So, every year, the Torquere authors pick a charity and a theme and this year we chose Leather Bound (because leather is the gift for the 9th anniversary) and NOH8 for our charity.
I'm super-tickled to have done a charity short for 5 years in a row now, and this year's it was easy to pick a couple to listen to. You see, Sam (from Roughstock: File Gumbo) has taken up a new hobby since his traumatic brain injury and he wanted y'all to know how they were doing...
Official type blurb: Beau Lafitte is happily retired from bullriding, and glad his lover Sam is recovering from a terrible injury. The problem is that with Sam taking up a new hobby, Beau is lonely. Can he get Sam to understand that what he needs are words, not leather chaps?
Oh, it wasn't that Sam had left him or even gone away or nothin'. He was just down in the barn, working on a saddle commission for Balta de Silva, and Beau hadn't seen the man in five days.
Boudreaux whined, tale thumping, and Beau got up to feed all the dogs. Then he was gonna go get his man, maybe talk some turkey about taking the trailer out for the weekend. They could head up to the mountains in Arkansas for a couple three days, camp out, love on each other.
If he didn't get Sam out of there soon, Beau was afraid Sammy'd make him leather undershorts. It was bad enough that Ace's girl was knitting the Horsemen penis cozies. When Steele had told him that, Beau had damned near busted a gut.
"Sammy? Baby? You in here?"The tap-tap-tap of the little mallet stopped and Sammy waved at him, offering him a wide, bright smile.