Saturday, April 15, 2017

Character's Dirty Secret for M #atozchallenge

Theme: Characters & Their Dirty Little Secrets.

I hope you enjoy today's entry as we feature another secret for your enjoyment, thrills, chills, and possibly appalling reactions. I tried to keep it under 500 words for each day's entry. Come see what we have in store for you today in a fictional character's own words...

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Mikhail’s Darkest Secret
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Title: Not So Silent Night

I am a member of one of the last great werebear clans in Russia, some the toughest and proudest shifter clans in the world. My brother and I are sons of the Alpha, meant to carry on the ways of our people. Instead my brother ran off and married an American witch. Don’t get me wrong, I am happy for him and his new wife. Truly I am. However now that leaves me to be the new Alpha to our clan and I am not sure that I am capable to live up to the expectations being placed on me.

See, there is something that my clan does not know about me. Something that hardly anyone knows about me, not even my family. I am known as the party boy, the son always out sewing his wild oats. Everyone thinks of me as a ladies man, something that is expected of an Alpha before he finds his true mate. This is indeed true, but only half of the story. It’s my love of men as well as women that I am not sure many in my clan would understand.

To my knowledge no Alpha has come out admitting to his liking of men as well as women. We are expected to reproduce and increase our numbers. Dalliances with other females are overlooked. Affairs with men have never been mentioned. Remember we are a product of our country as well and homosexuality and bisexuality are not normally spoken of in Russia and it is no different amongst the shifters in my homeland.

Now I am a man torn between the duty to my people and the need to be myself. On a visit to my brother he discovered my secret and now I know it is a matter of time before others learn of it too. Do I forgo my personal needs and desires for the betterment of my people, or try to forge a new path where I can be and Alpha as well as myself? Time for a decision nears and I am not sure what I will choose.

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