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
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