Courting: 15 Years of Life covers fifteen years of the relationship between police officer Joshua Dabbs and lawyer Garrison Williams. Starting with their time in the Marine Corps under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, through a civil union, family drama, and adopting two children together, Josh and Garrison find each other and build a life together.
Filled with sweet domesticity, this anthology is a collection of eleven short stories: six previously published, three based on reader prompts, and four are brand new and only available in this collection.
Words: 82,110. Language: English.
Officer Joshua Dabbs has big Valentine’s Day plans involving his lawyer boyfriend, Garrison, and a certain set of rings. Unfortunately, nothing is going the way Josh planned. Garrison doesn’t think the holiday’s “ruined,” though, so Josh makes his own moment and pops the question he’s tied himself up in knots waiting to ask.
Price: Free! Words: 6,510. Language: English.
Josh has built a life for himself in Vermont, and hasn’t spoken to his own blood relatives in years. But when Josh gets called home to Ohio right before Christmas, he arrives to find that the requirements of his late father’s will have left everyone in an uproar. Luckily, he has a live-in lawyer at hand — He just has to come up with a solution that everyone can live with, including himself.
Price: Free! Words: 7,480. Language: English.
Officer Joshua Dabbs has been working long hours and he’s not thrilled to learn his husband, lawyer Garrison Williams, has planned a weekend trip for two to New York City right before Christmas. Josh hates traveling, so Garrison shows how persuasive a lawyer can be with tactics not fit for the inside of a court room, which leads to the couple opening a very intimate Christmas present early.
Price: Free! Words: 5,880. Language: English.
Officer Joshua Dabbs has been married to his husband, lawyer Garrison Williams, for six years. So he still remembers what Garrison’s like wedding plans, and he knows that when their two good friends decide to tie the knot, he won’t be seeing much of his husband until it’s over. But Josh finds that giving advice to the young couple leads to questions about the future of his own relationship.
Price: Free! Words: 7,340. Language: English.
Officer Joshua Dabbs and his husband, Garrison, met in the Marine Corps ten years ago. Their lives are very different now, and they’re facing another big change yet again. When their friends challenge them to run in the annual Marine Corps Marathon, they find themselves back in D.C. visiting their old stomping grounds and in a friendly competition to see who finishes first.
Price: Free! Words: 7,580. Language: English.
This Christmas is the first time Josh and his husband Garrison are sharing the holiday with their children, Henry and Gabriella. Of course, this being the Dabbs-Williams household, there are crazy dogs, visits from the in-laws, and the uncertain waters of parenthood. But Josh and Garrison have each other, and their family and friends, and a house full of love, so the holidays will be perfect.
Price: Free! Words: 8,120. Language: English