Castle Roland


Rick Beck

rickbeck@castleroland.net


Billie Joe's Journal, The Journey

In Progress

Synopsis:

Growing up gay, in small town middle-class America, hasn't gotten much easier today than it was 20 years ago, when this was first written. The question is, as it always has been, can a teen or young adult survive being who and what they are?

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The Gulf of Love

In Progress

Synopsis:

After ten long years, Clay and Ivan have been separated by distance of time and place, and Clay's son, Dylan. Can any love survive this gulf?

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The Gulf
Between Us

Complete

Synopsis:

Clay Olson and his family are leaving Tulsa. At fourteen, moving to an entirely new environment; leaving all his lifelong friends, is the worst thing to happen to him... Until he finds a new friend...

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A Summer's Passing

Short Story

Synopsis:

It's not often it happens. But every once in a great while, you can go back to recapture the past.

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Silent Fields

Completed

Synopsis:

As we read in The Farm Hand, Robert's desire to leave the family farm fell prey to hard times. Robert Jr. was given the opportunity that his father never had. Communication between fathers and sons can be very haphazard, even in the best of times. After 25 years, can Robert and Robert Jr. come to an understanding?

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The Farm Hand

Completed

Synopsis:

Sven epitomizes the type of man that used to be common. A man's man in a man's world. Sven was a man of the world. He'd been places and done things. He never said no to love, no matter who offered it.

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Endless Black Ribbon

Short Story

Synopsis:

Long haul trucking isn't for everyone. But sometimes a team effort does succeed.

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Principal Miscalculation

Short Story

Synopsis:

Not everyone understands irony, especially those who are convinced of their own self importance.

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