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Do two young male athletes, both guys who happen to be attracted to guys, have to be sexually charged by one another? Is it inevitable they end up fooling around? That’s foolish, of course not. Matt the Jock was working out the situation withMoreDo two young male athletes, both guys who happen to be attracted to guys, have to be sexually charged by one another? Is it inevitable they end up fooling around? That’s foolish, of course not. Matt the Jock was working out the situation with Erick, what happened had no effect on Matthews feeling on being Gay, instead the challenge he faces is the potential ruination of the treasured friendship with his teammate. The confessions of a long-time friend and the introduction to new friends during a clandestine party challenge Matthew’s life trajectory as a teenage student athlete. His story is told through subtle comedy and poignant recollection. -- Matt the JockWhen Stokes (the former Princeton Rugby Guy) candidly reveals the details, from an episode in his past, he unleashes a maelstrom which threatens his union, with his lover, Harvard. Harvard will allow nothing and no one to sway his quest to study at the prestigious halls of learning, his namesake, Harvard College. Stokes, a Virginian, of English and Irish ancestry, and Harvard, an Angelino, born of Mexican ancestry- both young men, different in so many ways- but their struggle is not born of race - but rather - a secret from Stokess past, which pretentious Harvard finds hard to forgive. It irks me to hear people drone on- using their past as an excuse for their present conditions, Harvards words smack him in the face, since the disgraceful interlude from Stokess past, occurred before the two lovers met. Over a two-day visit, the young couple is forced to decide their future together - or apart. -- The Princeton Rugby GuyThis collection of four short stories is an interesting read filled with poetry in motion, humor, and romance. The school age lives of student athletes, young lovers, and pivotal moments that influence the people they will be. The characters in these stories, Merle Becker (WBAI-NYC) calls Lively, innovative, and very funny. While Ding Parajon (former President of the Ma-Ye Theater) says This story is ground-breaking and serves two neglected audiences. There is no other character like Harvard, hes very interesting to get to know, The Legendary Joe Franklin.