to kristophe.com, and my literary attempts and they are just that, at
this point. Time is the true arbiter of what is and isnt good writing,
and perhaps some of what I put to paper will survive the test-that-takes-no-prisoners.
After all is said and done, the readers decide what is good and bad literature,
not the authors, nor the critics.
write for all of the boys, girls, men and women, who have come to the realization
that they are 'different,' with the express purpose of sharing with them
that 'God' does not make mistakes, nor does He (She) have a bad case of
hiccups. There are no accidents in the universe and we are whom we are
for a purpose: to live in lesson, and to learn not only from our lessons,
but the lessons of others, as well. This is what keeps good men and women
Most of my stories are about boys and
their experience of loving other boys, for having lived my life entirely as a male, so far, I think it best that
I not gamble with what talent I possess to attempt to articulate the
experiences of the opposite sex. Perhaps in my next life. There are, of course, stories in my first book which are not of this theme, but share a common thread, nonetheless.
To best illustrate the points I wish to
make with my writing, I use the illustrious tool known as humour. It can
make even the hardest of souls soften, sometimes, and that is my intent.
Portions of my writing, such as the essays in 'The Preponderance of Evidence,'
are of a more serious tone. It is the balance of life - the yin
and the yang - that compels me to use both tools in my work, for
they complement each other.
So, I offer my stories for your enjoyment,
and I welcome open and honest discussion about my work, and the thoughts
behind it, for I do believe that it is by open dialogue that perceptions
can be changed, and differences can be made imperceptible. Some might
perceive my desire to see gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered teens
openly and lovingly accepted for who they are as 'pollyanna,' at best.
From my viewpoint, I'll risk their judgements. The outcome I dream about
is well worth being called all sorts of things, and I've been called far
worse things than that.
The links to the left will take you to select
excerpts from my books, and if you like what you have read, I invite you
to purchase one of my published books.