Heartbreak Dreams

by Daniel Elijah Sanderfer

Life has been a little hard on Waylon Evarts. Growing up in a place like Harlan, Kentucky, isn't easy. His mom is a waitress at a local diner, and his estranged father is hooked on meth. He and his mom live in a rundown trailer they inherited from his grandparents. It's paid for and on some land, but they're not living well. That is until he meets a roughneck boy named Scooter who's just moved in up the road from him. With his ripped jeans, tank top, and a mountain accent as thick as mud, Scooter is the picture of masculinity.

After getting into fights in school, he was sent to live with his grandpa. However, his reasons for fighting are justified. What starts as a sweet friendship rapidly turns into a burning love. Unfortunately, fate is seldom kind to those who don't have much, and country folks are even less kind to those who are different. Can the boys make it when all the elements seem stacked against them, or will all their hopes and dreams end in heartbreak?

Join best-selling author Daniel Elijah Sanderfer for this beautiful short story about young love and getting the chance to make it.

Publisher: Independently Published
Pairings: M-M
Heat Level: 3
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: Under 18
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Tropes: (Hits) Close to Home, Coming of Age, Coming Out / Closeted, Find Love and Come Out, First Time, Friends to Lovers, Hurt / Comfort, InstaLove / Love at First Sight, True Love, Wide-Eyed Innocence
Word Count: 14000
Setting: Harlan, Kentucky
Languages Available: English, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Vietnamese

About the Author

Daniel Elijah Sanderfer is a retired Hospitality Manager who currently resides in Southern Indiana with his husband William. Originally from the Blue Ridge Mountain region of Virginia, he moved to Indiana to be closer to his then fiance. They have been married for two years and together for fifteen total years. He was always interested in writing even from a young age and was featured in a few poetry collections as a teen. When he is not writing he is caretaker, as his husband is disabled and requires full-time care. He enjoys going to antique stores and in the summer weekend long yard sales. He currently writes LGBT fiction with a positive direction as he feels too many love stories experience tragedy. He likes to highlight the stories that survived. The couples who fought to stay together and the families that do accept them.

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