Title: Double Exposure
Author: Sam Kadence
in Love Has No Boundaries Volume Six
Genre: Young Adult / Gay Romance
A high school boy helping out his aunt on a photo shoot is asked to fill in as a model but as a girl, not a boy. The session leads to a kiss with another boy from school and opens the door to many emotions, dreams, and self-discovery.
This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love Has No Boundaries” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.
Tory helps out his aunt in her photo studio on the weekends. He is really good at being behind the cameras, but has no interest in being in front of them. One day, Lucas Hart, a very popular teen model from Tory’s high school arrives for a shoot, but the female model doesn’t show up. Tory is asked to fill in as a model, dressing like a girl, and partnering Lucas.
The photo session is successful in many ways. Tory gets a kiss, he is asked out for a date, and most importantly he discovers this and that about himself.
Part of growing up was discovering who I was and that discovery wasn’t always going to be easy.
I loved the reaction of Tory’s parents. They’re amazing. It’s what parents are supposed to do: love their children unconditionally.
“Just be you, Tory. It’s you I love, whatever, whoever, you might be.”
Double Exposure is a nicely written, very sweet story. Highly recommended.