Five erotic stories
of different stages of self-discovery
Come with a Friend ~ An eighteen-old- man with a tragic life and a history of being bullied reconnects with a childhood friend who cooks up a scheme to take revenge on the bully of their youth. But is revenge the real reason for Jason wearing a gown to the prom? Or could it be love?
Christmas in July ~ Straight-guy Sam spends a weekend in a campground to entice his kids to hang out with him for Christmas in July. His ex-wife cuts the weekend short, leaving him plenty of time to hang out with Larry, the fortysomething gay man in the camper next door. Beer and Larry’s mildly dominant personality leads them into his camper. And then his bedroom.
Come on Down ~ While fooling around with the much younger Caylin, James has a flashback to
a gay experience when he was younger, prompting his girlfriend to arrange a threesome with an old friend. How far will James go with another man this time?
Gay Greenhorn on the F/V Lost Agnes ~ Inspired by the song Midnight Train to Georgia,
Carson travels to Alaska to try crab fishing, but the Lost Agnes is too much for him. He meets
Artie, a deckhand, and they fall hard and fast for each other. When life on the Bering Sea
threatens to swallow him up, Carson returns to Georgia, to the life he knows. But Artie can’t live
without him. He has to choose life on a crab boat or life with Carson in Georgia.
Love and a Hate Crime ~ Thad is twenty, but he’s slow. When his bully, Jimmy, tells him to
“fuck up the queers,” the gay couple in their 60s who live down the block, Thad trusts that in
return, Jimmy will leave him alone. When he breaks into their house, he witnesses the couple
making love, arousing him and terrifying him at the same time. What if Thad is queer too?
Patient Lee is the newest member of the WICKED PENS WRITERS and wildly talented. She writes erotic realism—stories about everyday people, infused with the erotic. She works full-time and has a husband and three children. She writes when she can, sometimes balancing the laptop on her knees and the cat on her arm. She enjoys her seasonal camp site in the summer, spending many hours at a folding table under a canopy, writing and sipping Chardonnay or a super-hoppy IPA.
"Light and darkness are themes in several of my stories."
"I love the sound of a breeze whipping through a screen. Reminds me of my childhood and makes me happy."
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Music turns me on creatively. If I’m stuck, I do my radio challenge. Listen to your favorite station and write a story inspired by the next song that comes on. I’ve written a bunch of stories this way. Here’s a list of some of them:
Angel's Lips, Snips, and Tips- Lips of an Angel by Hinder
Bare Naked: Screwdriver by Jackyl
Gay Greenhorn on the F/V Lost Agnes: Midnight Train to Georgia by Gladys Knight and the Pips
Muffin’s Change in the House of Flies: Change (In the House of Flies) by Deftones
(I'd like to invite ALL authors to participate in the Patient Lee Radio Challenge. I'll feature your story on my home page. All the details and the other stories are on my website at the following address. Radio Challenge: http://www.patientlee.com/radio-.html
What sound or noise do you love? Hate?
I love the sound of a breeze whipping through a screen. Reminds me of my childhood and makes me happy. I hate the sound of paper rubbing together. Gives me the willies.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
“Jesus fucking loved Gay Greenhorn on the F/V Lost Agnes.”
Who is your favorite artist (writer, painter, musician, poet, etc.)?
Chris Cornell. In addition to being super hunky hot and having a voice that makes me grip the sheets, he writes music that is poignant, powerful, and moving. Two of my favorites:
Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart: https://youtu.be/zpMfZPAc1kg?list=PLOMiaxBuz4TGbuBcnyk4VavDHflqYkqnz (Not because my heart’s been broken, but just because it’s a great song. My favorite line: “Try to take a picture of the sun. It won’t help you to see the light.” Light and darkness are themes in several of my stories. Mrs. Maitland’s SAD Valentine, for example. Some readers have told me that the beginning is too dark. It’s about a man with Seasonal Affective Disorder. Without the darkness, the light isn’t as special.
Like a Stone: https://youtu.be/7QU1nvuxaMA?list=PLOMiaxBuz4TGbuBcnyk4VavDHflqYkqnz It’s a powerful song, but there’s a reason it’s my ringtone. I’ll let you figure it out for yourself.
“Try to take a picture of
the sun. It won’t help you
to see the light.”
--Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart, Chris Cornell
In my sleep. Of old age. During a book club meeting where they discuss my book.
What is your present state of mind?
Stressed out. My new book comes out tomorrow, and I’m so happy with the way it all fit together. It’s five stories about gay men, but each story represents a different step in the process of discovering one’s sexuality. Here’s the trailer for the collection: https://youtu.be/rkohaBNNAnw