- Title: Past the Horizon
- Author: D.C.Williams
- ISBN: null
- Page: 334
- Format: ebook
Dear Author,Meeting him was one of the best and worst things happening to me why Well, the best, because I met him and he was him the worst, because our fate was than uncertain, we didn t know what would and could happen next, where would we end up and would we survive It made us desperate and I always knew losing him was a distinct possibility and although I ve oDear Author,Meeting him was one of the best and worst things happening to me why Well, the best, because I met him and he was him the worst, because our fate was than uncertain, we didn t know what would and could happen next, where would we end up and would we survive It made us desperate and I always knew losing him was a distinct possibility and although I ve only known him a very short time I knew it would gut me.The funny thing was that I didn t really like him in the beginning he was one of those funny guys, always grinning, always in a good mood and a total morning person which annoyed me no end But underneath all that there was a decent guy, a loyal friend and a strong man I was drawn to him like to no other I was afraid he would send me away or laugh at me or worse, tell the others or beat me up should he ever learn about my feelings for him but in the end he was so tender, so understanding of all my insecurities and fears and I loved him even He was the center of my world and would always be even if I should never see him again after this war We got separated in the end and what we had together it was over way too soon, our time together was so short.I came home changed, not broken but a different man It was hard to go on with life but I knew he would have wanted me to try and so I did I found a job, had a small apartment and lived at first minute to minute, then day to day for him I lived and tried to be the good man he always said he knew I was I didn t know where he was, there was nobody I could ask, but one day, out of the blue, his sister contacted me She had tried to find me, she only had that one photo of us and my name, but it s a fairly common name and I was hard to find But she s like him in that sense, never give up, always fighting and going on and so she found me She knew of him and me, what we meant to each other, I was shocked he had told her but when I got to know her better, I learned that she loved her younger brother and supported us She didn t know where he was either he was MIA but that s not dead, right So it s not silly or unrealistic of me to still have hope It wasn t easy to keep on hoping, not to lose faith and believe I d see him again one day In the dark of the night I often lay awake and worried with our fate, cried hot tears about the unfairness of it all, I missed him terribly, even his perkiness in the mornings but in the end hope won out and I was right never to give up.Photo Description Two very young men in WWII era uniforms stand in a field, gazing at each other with their hands clasped I m always aware that prior to about 1950, men were much less self conscious about that kind of pose than became the norm later, but there s something about this photo, the absorbed way they look into each other s eyes and smile shyly, that makes it hard to believe they are not in love The second photo is of two older men, obviously affectionate with each other, sitting at a table or a counter among what looks like the aftermath of a really good party.This story was written as a part of the M M Romance Group s Love s Landscapes event Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story This story may contain sexually explicit content and is intended for adult readers It may contain content that is disagreeable or distressing to some readers The M M Romance Group strongly recommends that each reader review the General Information section before each story for story tags as well as for content warnings.
Recent Comments "Past the Horizon"
intense.i thought the quickening pace was a really interesting structural choice, and while it helped give the wartime section a disconnected feel that heightened tension and deepened suspense, i feel like it also made the final passages too much like a rote litany of facts once the pace hit its highest, breakneck, montage-style paceill interesting, but not effective.
DNFI got exited when I saw this prompt, I love historical m/m romance. I started reading, stopped after Buck and Joe shared a single crushing kiss in a munitions locker. And decided to check out the author's profile b/c the name looked familiar. Yep, there is a reason why this name seemed familiar. I couldn't read this objectively so I'm not going to.
The author did a perfect job of nailing the prompt and the letter. It read so smoothly and realistically, especially for a historical. There was a lot of time and mileage to cover and the detail vs. condensed bits was balanced very well. Loved it!
2.75 starsIn my opinion, this story was too short for the prompt. I held out a lot of hope for this story after reading the stupendous prompt. Needless to say, I was sorely disappointed when I got to the first time jump and realized that there would be quite a few of those, and that it was only a little over 7000 words. All kinds of interesting plot points were alluded to but not shown, faded to black, or they were glossed over, including a very abrupt and (view spoiler)[cavalier seeming way of [...]
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Lovely WW2 historical. It was only short, but a lot of the men's lives were covered. Focuses more on after the war rather than during.It was sweet and comforting story, not a lot of sex.Well written and enjoyable.
I liked this story, it had some good bones in it. Such as the details of the war, the raids and (view spoiler)[ Bucks' escape across Normandy and the tragic deaths of some of the men. Although I would have loved to have had those moments fleshed out a bit further so as to feel their deaths and the peril more.(hide spoiler)]I also loved that after Darla came to look for Buck (view spoiler)[he spent time with Joe’s family, and they showed such great acceptance of him and his relationship with Jo [...]
I'm not going to rate it as I do understand that the Authors that work with Lovers Landscape do so because they want to, because they care about MM and want to be part of the movement to educate those that are still in the dark. That said I'm not a fan of Historical drama, and thought some part did hold my attention more than others the story itself did not call to me. With such a beautiful prompt, I expected more and then to be disappointed with not only the final story but the way it was execu [...]
Rating overviewWriting: ★★Story: ★Characters: ★Overall: ★ (1.33)~~~I have no idea what I just read but it read a little like a shopping list - a lot of content in very little space. I am not usually harsh on Love's Landscapes as I'm aware what a brave thing it is the authors are doing but this really was just I don't knowSoldiers, veterans and lovers - it could've been such a good story if it had just focused on one period of their lives. The prompt was good, the story not so much
This story left me feeling a little conflicted. When I originally saw the photo early in the prompt selection process, I was surprised and excited to see WWII era German military uniforms and was looking forward to reading THAT story. Unfortunately, a different, Americanized story emerged and, while disappointed, I dove in to read about Buck and Joe. And I liked it…for the most part. Then, at the very end, it seemed like the author got bored and just included a "laundry list of life events" th [...]
cute just too quickthis song fits it perfectly thoughmy link textif the link doesnt work it is In Color by Jamey Johnsonand this one though to a lesser extent
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Sneaking up to 3.5 starsFor a very short story this one covers a lot of ground. Starting with the first meeting between Joe and Buck during training as B17 crew members in 1943, through their separation and the news that Joe is MIA. It introduces well Joe's understanding family, and particularly Darla, his older sister. Whilst obviously for it to have a HEA Joe must return the story doesn't just stop there but the author gives a potted history of the family highlights until modern day.
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I am glad I hadn't shied away because if the historical tag. This was really good. A quick paced forbidden love story. But at the end, as much as I loved the closer of the entire family, there was just to many people involved.
Very sweet, but it all went by very fast. It's hard to write a story that takes place over many years, but it seems like most characters were just footnotes by the end. I would have liked to see this expanded into something much longer, with all the details fleshed out more.
Liked it, but considering the short length, the whole conclusion wasn't necessary - I could only keep track of a handful of names, so why would I care what happened to the remaining dozen, never mind their children (and grandchildren)?
Story written for my prompt by D.C. Williams at the Love's Landscapes event :)
Oh I really enjoyed thisloved the journey for Buck, Joe, and the family all together. Very sweet, sad, and beautiful. Thank you!
STORY INFO:Genre: historicalTags: World War II, Battle of Britain, sweet/no sex, family life, whole life through, B-17, bomber crewWord Count: 7,126
Really loved this sweet story. :D[NOTE: I rate most writing event stories (free reads) 4 or 5 stars because of my appreciation of the author's participation and gift.]
Everything felt a bit rushed, but it was a good little story.
Sweet. A welcome step back from the intensity of what I read earlier tonight.
Lovely story! Thank you D.C.
This was really really good!! thank you for such a touching story :)
really good portrayal. loved it!
I enjoyed the characters, and their world and hope I get the chance to read the story again and/or to read more within the series.My Rating System:* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.
All over the place.
That was more like an idea of a book that has to be written yet. That one would be great though.
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