Kris Tualla, a friend, author and coordinator of the event explained to me the different types of genres for romance novels. Traditional, paranormal, sci-fi and pirate, just to name a few, but I realized that something was missing. So I decided to write my first novel... a bromance novel. That's right, a bromance novel to reach an unreachable audience of "bros". I read this at Arizona Dreamin' and they enjoyed it, so I decided to share it again. Enjoy bro!
By Brian Kohatsu
Chapter One: The Party
“Come on, Zack!” Rachel said to me, “It will be fun. Besides, you really need to meet some new people…not everyone is a d-bag.” Reluctantly, I agreed to go, but I was not planning on staying long.
As we arrived at the party, I recognized most of the d-bags from other office parties… the d-bag from accounting, the d-bag from purchasing and worst of all, her d-bag boss, Austin…what a d-bag.
From across the room I could hear Rachel yell to me, “Zack! Come here! There’s somebody I want you to meet.” “Just great,” I thought, another d-bag’s name I have to try and remember.
As I approached the group Rachel was standing with, I noticed a blonde dude in a True Religion shirt standing next to Rachel’s BFF Tonya. “Zack,” Rachel said to me, “this is Skyler, Tonya’s boyfriend.” “Sup?” I said. “Sup?” Skyler said. Then we fist bumped without even planning it, like we had known each other our whole lives.
Skyler spoke, “Did you see all the d-bags around here? Like that d-bag from accounting, the d-bag from purchasing and her d-bag boss Austin.”
I was astonished. “He’s the worst of all!” I said.
“Totally. What a d-bag,” said Skyler.
I couldn’t believe my ears. Where did Tonya find this dude? We talked for hours about sports, reality shows and other d-bags in the room. It was like we were brothers from another mother. Suddenly Rachel reappeared, “We have to go, I have to get up early tomorrow.”
My heart sank… would I see Skyler again? I finally found a dude that gets me and I have to go? “Why Rachel, why?” But just then, something amazing happened.
Skyler asked, “Hey bro, you wanna hit Avenger’s tomorrow at the superplex?”
What?! Bro?! This was moving way too fast. My heart was a-flutter, but I didn’t want to look too anxious. I calmed myself, “Yeah, that’s cool.”
Skyler nodded, “Meet me at the theater at noon and we’ll grab some grub. Later Amigo!”
Wow, “Later Amigo”…how cool was that. This was the start of a beautiful Bromance…or was it!?