HELLO! and welcome to Ray's Stories!
As usual, the newest stories are in the column to your right.
Keeping the site is getting expensive! Over a thousand unique visitors and over five-thousand pages viewed a day! It will not be long before I will have to get a bigger hosting package, and, frankly, I cannot afford that. I can't really afford it as it is any longer! It looks like by the end of the year I'll have to reduce the size of it or put ads on it. That, or go subscription. If you'd like to become a patron and help pay for the web hosting and bandwidth and support my writing you can easily do so for as little as $1 here! https://www.patreon.com/raysstories You can do a one-time donation or monthly subscription.
You can also help by purchasing one of my books. If you use Selz or PayHip you can add a bit more to really help out.
Please help, so I don't have to remove stories, go subscription, or put ads on the site!!!
I've also been given an idea... what do you think about audiobook format of the stories? Would you want to listen to me read a story? Please let me know on the Feedback page!
Right now, the biggest news is that the earliest stories of Alex Raymond, "Arcs 1: Wooden Nickels" and "Arcs 2: A Grand Illusion" are now available! You can find out more on the Novels page. You can find all my books in PDF, Word, and EPub formats on PayHip at really low prices. Kindle and printed books are available on Amazon.
I've written a lot, and you'll find much of it here. Poems, short stories, series, as well as new stories every week. Most have a gay theme, but not all of them. Some are emotional, some are exploratory, some are funny, some are scary and some are gory. Some stories have varying degrees of sexual content between males, while some have nothing to do with sex. Some deal with death and loss, others joy and hope. Some might not seem to deal with anything at all. Anything rated-X is not intended for anyone under 18 years of age. If you're under eighteen, go find some videos or something elsewhere, or stick to the material not rated-X.
Some were written while I was in high school and college from notes and even my personal journal. Some were written within the last few years, others are fairly new. True First Time Tales are a collection of stories that readers, friends, and acquaintances have told me that are the true tales of their first gay sexual encounters.
There's also the books I've written.
The Circulatim Trilogy has a pretty good
fanbase. It's not for everyone, being over a million words
(thousands of pages) long, and quite complicated. It's full of
emotions and conflicts, and quite a few real situations. Including
quite a few sexual ones. It comes in a gay-youth oriented version
and an adult-oriented version. There are a couple spin-offs to
Alex's story, as well as a small selection of varying content, from
the sweetly sublime to the
truly horrible. And
one that even mixes them both.
You can see these and others just a bit further down this page, or
you can go here.
I have found solace and release in writing throughout my life, and was most prolific when I was a teen and young adult. Once work arrived, and survival on one's own, writing became a scarce outlet. From time to time I've found myself with some free time over a span, and spent it doing some writing. Now I manage a bit more since it is so fast and easy on computers.
I hope you find something here to enjoy! I welcome tips, thoughts, ideas, and critiques, or just a hello. Click the EMAIL icons in the top of the page or along the right side.
So have a look around and find what you want, or if not, good journey, be nice, and have fun!
If you would like to help me afford keeping this site online, buy one of my books in Kindle, EPUB, PDF or Word format. Find them on my books page here. If you buy them at PayHip or Selz you can pay a little extra if you like!
And I leave you with this random thought...
Want something to do?
Over 30? Feeling nostalgic for elementary school and junior high? Remember those reading books?
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Check out this music video. The best version of Orange Blossom Special I've ever seen or heard, and the violinist is only 14! If your foot don't tap and you don't get a giggle out of it I feel sorry for you.
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Available in Ebook, Kindle, PDF, Word document, and print form. They can be found on the Books Page.
Other EBOOK/KINDLE/PDF/WORD books
Some popular areas
Contents - lists everything here, making it easy to find what you'd like, listed by content type, including what's new. Three categories of ratings: Everyone, Mature/Adult, X.
First Time Tales - I've been surprised by the popularity of this branch. Real first time tales told to me by readers and real-world friends and acquaintances.
Short Stories - individual stories less than 5,000 words, varying widely in theme, rating, and content.
Series - stories which have several chapters or parts, also of varying themes, ratings, and content.
Novels - Currently available novels . The Circle, The Circle Squared, The Circle Cubed, Jeremy's Swimming Lessons, Camp Howit, The Project.
Poems - will list them for you, with brief descriptions.
Contact/Feedback - if you'd like to leave a note. Your email is not needed, though you may leave it and I will reply.
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