New: Not A Love Story

Greetings, friends. Now that the holiday madness and accompanying food coma have subsided, I’ve returned to post about my latest short story ebook release, on the off chance that anyone is actually reading this sad, neglected little blog. <3

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notalovestory_coverNot A Love Story
by T.J. Baer

Devastated over his latest break-up, Jason hides out in his apartment while the take-out boxes and empty bags of cheese curls pile up around him. When Bea stops by to cheer him up, they embark on an afternoon of board games, psychoanalysis, Star Wars references, and cockroach eviction, and Jason learns the value of a good friend and a well-placed lava pit.

A witty, surprisingly touching look at love, relationships, and what it means to be complete.

Now available at the Amazon Kindle Store for $2.99.

Purchase: Amazon Kindle Store
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Not sure where this story came from, actually. It was written while suffering from sleep deprivation and stomach woes over Thanksgiving, and was my attempt at writing about two people who miraculously do NOT discover that they are desperately in love with each other by the end of the story. :O I know. Madness.

Anyway, I hope you’ll give it a read, as I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. I’m putting a free download of it down below, but if you have the means to buy it on Amazon, please do. The life of a self-employed teacher/writer/editor, sadly, is not as lucrative as you might imagine, and every penny helps. XD;

Not A Love Story – T.J. Baer (pdf)

I’ve actually been doing quite a lot of writing lately, mainly on my Gay Fantasy Epic (TM), though the writing of it has been stalled somewhat by the release of new Sherlock episodes. And if you aren’t watching that show, you really should be. *_*

In other news, we’re currently experiencing record cold here in Chicago, along with  quite a lot of blizzardy snowy awfulness. If I haven’t mentioned it before, I hate winter with the burning passion of a thousand suns (or some equally fiery thing), and one of these days I fully intend to pack up my stuff and my cat and move to a more tropical location. For now, however, I’ll stick around good ole Chi-Town for a bit longer, and try to remember that in a few months, I’ll be bitching about how hot it is.

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Until next time, dear friends~~<3

PS: There is a small typo in the Amazon version of Not A Love Story. Ten points to Gryffindor if you can find it. (The fact that it exists vastly offends my OCD need for spelling perfection, but I’m dealing with it. Somewhat. *twitches*)

/never a good idea to update blog before breakfast

Rain Would Come

rainwouldcome_smallcoverRain Would Come
by T.J. Baer

Soon, maybe very soon, she was going to die.

On the eve of her sixty-fourth birthday, Barbara wakes up with the certainty that she’s going to die, and soon. But when? How? And what will happen after?

Determined to make the most of her last days, Barbara invites a certain lovely lady to accompany her to the beach for an afternoon of sun, wine, and talking about eternity.

A rich, poignant tale of death, life, and two older ladies in love.

Click below to read Rain Would Come in full!

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If you’d like a paperback copy of the story, it’s available on Amazon here. Kindle version is available here.

Coming soon: Rain Would Come

First of all, I would like to offer a cheerful greeting to the thousands upon thousands of frenzied fans who visit this site each and every day to bask in the genius of my ramblings. <3

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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…I will pause so the crickets may chirp.

Anyway, I’m pleased to announce that I’ll soon be releasing a new short story, which will then allow you, my faithful readers, to toss more of your money at me via Amazon. Hurrah!

More info below:

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Rain Would Come
by T.J. Baer

Soon, maybe very soon, she was going to die.

On the eve of her sixty-fourth birthday, Barbara wakes up with the certainty that she’s going to die, and soon. But when? How? And what will happen after?

Determined to make the most of her last days, Barbara invites a certain lovely lady to accompany her to the beach for an afternoon of sun, wine, and talking about eternity.

A rich, poignant tale of death, life, and two older ladies in love.

Available soon on Amazon.com.

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Re: the writing of this story…

So, yeah, death scares me. In fact, it scares the hell out of me. This story, I guess, is my attempt to deal with that fear and make it into something a little softer, something  I can look at with peace and understanding rather than pants-wetting terror.

In addition, my mother has said to me a few times that I should try writing about something other than gay men. So, in answer to that request, I present… Lesbians! \(^o^)/

Yay. :P

Anyway, coming soon!