Gabriel Barone

Gabriel Barone is a freelance writer, professional makeup artist, and full-time fan of the written word. He has won two championship awards for his slam poetry, and continues to explore controversial topics about gender, sex, love, friendship and family. He resides in Toronto, Canada. He has won two championship awards for his slam poetry, and continues to explore controversial topics about gender, sex, love, friendship and family.




The Night Rules

Giles and Aidan are childhood friends who grew up together but went separate ways. Aidan is a successful, nominally straight, businessman; Giles is a sex worker, risking himself with unpleasant and sometimes unstable clients to pay his rent. A lifelong bond holds them together, restricted to an occasional night’s passion by strict rules Aiden requires to protect his public image. One night though, as Aiden sleeps off the evening’s sexual adventures, Giles makes a decision that changes everything for the two of them. (M/M)