So what I came up with was a “beginnings” story of two 18 year old adoptive brothers whose shared lifelong dream has been to earn their way into the ranks of “the League” of superheroes. I’ve built in some teasers for potential further chapters, including hinting at a post-apocalyptic context and more characters that might get sketched in. The two brothers find themselves wrestling one another for an audition to join the hero training program.
I finally posted a reader-request superhero short story to the Sidelineland wrestling fiction group. As I mentioned before, this was a remarkably long time coming and a lot more challenging than I’d expected. I finally focused on the concept of the typical superheroes “beginnings” story from the perspective of homoerotic wrestling kink.
What sort of super power would you want to have as a full-time homoerotic wrestling extraordinaire? When push comes to shove, what superhuman ability might count for good wrestling kink drama? Those were the sort of questions that finally brought this wandering ship into port and helped me finish off a short story draft that I felt decent enough about to share.
By the end of the 3-fall audition match, both young hunks are bewildered to discover that this wrestling match was like no other they’d experienced. They both tap into aptitudes previously unrecognized, and victory is balanced on skills that they never knew that they had before. Loyalties are tested, and their world is turned upside down as they both start to get the idea that the life of a superhero is something quite different than what they thought it would be.
This may not be the cup of tea for many folks who’re drawn to homoerotic wrestling chatter. It also may not quite line up with eroticized superhero fanatics. But for the narrow slice of you into a homoerotic wrestling superhero fantasy, check it out. If it strikes your fancy, let me know what works and what you might like to see more of. If it’s a miss for you, send me a sample of your own original wrestling fiction to give me an idea of how it’s done right!