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Before I tell you about Jaran, my merman, I thought I'd tell you a little about myself. (at the end is a little surprise)
Being a writer is not something I ever dreamed about, it sort of just fell into my lap. The most writing I'd ever done was in school for book reports or essays, the stuff most kids dread. I think what started it all for me was watching Star Trek, I became a major fan and got involved in my very first fandom. I'm sure most of you have heard of fanzines and that show started it all. I couldn't get enough of fan fiction. I got involved in other fandoms but the one that really made an impact on me, and started me with writing original romance stories, was Brokeback Mountain. After watching that movie I became hooked. I wanted to fix what I couldn't stand. After writing stories in that fandom I noticed my fellow Brokies were writing original stories and getting them published. I decided to try my hand. I never knew I'd be writing gay romance stories but I just love it. This is how Lily Sawyer was born.
Now about "Catch of the Day"
Kellan Murphy is a successful car dealer in Chicago, but he isn't happy with his life. He finds his job boring and wants a change. After the sudden death of his lover he decides to move someplace warm. He sees an ad for the Florida Keys in a magazine and packs everything and moves to the Keys.
Kellan starts his new life as a fisherman and tour guide. He has his own home and boat, but the one thing missing is someone to share his life with. On a rare day off he decides to go fishing and what he finds at the end of his fishing line changes his life forever.
They slowly drove by the expensive house and kept driving down the coast
highway. Kellan kept quiet and Jaran sensed something had changed since he
showed him his old house.
"Something wrong Kellan?"
"Nothing." Kellan smiled at him. "Are you hungry? We can go back to my place or
we can try this new restaurant by the marina." He abruptly changed the subject.
"Okay." Jaran felt some tension between them.
They went to a place called "The Hideaway Café." Kellan led the way and it
didn't take long before they were shown to a table for two out back.
"Are you sure you should be eating that?" Kellan looked at the plate filled with
fish, scallops and a lobster tail that sat in front of Jaran.
"What do you mean?" Jaran said between bites.
"I mean, isn't that like eating your own people?" Kellan said over his surf and
turf plate he'd ordered.
Jaran chuckled. "Kellan, I'm a merman. I didn't turn into a fish. I have to come
up for air to breath."
"How do you sleep if you have to come up for air?" Kellan took a drink of his
"We wrap ourselves at the surface among the kelp beds. In Palmyra we have
special sleeping cells that have air chambers in them."
"So, how long?"
"How long what?" Jaran asked him.
"How long are you planning on staying? I mean, it seems you don't have anything
keeping you here. No home or job."
"I don't know," Jaran admitted to him. "I didn't think I had anything to come
back to land for. I thought I had everything I could ask for out there." He
pointed out to sea.
"It's not like you do now either."
"What is that supposed to mean?" Jaran said, irritated.
"Nothing." Kellan pushed away the plate of food; he'd lost his appetite.
"Don't say nothing. Tell me what's on your mind."
"Fine, you want to know what's on my mind. I was thinking about that fancy house
you had and what I have. I can't compete with that," he said sadly.
"Compete? What are you competing for, Kellan?" Jaran asked softly.
"I guess what I'm trying to say is that I like you and I was kind of hoping
you'd stick around. But I guess that is wishful thinking because I just don't
Jaran was shocked. He didn't realize that Kellan's feelings were starting to run
that deep. After all, they'd only just met. Question was, did Jaran's feelings
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