Yay! DSP's "Make a Play" started today. I've really been looking forward to it. And kicking it off is J.P. Barnaby with "Bane of Boston". I had to read this first thing Saturday morning with a few nice cups of coffee.
It's a strong start to the anthology with good writing, cuts MCs, a little angst and some hot sex. The story involves a man, Jonathan aka Jack, whose life was ruined after he caught a ball at a Boston Red Sox game and caused the team to lose a chance at the play-offs. The exposure and derision he gets over that ball makes him lose his job, boyfriend, and family. He ends up moving to Chicago and changing his name to escape the stigma. He meets Ryan in a sports bar in Chicago--Ryan is a cute Cubs fan and sports journalist. Ryan recognizes Jack and woos him. When Jack finds out Ryan knew all along who he was he feels betrayed.
The story has a nice arc for a mere 50 pages or so. A great start to the daily dose this year!