William King


 Novels, short stories, and flash fiction – news and interesting articles.

Gay stories and other tales by myself and other great authors I’ve come across.

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Refugee  :  second edition  Refugee

I’ll Kiss You in the Rain  : second edition  I’ll Kiss You in the Rain

Rompecabezas edited and the chapters updated.

Neon : My latest book is Sci-fi, fantasy set in the future. Now publishing.

chapter seven is online


I am pleased to announce my short story Speechless has been published on Nick Campanella’s blog. A semi-autobiographical story about a library that brings together two boys, reveals some secrets, and leaves them speechless.


Go check it out and read some other great stories by different authors.

Short Stories now has more stories by other authors and don’t forget the flash fiction.



Absolute Beginners.

I’ll Kiss You in the Rain is the first book of the series called Absolute Beginners. It introduces Alex, Matty, and Jake. The story continues in the second book Time May Change Me, which focuses on Alex and Matty, and ‘coming out’.

Absolute Beginners – Book One (Chapter List).

I’ll Kiss You in the Rain is a moment in the lives of three young people. Alex, the principal character who narrates the story is a gay teenager who hides his real self until he discovers his best friend is gay. An unexpected encounter with Jake, who is older and more experienced, leads Alex on a voyage of self discovery. No one is perfect, not even the angelic Matty, Alex’s best friend, they all have their secrets and it’s never going to be easy. 

Download and read as ebook in Kindle: ill-kiss-you-in-the-rain
on your device or other ebook reader. PDF file.

 Beginners – Book Two (Chapter List)

Time May Change Me – When you ‘come out’ it’s not always over in one go, sometimes it’s more complicated. When you’ve found the person you love you don’t want to be apart, sometimes it’s not that easy. Alex and Matty must confront the obstacles thrown in front of them and deal with an episode from the past that they thought was all over with, but which comes back with disastrous consequences.

Rompecabezas – The intense heat and desolation hits you immediately the journey begins at the sordid truck stop, where sex is sold as easily as a beer. Jabez, the boy they call John, is a candy seller working for the hotel barman, a magician who can read people. But there is another reality, the Palace of Dreams where Jabez is the guide to strange events and pleasures. A bond is formed in the search to find El Cuervo de Plata (The Silver Crow).

Download and read as ebook in Kindle: rompecabezas
on your device or other ebook reader. PDF file.  Note: This is the first edition.

The Year We Grew Up.

Three young men endeavour to navigate their way through life, overcome the obstacles that life throws at them and make a future for themseleves. It’s a voyage of self discovery where secrets are revealed and where they must confront their relationships with each other and with their families.



Can you imagine the future when you are thirteen years old? When you’ve lost everything? From the ruins of war in a bombed out town in Syria; the desperation of refugee camps; and slum cities in Turkey, the paramount goal is safety and the impossible: Europe. This story is of our time and does not shy away from harsh reality. There is abuse, exploitation, huge risk, suffering and pain, but there is also romance and a few good souls.

Available as a .mobi file for Kindle or .epub for other ebook readers – contact me to receive your free copy – send an email




In a future where it never ceases to rain, Joel finds himself alone on the streets after curfew. How he got there is not clear, his memory is fragmented. Is it being rescued to find yourself in a sex club? Past, present and future are interwoven, somehow there must be an answer? Perhaps, he is the answer? And what about the other boys? What about the planet? Is there a future?

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