It could be his dream assignment. Aubrey King, the legendary god of alternative rock music has requested to meet with journalist and writer Bryan about penning the star’s memoir. Aubrey and his dark, angsty songs are the reason Bryan was inspired to become a leading rock journalist. His obsession for his career has alienated the women in his life, but Bryan doesn’t care. What really matters to him is the music.
Aubrey King has been out of the music scene for almost ten years—ever since his alternative rock band, Falling in Stereo, broke up. Questions about his sexual preferences have always surrounded him, and now that he’s ready to make a solo comeback, he wants to tell his story, his way. He’s followed journalist Bryan Gallagher’s career for a while and believes that Bryan’s obvious passion for music mirrors his own. He loves his writing style, but is also enraptured by the boyishly handsome writer.
Bryan finds pushing his fanboy nervousness aside is difficult when Aubrey finally stands before Brian. He’s amazed at how little Aubrey has changed—his intense gaze, his unique style and his still youthful looks epitomise the star he’s always been. But Aubrey’s vulnerability when he sings and shares the deeply personal lyrics of a new song triggers something in Bryan that he never knew was there. The need to give himself to Aubrey, to let the rock god do to him what he’s never before desired a man to do.
Rockin’ the Alternative by Morticia Knight told the tale of rocker and fan, their once in a lifetime encounter and the happily ever after they received.
This short story left me satisfied and intrigued at the complete sincerity developed through Ms. Knight’s writing and her portrayal of Aubrey and Bryan.
Slightly dark with a tinge of sadness, a vulnerability permeated through Rockin’ the Alternative, as each man bared his soul and spoke of forever’s as opposed to one night stands.
Aubrey and Bryan were enigmatic characters, embedded with charisma and determination, without being overly bearing in their endeavors.
Morticia Knight captivated my attention as she wrote, creating an almost voyeuristic sense, allowing me to peak into Aubrey and Bryan’s lives.
As always, the sexual encounters are entwined and developed throughout the story, as opposed to tossed in - as an afterthought. Once again, Morticia Knight created a wonderful tale of passion and compassion.
A five handcuff review