Exclusive Excerpt from Standard Candle
by G.B. Lindsey
It’s quiet out. A few porchlights are on, mostly in the tiny apartment complex. Denny’s is one of them. His stoop is plain and flat, just a concrete slab with a railing, a single potted plant at the edge. The broken step is fixed, filled in with barely smoothed cement, and the old screen door has finally been replaced.
When you knock, the front door opens. Den looks bewildered, still in the jeans he wore to the party, the dark lines hugging his legs and washing out to thundercloud blue at the knees. His green shirt’s off, just a thin, ribbed tank top. “Avery?”
“Hey.” The sight of him shoves core deep. You want this. You don’t need any more parties or deals.
About Standard Candle
Denny Wyatt: friend.
Denny, who sleeps in threadbare tees that smell like his cigarettes, who coats his arms in the guts of engines, who kisses like he’s sampling you, scenting you, until you forget that there are things you can’t afford to forget.
Denny Wyatt: with benefits.
It’s not dating. You’ve both done enough of that. You’re both stuck in this town, you’re both going nowhere, but at night, you have each other. It’s sex. It’s an arrangement. It suits you both.
Denny Wyatt: yours.
Tonight, the lie shatters. Denny Wyatt is so much more than friend, than lover, than any one word.
But you’d better speak—better find the words—or he’s gone.
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About G.B. Lindsey
G.B. Lindsey was born and raised in California. Her first love has always been writing: as a child, she cultivated such diverse goals as becoming “a cowgirl and a writer” or “a paleontologist and a writer.”
Aside from her salacious affair with the horror genre, she loves to write sci-fi, romance, historical fiction, and short stories. Other hobbies include playing the piano, voracious reading, the occasional period drama movie night, and devouring scary films. She has a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Newcastle upon Tyne, and now lives with her cat in California.
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