Title: Catch Me
Author Name: A.R. Moler
Publication Date & Length: December 5, 2014 – 45pgs
When the SWAT team leader says no to Christmas, you have to wonder why.
It’s Christmas time and Ben Sullivan is having problems getting his boyfriend, Tyler Czuba, to commit to a holiday schedule. Tyler has finally come out to his SWAT team and his relationship with Ben is now out in the open. Tyler has always worked on Christmas and doesn’t seem willing to compromise this year either. When Tyler ends up on desk duty, Ben thinks that maybe that family Christmas will work out after all. But Tyler explodes over the issue. Suddenly, Ben has to wonder if their relationship will even survive the holidays at all.
My favorite part of the story was when Ben finally coaxed the truth out of Tyler about his dislike of Christmas. It was so well done–the emotional tone, the way Ben used all the right tactics, and their eventual conversation (which had details, but again, not too many).
This was a great feel-good read.
A.R. Moler is a chemistry professor at a community college, a homeschooling mom and an avid science fiction fan. She is a devotee of first hand research for her writing whenever possible and to this end has – learned to fire a handgun, been rappelling, ridden with both EMS and the police, flown a helicopter, bought a motorcycle and learned to ride it. She has traveled to nearly all the places where her stories are set and taken hundreds of photos for documentation. She has been writing since her high school years, but only recently has become published. Her fiction can be be found at Torquere Press, Cobblestone Press and MLR. Her blog is http://www.playdohstoichiometry.blogspot.com and is entitled Playdoh, Legos and Stoichiometry. When asked why such a name for her blog, she commented that it reflects 3 of the many phases of her life. Her daughter is 10 years old and was an avid playdoh artist, her son is 14 and owns enough Legos is fill a 55-gallon drum and the stoichiometry–one of the most challenging topics to many chemistry students.