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SEVEN MINUTES

A short story by Gary Adrian Randall

THIS IS A STORY ABOUT SEX. LOVE. BIGOTRY. AND MURDER.

Adrian is a self-proclaimed artist that lives life according to his own hedonistic urges, for drug fueled parties, sexual experimentation, and dangerous adventure.

Jedd is Adrian's boyfriend, a former frat-boy whose life has descended into a blur of gay excess, which he only kind of pretends to hate.

They are deeply in love.

When one night spirals out of control though, is love enough?

'Sexy, Adrenaline-inducing Thrill Ride, Like a Mix of Quentin Tarantino and Gregg Araki in Novella Form'

The story conveys almost the same kind of edge-of-your-seat feeling as a suspense film.

It's very cinematic in its narrative style, and has the same kind of "holy s---, did that just happen?" vibe of the best of Tarantino's films, with the queer edge and post-modernism of some of Gregg Araki's films, like "Doom Generation" or "Kaboom."

-S. PISCHL

characters

adrian blake

Arrogant. Adventurous. Loyal. Dangerous. Adrian has a long-standing habit of running away. First from his family. Then from his future. Always from himself.

He is constantly searching for fulfillment in all the wrong places and has had a long string of romances, the most current of which is his boyfriend, Jedd.

At the moment he is deeply in love, but is this the real thing, or just another page in his book of adventures?

 

jedd bennet

Headstrong. Sensitive. Kind-hearted. Lost. Meeting Adrian derailed Jedd from his seemingly perfect life. He had always lived according to the rules, but rules have no place in a relationship with someone like Adrian.

For the first time in his life, Jedd is taking a chance on love and the rulebook out the window, after dousing it in gasoline and setting it on fire.

 

Will he be able to handle all the trappings of the gay lifestyle, or will he be swept away by the ever-changing tide of parties, drugs, guilt, and lust?

 

bunny leaven

Outlandish. Fearless. Trapped. Free. Bunny lives her life by the dogma: 'Don't sit still while the seconds blow by'. She makes all her decisions on the fly, most of them obscured by a dusty cloud of cocaine.

After a personal tragedy, her life spiraled quickly into a blur of parties, drugs, and sex. But now she harbors a secret so dark even she can't snort it away.

Will she triumph over her hurdles, or will addiction and guilt eat her alive?

 

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reviews

'Sexy, Adrenaline-inducing Thrill Ride, Like a Mix of Quentin Tarantino and Gregg Araki in Novella Form'

The story conveys almost the same kind of edge-of-your-seat feeling as a suspense film.

 

It's very cinematic in its narrative style, and has the same kind of "holy s---, did that just happen?" vibe of the best of Tarantino's films, with the queer edge and post-modernism of some of Gregg Araki's films, like "Doom Generation" or "Kaboom..."

-S. PISCHL

'Sex, drugs, murder and love....what more could you want?'

 

Aside from a raunchy comedy, it's a very intimate love story that takes you inside the heads of not just the main characters, but everyone they come in contact with.

 

I went from laughing hysterically, to being turned on, to crying. If you are gay, love gays, trannies, sex, suspense, love, then this is a great read for you.

-NADZYBOO

'Gary Randall manages to develop each of the characters in a way it takes some authors an entire novel to accomplish'

We are introduced to several of the characters for only a matter of pages, yet the reader connects with them on a very deep level and is left wanting to know more. What makes this even more amazing is that the entire story takes place over only a single night. One single crazy, big city, not sober, but just believable enough, night.

-MELODY JUNE

'Was This Really Fiction?'

Coming from someone who steers away from anything in the fiction realm, I was completely taken aback by Randall's work.

 

It was a very quick read (even quicker because you couldn't wait to see what ridiculously obscene whack ass situation Randall was going to throw at you next). Seven Minutes makes something like Wahlberg's Requiem for a Dream seem like a Walt Disney story.

LORA F.

'Awesome book - now make it a series!'

This was a fitting read after I read American Psycho and Gone Girl over Christmas. I really dug the quick pace and rapid cuts between action, there's never a moment of down time as Jedd & Adrian paint the town red (so to speak...)

I read it a second time just to get a better grasp on some of the characters - hopefully we'll see a vol. 2 of this series. Soon...

-DD

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