I just finished writing/editing a 17.5K work novella called "Heaven Can't Wait". It's a humorous, bit sexy, m/m romance. I have submitted it to an anthology. I'll let you know how it goes. Here's my (temp) blurb for the story:
Brian Matheson died at the ripe age of nineteen. In heaven he’s informed that his soul is in a limbo state. He’ll have one last chance to redeem himself before he’s thrown into a very nasty pit. All Brian has to do is return to earth and save a life. The trick is, it’s the life of Kevin, his friend Chuck’s roommate. See Kevin is gay, and Brian and all his pals picked on him, making his life a misery. Still, Brian can see the error of his ways now. And he can succeed at this challenge, turn Kevin’s life around, and avoid going to hell. Easy peasy. Right?
Kevin thought he’d left bullying behind in high school. But then his college roommate, Chuck, showed up and turned out to be friends with a bunch of gay-baiters. They loved to come over and give Kevin a hard time, so he spent as many hours as he could in the coffee shop. He was lonely and shy and he was depressed, but he had to hang in there until another room opened up. That and keep his eyes off his drop-dead sexy, uber-straight roommate.
Everyone thought Chuck was a tough guy. He looked the part so he acted the part. But what none of his friends knew is that Chuck, on the inside, was nothing at all like the exterior. He tried to be like all the other guys, but being stuck in a dorm room with the prettiest, gayest twink he’d ever seen was so not helping.
If Brian can untangle this mess, he’ll deserve his wings. Good frickin’ luck.
Hopefully the story will come out in the summer 2014.