden Romance/ Dystopian Romance Series “Under Ground.”
Her time is divided between teaching French, writing, reading, drawing, and spending time with her hubby and guinea pigs.
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