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One of my favorite poems is Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken, I guess everyone knows this by now for I always go to those words when I meet unexpected challenges or changes in life. I may be bold in saying this but Liam Livings, you did such a wonderful job in giving life to this favorite poem of mine in And Then That Happened.
What could be considered a diversion from the norm, the author now takes his readers to the romantic side with the story of Dominic and Gabe. The two lovers who were not. The two men who saw friends die from AIDS. The two men who took their friendship to levels their boyfriends could not understand. Heck, they did not understand it either. The point is, they met, they connected, they loved platonically and they moved on.
For Dominic, being in a ten year relationship with his one and only man, Luke, was getting to be a painful experience. Not because of abuse, not because of cheating. No, it was more like they lost their connection somewhere along the way and their roads diverged from the other and there were no side roads to link them.
For Gabe, hanging on to his relationship with boyfriend of four years, A, was painful to endure. Again, not because of abuse but because instead of moving on and doing something about life, A just stopped and expected Gabe to stop as well. Gabe is not that type of individual, he needs to work, he needs to move, he needs to live. Hanging on to someone who would deny life was not something he could bear. But bear he did and went on bearing.
When Dominic meets Gabe, they were like two drowning people who managed to somehow, save each other. No, there was no cheating but others may say their emotions cheated on their existing relationships. They became friends, too close for others' comforts. There was love, but they were of the platonic type. The difference this relationship of theirs made on their respective lives, well that is the story. Things happen, as they always do. Making something out of it, that depends on the individual. Gabe and Dominic made a move to move on, to make a difference in their lives.
Is this a romance? Is this gay fiction? I say it is both but not. It is life as from the words of an author who sees and writes about them.
This made me tear up!
And Then That Happened is published available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk
Until next time,
Liam Livings xx