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Charles W. Harvey is a native Houstonian and a graduate of the University of Houston. In 1987, Charles was a 1st place prize recipient of PEN/Discovery for Cheeseburger, which went on to be published in the Ontario Review. In 1989 Charles Harvey was awarded the Cultural Arts Council of Houston Grant for Writers and Artists. Also in 1989 he was a finalist in the MacDonald's Literary Achievement Awards. Charles has been published in Soulfires, Story Magazine SHADE, High Infidelity, The James White Review, and others. He believes fiction should tell the truth. He likes complicated characters because he believes still waters run deep, and in that depth lies the truth.

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Betty's House
by Charles Harvey
Betty is a take-charge woman with a weakness for men down in their luck. Her men soon prove themselves to be unfaithful and suffer Betty's wrath. Her latest nameless lover who Betty met in the "Chicken N Biskit" is no different. He cheats on Betty with her best friend after Bonnie. He very much the dog he says he is.  What else would...
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Urban Tales
by Charles Harvey
Urban Tales are about us, at least some of us. They are about us being funny and about us loving, lusting, and sexing. Only us could have "Dozens" players in our Christmas story. Only us know how to tip over on the down-low. These stories are streetwise, but yet will make you think and won't shortchange you.  These are long and short...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Romance
Black Queen
by Charles Harvey
A Short Story Is the party over at thirty-nine? Cleon doesn’t think so. He’s about to turn forty and desires to hold onto his youthful days. He buys a new computer, downloads the latest dating apps, and goes on a quest to find the love that has eluded him. Will he find love or disappointment? This is the tale of many gay men...
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Americana
by Charles Harvey
Introduction to Americana Poems can be reflective or reactionary. In a reflective mood, the poet comments on past events. His or her voice may be calm, wistful, and longing. They are preservers of the moment. When poets put on their reactionary mantle, they are more vocal and want to move themselves and others to action In this small...
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David, Jonathan, and Sylvester
by Charles Harvey
Through hard work and good luck David "Big Nose" Calloway navigates through the Jim Crow South and into the plush chandeliered Walnut Grove Country Club. There he meets Jonathan Knapp a fellow businessman. Jonathan tries hard to befriend David. However, David remains aloof and distant. Jonathan's anger sends him on a quest for revenge...
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3AM - Poems and Stories From The Other Mind
by Charles Harvey
Some readers find comfort in reading poetry, as one feels at ease with a cat on the lap. But some poems rocket you out of your comfort zone. They have the audacity to get in your face and shake your rump up. Robert Frost said, "Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words." However, I believe words...
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Buck Wile is Butt Naked In Da City (Buck Wile Stories)
by Charles Harvey
Buck Wile finds himself in jam after jam because of that "Ol' Eleven." Can a Black man get any love? Not if he's Buck Wile. Ladies may hate to love Buck Wile, but can't help themselves. Brothers will want to create their own Lady Cop fantasy after reading Buck Wile's "Lady Officer."Excerpt:And I’m going to sue that singer Charlie...
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The Blue Train To Heaven
by Charles Harvey
This short story by Harvey captures the sibling rivalry of two brothers from Ghana. Join Elijah as he tells his story to a Reporter who is writing an article on an elaborate burial coffin. Under the backdrop of the wacky world of Ghana coffin makers, comes this tale of two brothers, Elijah and Ashong. Humor masks the subtle...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction
Roommates
by Charles Harvey
Omar and Rock Hardwood share an apartment in Atlanta, the Black Gay capitol. Omar is the goody two-shoes young college student and a member of "Rebirth" Baptist Church headed by Pastor Daddy Longlegs. Rock Hardwood is his stripper roomie. Despite being "opposites," the young men seem to always wind up in some very erotic hijinks in...
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How I Got Over
by Charles Harvey
These poems  tell the story of love gone bad. There are no chocolates, roses, or cupids in these "love stories." These poems tell the bitter truth about love. Romance is for dreamers. In these poems, the candy has turned bitter and the roses have dried up.The narrator in "How I got Over" shares with us her unrequited with a man cool to...
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The Power Plant
by Charles Harvey
A young man's coming of age story. Innocent and sweet with menacing undertones. In the Power Plant our protagonist works in his University's boiler and chiller facility typing reports and running errands. He's nineteen and trying to deal with his attraction to men while feeling he should be in love with women. Harvey's work has...
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Bedroom Tales
by Charles Harvey
For gay men and, women who love gay erotic stories Who needs sleep when you can read something hot? The picture on the cover isn’t the only thing sizzling. And you thought you were to old for books with pictures? The stories are nice too. An Excerpt from The Smoke Detector: I placed my thick juicy steak on the small flaming grill....
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The Last Supper
by Charles Harvey
A Kindle Short Read Warning! Don't be fooled by the title "The Last Supper", these are not religious poems. These poems embrace the intersection of the Sacred and the Profane. At that intersection lies the forbidden. These poems are forbidden to you if you are easily offended, if you read the lines but not between the lines. If you...
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Odd Voices In Love
by Charles Harvey
For those who love short storiesThis collection, Odd Voices in Love, showcases the short works of prize-winning author Charles W. Harvey. The title bears witness to love in lust and in trouble. Unlike romance novels and stories, these epistles paint a candid picture of love and the yearning for love. You will note that unrequited or a...
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Roommates and Nosy Sister Clarabell
by Charles Harvey
The Roommates are back at it again. They are joined by their nosy neighbor Sister Clarabell Hocklight, who spends a lot of time eavesdropping through the wall that separates their apartment. She gets earful after earful of the young men’s lustful shenanigans through her jelly-glass pressed firmly to her ear and the wall. The only thing...
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Roommates and Collected Stories
by Charles Harvey
Life is no fun without spice, humor, and a little bit of naughtiness. And if your roommate makes you wear a pig’s mask while having sex in front of thousands logged into a gay video chat line, so what?  This book of stories takes you on a ride—from the college dorm to the streets of New Orleans. Who says guys can’t do it at the...
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Into The Water, A Short Story
by Charles Harvey
In this fictionalized account, Money Mississippi, notorious for the brutal murder of Emmett Till has had a one hundred and eighty-degree turn from its old ways. A mile from the infamous Bryant’s Grocery and Meat Market sits a big shiny blue Walmart along an avenue populated with fast food restaurants and a Starbucks. Young black men...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
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