Okay, let’s just get this one out of the way, because you cant have a list of movies about friendship without the classic “Stand By Me”. And how can you forget the bond between Elliot and E.T.? 😮 Stepping out of our comfort zone here, “Now and Then” is exactly friendship is made of. And what good would a hunt for buried treasure be without a bunch of wonderful friends? When I’m old and grey, I really hope I’m blessed with a friendship like that between Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson in “The Bucket List”. Okay, there’s just a quick skim of the surface. What movies have you watched that scream friendship to you?

This month’s release is dedicated to the importance of friendship, and both @mike and Johnny from The Shack Forum have found us some great songs on that very subject! From Mike:         From Johnny:

JOIN US!!! >:O Have you been meaning to start writing more? Do you need a little more encouragement, maybe a little more motivation? Well, dagnabbit, so have I, them, and us! Join us at the brand new section of the Imagine website called the Writers Club, where we’ll be talking tools and dropping writing prompts and challenges and having a gay old time just trying to get each other to pick up the perverbial pen (see what I did there?) The primary goal is obvious – get us writing, then maintain momentum. Participation in the group isn’t mandatory. You can sign up and pop in whenever you feel like it. Writing prompts are going to start off at one per day, and writing challenges will be posted on Saturday of each week to begin with.   To join the group, simply register for an account here at Imagine, and visit this page: https://imagine-magazine.org/groups/writing-club/ Hope to see you there!

February 20   Oh lord was I nervous today! The first day back at classes always makes me feel uptight! Who are my new teachers? Where are my new classrooms? Will the subjects be too hard for me? Will I see Joe in one of them…~sigh~? That would be a nightmare…I’ve been fortunate that I haven’t had to share a class with him at all. It’s bound to happen sooner or later, but I’d prefer later. So, I rode in on my bike like normal and found that the rack I usually used last semester was still open. That was good. I wouldn’t forget where I parked. LOL! Then I saw him. Oh!…oh my… He being my little blonde angel from the mall! Oh lord! He is scrumptious when he walks. I had to avert my eyes so that I wouldn’t get too turned on. That would be great…walk into my first class with a full blown erection for everyone to stare at. Swell. He had this red striped shirtContinue reading »

Seed: Part 2 Prolog   Rita Allen clicks away at the computer in disbelief before she gasps, “No! T-This can’t be!” Using the hacking device she bought, she finally got access to the information on Rick Hayes’ flash drive in the form of a photo album called ‘Objective 1’. It had a picture of Chad as the cover photo, which piqued her curiosity even more. However when she double-clicks on the album, an unnerving picture of Rick’s head pops up on the computer screen that laughs evilly. His jaws open disproportionately. A blast of fire comes out that startles the school reporter before the screen simply goes black. “It was booby-trapped with a virus! I should’ve expected that from someone as twisted as Rick was!” She yanks the hacking device, with Rick’s flash drive in it, out of the USB port of the computer before she taps away desperately on her computer to get the screen back on. She had her stories and a plethora of important information for the schoolContinue reading »

Seed: Part 1 Prolog   It’s a crisp autumn weekend and the pep rally is underway for the semi-final game that marks the end of the first half of football season this year. Chad shows up at the football field and makes his way up to the bleachers through a moving crowd of other students finding their seats. He spots Vitani and Josh sitting in one row and heads over to sit next to them. He slides over and greets them. “Hey guys,” Chad says, “All of the kids in my class say SyndAcad pep rallies are ones to remember.” “Hey squirt!” Josh greets him, “And you heard right. I guess this is gonna be your first time at ours.” “I’m so glad you decided to come on out today, Chad,” Vitani smiles, “We were all just about to watch the Milano sisters and the rest of the cheerleading squad ruin the pep rally. It happens almost every year. Trust me, you won’t wanna miss it.” “C’mon, Vitani, I’m sureContinue reading »

Ah, yes! With spring around the corner, it’s time to get ready for the inevitable spring chickens bouncing around in the basement, just waiting to be let out for some fresh air. During this dreaded time of year, I must busy myself with other means of entertainment, which is why I turned my focus toward the impossible to capture… Comicality! That’s right, folks. I made it my mission to bed THE Comicality, and what better way to get someone’s attention than to write them a song? You know, a lot of people don’t know this about me, but I have a wonderful voice. It’s comparable to a young Greyson Chance, with a dash of Freddie Mercury. With a song like this, there’s no way Comicality will be able to resist me… no way he’ll ever be able to say no… and, well, once he’s in my basement, it doesn’t really matter anyway, right? So without any further ado, I’d like to introduce you to an almost original piece, written byContinue reading »

  Chapter 5 – Antics and Two Cents “STOP!” The voice echoed loudly in the hallway as the crowd gathered in a circle around us, “What is going on here?!” I crawled to the wall and leant against it, my hand trying helplessly to nurse the contusion on my stomach. Before Max had time to react, Nathan pushed him off to the ground. He stood up and took a few steps back. “Sir, look at him! He wanted to kiss me and when I refused, he pinned me down and straddled me!” he exclaimed innocently. The students burst out in laughter, but the teacher wasn’t taken in by the lie. “That’s what happened, really? Can you explain your bruises to me? Please tell me how he ended up with those… stains?” “He… he doesn’t seem to have a gift at kissing, sir,” he continued, flashing me a complicit gaze. He wasn’t buying it any more than the crowd was, but it must have been an entertaining show for they keptContinue reading »

Episode 8 Raze Prolog At the Libretta café, as students are coming in and out during lunch period, Chad, Vitani and Josh are at their usual table discussing Thanksgiving Day, which is coming up this week on Thursday. They all wonder what they are thankful for this year. Chad muses, “With Rita Allen in the way of me ever working things out with Ray, I just wonder how thankful I can be about these kinds of things.” Vitani adds, “And now that I’ve found out not only who Brett really was but that Vanessa dumped Josh when he got caught up in that whole mess thanks to me. Again, I just wanted to say I’m really sorry about that.” Josh admits, “The relationship has a problem if my girlfriends are gonna have a problem with you.” Chad smiles and says, “Maybe you can be thankful you have each other.” Vitani and Josh smile fondly at the comment. Vitani nods and adds, “Maybe we all should be thankful we’ve stopped allContinue reading »

It’s hard to come up with things to say to him. Hard to make idle small talk when Dallas’ very presence makes me scrutinize and feel self conscious about every word that comes out of my mouth. I’m not really used to being shy. Bashfulness has never really been an emotion that I’ve learned to embrace. You want something? You ask for it. You go AFTER it. How else do you expect to make any progress in life, right? The worst thing anybody can say to you is ‘no’…and even then, keep pushing until they either give in to your demands, or walk away angry because you made such a fucking *PEST* out of yourself! Either way, I get my answer right away and I either get what I want or I get the opportunity to move on and get it elsewhere instead of wasting my time. I don’t like feeling as though I have to appeal to someone else in order to get them to play ball. Either giveContinue reading »

“Uhhhh…I can’t say that I’ve got a game strategy for this one, bro! Open to suggestions if you’ve got ’em!” Frye shouted as the three of us tried to concentrate on the immediate threats in front of us as well as the imminent threat coming up behind us! “We need a turn off! NOW!” I shouted. “The Chi isn’t built like that, Logan! We get our exits when we get ’em!” Sanchez hollered back. The giant truck behind us was steadily picking up speed, some of the cars in it’s path being rammed and turned backwards from the impact! Countless people getting hurt in the process. Looking in my rearview mirror, I saw the truck’s grill barreling down on us, and looked forward just in time to violently swerve to the left around a car that had suddenly flipped over on its side! Sanchez and Frye did their best to keep up, but everything was happening so fast that it was hard for us to concentrate. Looking ahead, I caughtContinue reading »

I rubbed my elbow some more as I moved around the basement. Dangit!!! I think I hit my funny bone or something when I fell, because my arm and my fingers feel all tingly and weird now. Plus, I got my good party shirt all dirty. I specifically picked this one out to look cool tonight, and that jerk made me ruin it by chasing me down here in this dusty farmer house trap thingy. Big butthole! This basement was super dirty and dark, but I didn’t even want to complain in the back of my mind. If nothing else, it was providing me some decent shelter from the awful bullies outside. I guess I should be grateful. Even if I was a little bit grumpy about it all. Why did Jason have to wreck everything? Was he really that insecure and jealous that people actually LIKED me and wanted to talk to me instead of him? I’ll bet he was. I’ll just bet he gets his stomach all tiedContinue reading »

I can feel his eyes on me again. I don’t know why…but he just stares at me sometimes. Jayce, I mean. He never used to do that. Not until a couple of weeks ago, that is. The 8th grade is difficult enough to handle without having some other boy literally gawking at you for 85% of your class period. I don’t know why he’s become so interested in me all of a sudden. It doesn’t make much sense. It’s not like we’re friends or anything. Sure, we know each other well enough to recognize one another’s faces in the school hallways. I mean…if he snatched some lady’s purse on the street, and the cops asked me to pick him out of a criminal line up, I could do so with no problem. But outside of that? Jayce and I were just ‘classmates’. A connection that was more attributed to chance scheduling than any kind of common interest. Then we were paired up to do a class project together. It wasContinue reading »

Over the years, there has been a true sense of love and unquestionable loyalty from the fans when it came to the “Billy Chase” series! The personal ‘diary’ format was something new and different for me, as well as a challenge to most readers in the beginning. It was an audience that didn’t really want to read a story that was told in that style at the time, so they avoided it like the plague despite its long run and many dedicated chapters over the years, updated on an almost weekly basis as the site’s personal ‘soap opera’. But as more and more people discovered the storyline and fell in love with the characters, it finally gained the popularity that I had been hoping for, but could NEVER predict ahead of time! And that fanbase grew even bigger when it came to the re-edited ebooks on Amazon.com! It found a whole new life there as the refurbished chapters brought the “Billy Chase” character and all of his friends into theContinue reading »

The Portals By Binneyan Smith Chapter 8 Older Jerry’s words still echoed in my head… “We have to talk to you about time travel and what it’s doing to you.” “Wh-What it’s doing to us?” Danny asked. He looked as nervous as I felt. “What is it doing to us?” I asked. “Calm down!” Older Danny said. “Nothing bad has happened yet, we just have to let you know what the rules are. If you’re afraid now, that’s probably good. It’s gonna help you to stay on top of things.” Older Danny walked over to the sink and looked around, as if he had misplaced something. “Oh yeah,” he said, “You guys don’t drink coffee yet, so you don’t have a coffee pot. I guess we can have Cokes.” Then he opened the fridge and took out four cans. Carrying them over to the table, he placed them in the center. Grabbing one, he sat down. Older Jerry did likewise, so Danny and I did the same. Once we wereContinue reading »

So, you’ve finally done it! You’ve written your masterpiece! You took the time, you put in the hard work, you lost the appropriate amount of sleep, you’ve done all you could to rub the severe ache out of your sore and tired fingers! It’s finished! Your project! Your baby! Yay! Hold it up to the sky like Simba in “The Lion King” and beam with all the pride you deserve! You’ve earned it! Now… I want you to take that healthy piece of work, give it a loving kiss… and then start HACKING IT TO PIECES!!! Fingers, toes, arms, legs… it’s time to butcher your creation and hope for the best. Such is the plight of the internet author. Or any author, for that matter. It can really suck sometimes, but if you want your story to be as potent and as effective as you’re hoping it will be… then sacrifices must be made. So make them, we shall. Hopefully, this article will help you to trim some of theContinue reading »

“Ungh…ungh…mmmm…yeah…mmm…ungh…” For someone who was so hesitant in the beginning, so unbelievably nervous and emotionally repressed about wanting to fuck me… this guy certainly took a great deal of enjoyment out of penetrating me once I talked him into it. Gus was a year older than I was. Seventeen, going on ‘porn star’. I had seen him around Hillside High before. He was pretty much a reject in this place. Quiet, withdrawn, socially awkward… hardly the kind of guy that was up for being Homecoming King at any point during the year. I mean… he was a nerd. It’s ok to be a nerd, but he was the creepy kind of nerd. Not the cool, acceptable, geeks with a comic book, Star Wars, video game, list of fetishes and obsessions. He was more like the ‘most likely to become a serial killer after graduation’ type. Just saying. You can’t spend that much time in a corner by yourself without having a few crazy ideas popping into your head about fuckingContinue reading »

1- Every time you go to the gas station to fill your car up… you may be putting your LIFE at risk! While most people are aware of the dangers of leaving the car running or smoking around the gas pump, there is a third precaution that is clearly detailed on the pump that no one pays attention to. You are actually supposed to touch both of your hands to a metal surface before filling up your car to rid yourself of any possible built up static electricity. While this rule goes highly unnoticed, the slightest accidental spark could cause the gas fumes to ignite, setting both you AND your car on fire! So… remember that! 😛 2- In the Destiny’s Child “Say My Name” music video… TWO of those girls were actually no longer a part of the group! They started off with four members, including Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland. Then two were fired from the group without even knowing it until after the video had already been shot,Continue reading »