Working It Out

It was about a year and a half ago that I asked some of the earliest members of the Producer’s Ring homoerotic wrestling fiction group what ideas they might like to read for new stories. Several story lines emerged, including the “All-Stars” division of professional athletes vying to cross over into the high impact career of the entertainment industry (in my imagined post-apocalyptic, postmodern alternate reality known as the Producer’s Ring). Another idea I stewed on for many months was the suggestion of a superhero story line. I tried the concept on for size several times, starting and scrapping a bin full of ideas. I ran some early drafts by a frequent collaborator, who was full of encouragement despite not really finding the superhero motif his cup of tea.

“Hank & Brett – Brothers In Arms”

Finally, late this summer I posted a pilot over at Sidelineland, following two adopted brothers on their quest to join the ranks of superhero recruits-in-training. It’s something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, so to speak. Justin Hartley and his Smallville role are my model for one of the brothers, Hank, who has quickly learned that, when under duress, he can move faster than the eye can see. Hank’s brother, Brett, has been a little slower to pick up on the fact that his remarkable power involves his ability to trigger mind-numbing, overpowering sexual lust (now that’s a superpower!).

“Brick – from Chapter 2”

The superhero series hasn’t generated many comments, but I’m finding myself returning to it with some frequency and enthusiasm. It’s become my most integrated serial product, with my attempt to construct two detailed story lines that intersect and illuminate one another, progressively building both plot character development. It’s not going to get me any literary awards, but I’m enjoying it, and more importantly, I’m enjoying writing it, which frankly is what this whole endeavor is about for me.

“Sting – from Chapter 3”

As is my way, I’ve fallen in love with all of the characters, including the “villains” (especially the villains!). I believe all superhero genre creative products are, essentially, morality tales, with mine being no exception. Witnessing and mid-wiving the self-discovery of Hank and Brett alongside of their disillusionment and reconstruction of what the world of superherodom can be makes me just want to curl up with them and all of their buddies, which is sort of what if feels like as I write them.

“Remote and Spike – from Chapter 4”

It helps to have a mental picture Justin Hartley, Daniel Ashton Johnson, Carlos Freire, Brandon Myles White, and Jerry East in mind (among many others) as the scaffolding upon which I’m building these characters. I’ve just posted chapter 4 in the series over at Sidelineland, in which Brett gets more deeply in touch with his superpower even as he allows himself, despite himself, to experience intimate trust with his teammate Jolt. The chapter’s climax features a team match that presents Brett and Jolt with, perhaps, more than they can handle. As is the theme for everything that this blog revolves around, the story explores the intimacy and implicit (and explicit) sexuality of combat.

“Team Jolt & Nova(Brett) – Chapters 2 & 4”

Every time I post a piece of original work, I feel a pang of vulnerability. And each time I grapple with the anxiety of being read and judged, I think I grow as a writer and, frankly, as a person. I hope others will travel down this path as well with me. Anyone with a piece of original writing to share is welcome to submit it for posting at Sidelineland. It doesn’t have to be long (or short) or polished or perfect, by any means. Just a sign of your act of courage, opening up your homoerotic wrestling kinked imagination for others to enjoy, extol, and encourage.

Year in Review – Favorite Moment #2

My second favorite moment in blogging in 2010 has been the rise of the collaborative spirit in my little homoerotic wrestling fiction universe. Late last year I started a sister-site to my homoerotic wrestling fiction collection, the Producer’s Ring. Sidelineland was intended to be a place where writers and readers could share their original fiction, give and receive feedback, and collaborate on projects. I’ve posted several of my non-Producer’s Ring-related fiction there, including some BG East fantasy fiction as well as my stab at a reader-request superhero piece that I’m getting more and more into as I’m starting to write chapter 4.



I was thrilled to see reader contributions start to come in for Sidelineland in 2010. Nipmuck, Austin, Swito, Bearhugs and Robeboy have all put up some hot wrestling fiction text to share. I find that reading the wrestling fiction of others is a major turn-on. Stepping into the imagination of another wrestling kinkster and being drawn to the details that spark their kink arousal is potent, intimate, arousing stuff, as far a I’m concerned.



Another sweet turn-on has been collaborating on stories with other authors. I can be a little bit of a control freak, so I wasn’t sure how this would turn out. When Swito first proposed a joint project, I was eager but cautious. He was keen to get his hands into the plotline of the Secretarial Pool in the Producer’s Ring, just as I was loosing some steam with that plot. Swito’s got a soft spot for Andrew Stetson, and he’s got something understandably hard for Andrew taking a beating. So Andrew’s surprise beatdown and fall from grace at the hands of Aussie Rugby centerfold Nick Youngquest emerged from Swito’s first authorship and my filling in some details here and there. Part 2 of that story was also a joint effort, with me picking up the primary text as Nick handed Andrew over to Ashton for a full squash reckoning of Andrew’s overdrawn accounts.

A third collaboration with Swito last Spring was 95% his concepts and text, with me just tinkering at the margins. He wrote the fantastic scenario of Chris Hemsworth getting a reality check on his way to collect the fame and fortune that’s just about to cash in from playing the Norse god/superhero Thor. My #1 vampire crush, Alexander Skarsgård, was one Swede none to happy that Hollywood passed over true Norsemen to hand the legendary role to an upstart Aussie.

This autumn I was approached by Bearhugs who wanted to suggest a match for me to write, but I cleverly turned the tables on him and made him co-author the piece with me. The story of a closet-case conservative political operative who gets worked over physically, sexually, and psychologically by a hot sado/wrestling kinked “threesome” (also the title of the match) was very much a joint effort.

To follow up, Bearhugs recently sent me a pro-wrestling match of his own (now posted at Sidelineland as “Shane’s Big Break,”) cleverly turning the tables back on me with a cocky little challenge for me to write “part 2” of Shane’s Big Break, as the action continues in the locker room. Never one to back down from a challenge (and, not surprisingly, turned on by it), I’m already  working on a draft of how things turn from bad to worse for poor Shane who was just hoping for a square shot at pro-wrestling stardom.


The final collaboration that I’m celebrating this year developed from an email request from Metellus. He’s been hands-on every step of the way as we’re working to bring his BG East fantasy match to life, soon to be posted at Sidelineland. Metellus has supplied the protagonist (breakout blond South African sixpack model, Cobus Jonker), and together we’ve selected for his debut bout one of the most merciless masked musclehunks that BGE has to offer, The Enforcer. At first glance, it seems like Cobus finds his way into the ring with BGE’s resident beast-of-few-words out of sheer chance, but he turns out to be no doe-eyed rookie being led like a lamb to slaughter. Enforcer has his big, strong hands quite full, and the boys of BGE can’t help but be impressed with Cobus’ bid to set up shop as their new resident babyface heel.



Damn, I love this! Even my massively endowed imagination (if I do say so myself) couldn’t have thought up all of these fantastically hot scenarios on my own. The give and take, the ins and outs of homoerotic wrestling fiction collaborations have been thoroughly delightful, inspiring, and absolutely arousing. As I toast to a year of working together, I’m also hoping to read more from the imaginations of more wrestling kinksters in the new year, and looking forward to continued successful collaborations to come!

Trinkets for the Holidays

Just a few items of “business” before I head out to wade my way through the sea of fellow procrastinators today. First, I will shortly (later today) upload a new chapter in my superheroes homoerotic wrestling fiction series over at Sidelineland.

The first chapter introduced Hank and Brett, to young hunks auditioning to achieve their lifelong dreams to become superhero crime fighters. The seconds chapter focused specifically on Brett’s introduction to the training program of the Legion of Superheroes, and his slow realization that not only are the other recruits more remarkable then they first appeared, but he too is brining more to the wrestling mat than just his stunning body, championship skills, and fierce determination.



Chapter 3 will follow Brett’s brother, Hank, as he has a somewhat harder landing into the training program. Hank’s team of recruits is lorded over by a particular nasty sadist heel by the name of Sting.



It’s a little Lord of the Flies, I freely admit, as Sting and his two henchmen, Buck and Vapor, turn teammate-bashing into a science. Hank quickly finds himself a target of Sting’s machinations, and only the team coach, Barry, holds any hope of intervening on Hank’s behalf. In the end, Hank is forced to make a difficult decision regarding who he wants at his back within this team of backstabbers. The enemy he knows, in Sting and his boys, or the unknown quantity of his coach, Barry.



I’ll also be uploading a new reader contribution by Bearhugs, who’s challenged me to write a Part 2 to his excellent Part 1.



Finally, everyone’s weighing in on the relative merits (or demerits) of Tron. So apropos of nothing, I’d just like to say that I enjoyed it, but wouldn’t exactly pull for it to win any Oscars. And Zuse was “supposed” to be gay?! Perhaps there’s a critique there to be made of gender and gender stereotypes, but honestly, I did not see him as a “gay” character in the least, much less someone posing a cautionary morality tale about sexuality of any sort. Much ado about nothing, as far as I’m concerned. Enjoyed the movie. Think Michael Sheen is a genius of an artist. Will likely own it and happily watch it repeatedly to make myself feel more hopeful about things like net neutrality and Wikileaks (fight the power!).

Brothers in Arms

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.


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.

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!