Sam is sick, and he wants one last thing. He wants Xavi to be with him, to stay with him until the end. Xavi drops everything and promises Sam he will be there.
As they travel across the countryside in a stolen sea-green Cadillac, they search for something neither has the courage to admit he’s looking for. But as the days slip away, Xavi isn’t sure he can keep his promise; he isn’t sure about anything. He can’t help Sam do this. He can’t stand by and watch Sam suffer, can’t be content to let Sam give up.
Saving Sam becomes the only thing that makes any sense, the only thing Xavi wants. Loving Sam becomes the most important promise he will ever make. Now he just has to convince Sam that life—and love—are worth fighting for.
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Cat gives this one 4 Meows with a 2 Purr heat index...
Sam shows up at Xavi's work to say goodbye, to tell him that he is dying. Xavi promises to take him to a field of wildflowers and not leave his side so he doesn't have to die alone. Along their journey things change... but is it too late?
This is a beautifully written, poignant short story about two men. One that always loved the other and the other too confused to realize his feelings before it may be too late. I will warn you that there are some very sad parts, but the story is lovely, sweet at times and full of angst. I suggest having a tissue handy.
Suki Fleet's first novel This is Not a Love Story won Best Gay Debut in the 2014 Rainbow Awards, and was a finalist in the 2015 Lambda Awards.
You can contact Suki at firstname.lastname@example.org
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