Short Story Collection

A collection of short stories with the characters from

"The Notion of" - series.


The Temptation of Gabriel Lee

His fingers push away the black bangs falling into his dark maroon eyes. Eyes that glow with the crooked grin on his lips.

The temptation of Gabriel Lee is hard to resist, if not impossible. Behind the charming smirk of a wink, Gabriel hides a soul in pain. 

After losing his big brother, Gabriel fights to live up to the reputation as the golden child, but the pressure cracks him like a twig in the wind. The only thing keeping his heart pumping, his blood flowing and his mind occupied from the guilt of failure is succumbing to the desire and lust erupting inside him at any given moment.

The pain release, the numbness and momentarily escape comes at a prize. A prize that just might be too hard to pay.

I’m surrounded by ghosts. Lost souls. Dead people.

This is where I’ve decided to have a mental break down.


Dressing Sam in Disguise

The house of cards wavers in the wind. With just one single blow everything will come crashing down. Which is why a man of the house is built like a solid rock. Unmoved. Unbreakable. 

To Sam the notion of a man is a clear picture of his strong, cold and steady dad, who teaches him the ways of caring for the family and shielding everyone he loves from pain. 

With a sick sister and a house that barely stands on its own, Sam realizes his hopes and dreams of a future at college is an unaffordable luxury. 

The man of the house. I hear him. The chant steadying the pace of my beating heart. I move to the rhythm of dad’s words.