Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Shadowboxing will be back next Wednesday

Hello, all -

Somewhat embarrassedly, I return! It's been well over a year since I last posted - in 2018, I got overwhelmed with both professional and personal events (luckily mostly positive ones). I am very touched and a little flustered that people even posted comments in the meantime asking when Shadowboxing would continue. As always, cheers to everyone who hangs out here, and to Lee & DG for hosting the blog.

Next Wednesday, I'll pick back up with Chapter 14. There are only a few chapters left, but they're long, so I'll post some in parts so as to spread things out.

If you'd like to catch up on what came before... Shadowboxing is a moody, slice-of-life-y gay romance featuring Asher, a sensitive soul who has cerebral palsy, and Roy, a loner with a stutter:

Shadowboxing: Table of Contents

Shadowboxing: Chapter 13 (last post)

While I was previously agonizing over finishing Shadowboxing, I posted "The Nerve Interpreter," a 3-part short story also featuring a protagonist with CP. It's likewise moody and romantic in tone, though not an outright romance; the story focuses more on the protagonist's relationship with his disability, and on an imagined (science fictional) assistive technology. You can check that out here:

The Nerve Interpreter

Thank you again for all the support. See you next week!

- R


  1. OMG Shadowboxing is one of my favourite stories ever posted on this site and I was so distraught when you stopped posting it. But now, now I am over the moon! On a pretty shitty day you have just made it so much better. Thank you so much, and I am so looking forward to next week!!

  2. Omg, thank you so very much, Rowan! I was just the other day rereading it and thinking about how sad it was that we never got to see the rest of it. Welcome back to the stories blog!! Thanks for coming back!

  3. So glad to have you back. Really live this story

  4. Ooohhhh yessss! Thanks for coming back! I've really missed the story! Your writing style is amazing.

  5. Yes, yes, yes, yes!! Thank you so much already, love this story, so excited to see it go on. When is Wednesday already?