~Danny’s Rehab Program~

Daniel was considered the good son which means that Sam, his older brother,
was always the loser in any comparison to his younger sibling. Wherever o
with whom ever Sam was, there soon was trouble. Sam was the one pulled
into the principal’s office for sharing cigarettes with his classmates in
the eighth grade. He was also the son caught smoking pot in his bedroom
when his father came home from work early one day. You can guess which of
the two boys was accused in high school of shaking down the younger boys
for protection. Sam didn’t care about his grades; he had no intention of
going on to college. He looked forward to joining his uncle in the local
version of the mafia. Even before graduation, Sam was well off with monies
he earned dealing weed and other controlled substances. It was Sam who had
first introduced Danny into auto erotic delights.



~Master and the Mate~

Kyle was reading the classified ads in the Daily News looking for a job.
He kept questioning himself as he felt he was wasting his time since most
of the ads required either special training or experience. Yet his eyes
kept drifting back to the same ad seeking a deckhand for a yacht which was
docked in a marina near White Plains on the Long Island Sound. He couldn’t
help wondering why the phone number listed was a local call. ‘What the
hell,’ he thought to himself, ‘what do I have to lose?’, so he called and
made an appointment with the owner’s secretary.

Dr. Ryan Loud was a retired psychologist, although he had not reached
retirement age; but his unmarried older brother had died and left him his
yacht. Ryan had worked hard both as a counselling and teaching
psychologist. Like his brother, he had never married, as a result of his
awareness of his homosexual tendencies from an early age: he had known his
true sexuality from about the age of twelve. He had experimented several
times in his youth, but once he’d graduated with his doctorate he just
became immersed in his work; quickly becoming very highly respected by his
colleagues due to his publications in his field. To keep in touch with the
real world outside his specialised academic enclave, he saw an occasional
client when an interesting referral from one of his colleagues came along.