It started vaguely for me. I found a photo of Travis Fimmel looking so lovely but with some underlying attitude that I wanted to explore. I really love this photo and knew I had to write his story someday. But what was his story?
Then I found another shot of him looking so much sweeter and I knew I had to have both sides of him in this story. Attitude would protect sweet.
But why did he need protecting?
Then I discovered the Xdress.com website and all the deliciously wonderful outfits and lingerie designed and made for men to wear. What if this sweet man had a secret? What if he loved to dress up, bend his gender, but was entirely too frightened to let anyone know?
What scared him? What happened to make him hide this side of himself? I thought I needed a better reason that just betting his peers wouldn’t understand or approve. So I raised the stakes for Truman by having him get caught dressed up and feeling so fine. Caught, outed, and abandoned by everyone he thought was supposed to love him unconditionally. Then I gave him scholarships for academics and sports that he cannot attend college without, but that could be taken away from him if he isn’t vigilant about his studies and staying on the team. If he loses either scholarship, he’s homeless and alone all over again.
So I had to give Truman a love interest who’s going to shake up his world, test his beliefs, and draw him out into the light…or just push him into it.
Missy Welsh writes gay, bi, and trans erotic m/m romance short stories, novellas, and novels.