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The Things That Changed Me

By Milkfortheblackhearted  (booksie.com)

One destined night in downtown Chigago, two old friends meet. Simon is still more or less the same person, while Dean has become independent - a free spirit. He's having a party that might end up changing Simons life. The story will contain problems such as alcohol, drugs, sexuality - gay and...

Novel | Updated Jul 23, 2014 | Reads: 7 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Teens,Gay,Homosexuality,Romance,Alcohol,Drugs,Chicago,Young,Music,Smashing,Pumpkins,Divorce

Ravinia

By Grecodad01  (booksie.com)

First Published as winning Entry for Ravinia poetry contest Feb 2013 under the name Sharon Gilbert

Poetry | Updated Jun 2, 2014 | Reads: 6 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Ravinia,Home,Chicago

sonya_lavette_bell

Butterflies In Bronzeville

By Sonya Lavette Bell  (booksie.com)

The story takes place in 1962 Chicago, a time of innocence, before the turbulence of the sixties would literally change the world. The characters are best friends from the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago's south side. They are all typical youngsters, wild, carefree, and full of hope, and...

Book | Updated May 18, 2014 | Reads: 13 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: African,American,Butterflies,Bronzeville,Chicago,Friendship,Community,Black,South,Side

florenceosmund

The Coach House

By Florenceosmund  (booksie.com)

1945 Chicago. Newlyweds Marie Marchetti and her husband, Richard, have the perfect life together. Or at least it seems until Marie discovers cryptic receipts hidden in their basement and a gun in Richard's desk drawer. When she learns he secretly attends a mobster’s funeral, her...

Book | Updated Feb 16, 2014 | Reads: 5 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Relationships,Ethnicity,Adversity,Divergent,Cultures,Starting,Over,Chicago

meilee120

The Secret

By Meilee120  (booksie.com)

Heavily bullied Joey is your ordinary 15-year-old boy. He loves Pokemon, food, and hanging with his friends in Chicago. He lives with foster parents Mr. and Mrs. Kagen and older brother Leo. But Joey isn’t what he seems. Born Hannah, Joey is a Female to Male transgender. But that’s...

Book | Updated Jan 10, 2014 | Reads: 54 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 1
Tags: Transgender,Gay,Leo,The,Secret,Boy,Ftm,Girl,Bullying,Bully,Pack,Of,Wolves,Joey,Chicago

Loot At Me And What Do You See

By Damha10  (booksie.com)

Talks about the turbulence societies have over us as individuals. We live in a world of judgements, conceptions, realizations,norms and values that we have to abide by.

Poetry | Updated Jan 4, 2014 | Reads: 9 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Non,Fiction,Death,Government,Control,Society,Impacts,People,Humans,Chicago,Young,Adults,Attitude,Life,Way,Of,Secrets,Careless,Careful,Writers

susanbethmiller

Air Hunger

By Susanbethmiller  (booksie.com)

This is Chapter One of a new novel that has a psychotherapy relationship at its center. In chapter one, we meet the therapist, Martin Bedlo, and his new patient, Peter Henley. We learn what has brought each man to this meeting.

Novel | Updated Dec 1, 2013 | Reads: 10 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Psychotherapy,Therapy,Therapist,Shrink,Literary,Fiction,Mens,Chicago,Moody,Men,Infidelity,Mama's,Boy,Malpractice,Marital,Crisis,Ethical,Lapse

elizena1861

Journey's Await

By Elizena1861  (booksie.com)

I love Chicago and all the wonderful things it has there. Working there, enjoying the beaches, watching the lights during Christmas at Daley Plaza always has me coming back for more. However, although it's a great place to visit, there's no place like home. (Preach it Dorothy!!)

Short Story | Updated Sep 23, 2013 | Reads: 9 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Chicago,Words,Beach,Working,Train,Tranquility,Daley,Plaza,City,Lights,Christmas,Childlike,Joy

elwalterno

The Grey Line

By Elwalterno  (booksie.com)

Born to a impoverished family in South Chicago, Sindile Johnson must learn the hardest lessons of life in this riveting and sometimes heartbreaking Novel that tells the story of his life and the ones around him, as Sindile begins to learn that life is not just black and white, and sometimes it...

Novel | Updated Sep 21, 2013 | Reads: 41 | Comments: 3 | Likes: 0
Tags: Action,And,Adventure,Thriller,War,Army,Gangs,Chicago,South,Grey,Line,Morals,Ethics,Right,Wrong,South-side,Death,Family,Trial,Prison

roger_burgraff

Deacon's Winter

By Roger Burgraff  (booksie.com)

Because of the life he’s lived—the streets of Chicago, the Army as an MP, and all at a young age—Deacon Adellius is dedicated to righting wrongs wherever he finds them. When he discovers a woman beaten and half-frozen in Chicago’s Saint Sebastian Catholic Church, he...

Book | Updated Jun 18, 2013 | Reads: 4 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Chicago,Religion,Thriller,Mystery,Suspense

poeticjusticebri

Hadiya Tribute

By Poeticjusticebri  (booksie.com)

A Poem About Another Senseless Chicago Murder R.I.P Hadiya Pendleton

Poetry | Updated Jun 2, 2013 | Reads: 10 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Hadiya,Chicago,Violence

vanecko

To The Streets

By Vanecko  (booksie.com)

Four kids from very different backgrounds slowly drift towards each other and a life that none of them are expecting. Serialized novel, let's go!

Novel | Updated May 20, 2013 | Reads: 37 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Parkour,Free,Running,Prep,School,Chicago,Street,Kids,Abuse,Pyromaniac,Marijuana,Weed,Addiction,Siblings,Runaways,Away,Death

izzy_tragedy

The Girl With Antlers

By Izzy Tragedy  (booksie.com)

The thoughts of an 18 year old trying to deal with growing up, mistakes from my past, and fears of what's to come.

Novel | Updated Apr 20, 2013 | Reads: 7 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Diary,18,Year,Old,Chicago,Fears,Thoughts,Paranoia,Honest

What We Call Life

By Ryin Kelsin  (booksie.com)

Following the love experiences of seven different people who are all connected in some way. Lana Montgomery is a single mom of two. She works at day care and is involved with AA. Teddy Hoffman is a single lesbian bar tender who tends to be a bit of a player. Dylan Montgomery is a Junior in high...

Novel | Updated Apr 12, 2013 | Reads: 31 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Dating,Chicago,Love,Romance,Lesbian,Straight,Mother,Aa,Alcoholism,Affair,Divorce,Children,Ceo,Drama

The Chicago Paperboy

By Loveliftedme  (booksie.com)

Eighteen year old paperboy Charlie Montgomery gets a job promotion and begins delivering papers in a rich Chicago neighborhood, where he meets the love of his life, and the story goes on from there.

Novel | Updated Apr 12, 2013 | Reads: 19 | Comments: 2 | Likes: 1
Tags: Romance,Thriller,Chicago,Illinois,Charlie,Maybelle

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