This is the first in a three-part series of accounts of my belated passage to full manhood and my final embracing of my sexual identity. This chapter has been more or less ready these past couple years. I had worked on it as an extended story all in one chapter, but have finally seen fit to publish it in three chapters.
ADDITION - 3/18/23 - Here's my long-awaited next chapter....and I'm skipping ahead to part three! I spent six years laboring over this part, the climax (!!!!!). I am now at work on the middle chapter, a minor plot addition. I hope I'm not spoiling the entire story for you--but I've always had a weakness, myself, for sneaking peeks at the end of a book. (You should try it sometime.)