Leo Bond

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Leo Bond

Location: United States

Gender: M

Member Since: December 2013

Last online: June 2018

Open for read requests: Yes

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Last Updated Apr 25, 2018

I'm Back

I'm back are ready to flood your minds with content, well, more of gentle water your minds but you get the idea. I am rewriting the Broken Bonds novel since it was my first piece of writing and I have been in a slump that prevents me from enjoying writing as much. I used to love writing six years ago when I wrote this book so I hope in doing it again I will find that admiration that I have long since lost. Enjoy!


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My name is Leo Bond and before you ask, no it isn't my real name. It is actually the name of the first character I ever wrote, so in a hope that I never forget my roots I hold his name close. A little bit you should know about me, my books tend to be kind of gruesome or dark, but I like to call it being realistic because I paint the world with words that match it, not words that raise its grandeur greater than it is. I love writing novels, though I've never really trained to do so. Seven years ago I was in a really dark place, at fourteen I was the stereotypical junior high outcast and it resulted in me always being alone so I decided to make myself friends. I picked up a journal from a local convenience store and wrote a story about a boy named Leo Bond was taken from all his family, forced to grow up in isolation. He eventually was able to escape metaphorical facility that was lonesomeness and make friends, the kinds of people I, at the time, would dream of making friends with. So yeah, my novels come from a place of discomfort to give me a safe place to escape to. But more then anything, I throw myself into these works and tend to lose myself, my mind and soul dancing across the paper to sometimes craft beautiful linguistic pieces of literature, but most of the time just end up tripping across the pages and making a mess. If you want an example just go look at the rough draft of Broken Bonds.

 

Growing up I actually loved drawing more than anything, my family loved it but no one in class ever noticed. One day, however, I finally made a friend after they commented on my art, but the next day he stole them and told all the other kids he had drawn them. I gave up drawing after that, I was deeply hurt by that as I grew to become less trusting and open with people, making no friends but keeping all my interests or hobbies to myself to protect what I could. In junior high, I did get into poetry, this time my teachers and fellow students give me praise as they honestly liked what I did. Some would come to me for help writing poetry for a crush or my teachers would use my work to explain how writing poems should be done. But of course what happens to boys who openly like poetry, they become the scapegoat for bullies to take their aggression out on by referring to them as fags or queers. To be honest, it didn't help with the minuscule amount of confidence I already had, but it didn't stop me. What did stop the poetry was when one of the only friends I had started getting into writing poetry claiming I inspired him. How did this stop me you might ask, in a petty way my dear reader, a petty way. The confidence I lacked kept me from being flattered by inspiring someone and instead caused me to see it as another person stealing the one thing that made me feel unique and appreciated. Now I know he didn't intend to come off like that but it was enough to make me quit. 

 

It wasn't until Sophmore year of high school that I became invested in writing novels/ short stories. One day in English my teacher asked us all to write a mystery story, at least five hundred words. I wrote a 15,000-word murder mystery starring a cast of the class I was in, and boy did this catch everyone's eyes. Each student loved what I did with them and to them as characters while my teacher enjoyed the creative take on the project, allowing me to be known as the classroom murder story guy. Ever since then I have had a sick respect for death and the art one can put behind it. With this new found satisfaction I took the story Broken Bond I had started a few years prior and put it on Booksie, bringing in a surprising amount readers and reads. Now with everyone in the school referencing me as the guy who writes amazing literature, I began to take my role more seriously as I took classes in creative writing, literature, and characters. With the help of a few fans on Booksie, a great teacher, my little brother, and a fan called P3ANUT (that you can find on Booksie), I managed to craft myself into what I can say is a passible amateur writer. If you are curious about what I write it is usually fantasy set in modern day, accompanied by what I've been told are thrilling wells described fight scenes as well as original and creative tales.     Link to P3ANUT -> https://www.booksie.com/users/p3anut-121893​

 

I am open to reading requests right now, I only ask you read something of mine in return. Feel free to leave a quickee or dm me if you want to chat or request I read something of yours. I'm up to read most stories, short stories, or poems (even fan-fiction stuff if I know the fandom). Please tell me whatever you think of my writing, the worst feeling is when I keep getting reads but no one leaves a comment. Become a fan if you like what I do and want to be kept updated (KMU if you want to put it in the message). I've been on this site awhile, taking it very seriously at one point but falling off. Now I am back to strike with the force my pen gives me. 

 

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