Noah and Me: A Gay Coming-of-Age Love Story by Maxwell Carlsen

Sixteen-year-old, bisexual Todd falls madly in love with Noah, the cute boy in Free Enterprise class whom he doesn’t know very well.

Noah and me: a gay coming-of-age love story

Sixteen-year-old, bisexual Todd falls madly in love with Noah, the cute boy in Free Enterprise class whom he doesn’t know very well. What happens when Noah invites Todd to his house for the afternoon? Does Todd find love?

Genre: FICTION / Gay

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Coming of Age

Language: English

Keywords: boy, gay, gay fiction, coming of age, gay boy fiction, love

Word Count: 3217

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Noahand Me: A Gay Coming-of-Age Love Story


Maxwell Carlsen


Copyright 2018 Maxwell Carlsen

Cover Photograph Credit: Sundikova/






April 1987


Noah sat next to me in Free Enterprise class. We sat in the back, on the left, near a long row of windows. He had the most beautiful brown eyes imaginable. His brown hair matched mine. I knew I was in love! I wanted to rest my head against his chest and listen to his precious heart beating. I wanted so much to hug and kiss him, to feel his handsome body against mine.

When I was twelve, I really liked both girls and boys. But most people didn’t accept gays, especially the kids at school. Now, we were sophomores. I turned sixteen two months ago, and Noah turned sixteen last month. I overheard him telling the teacher he was old enough to get a driver’s license. 

Noah had some muscles, but he wasn’t one of the jocks. Neither was I. We weren’t with the nerds or stoners, either. He was a preppy; I was just a regular student. 

We didn’t even know each other.

“Do you think it’ll be easy?” Noah asked as we sat in our seats waiting for the test to begin. “I’ll do well enough, I assume,” he added. I felt like the runt of the litter. He was a good student, so he just assumed he’d do well on the Arizona statewide high school testing exam. But that test made my stomach turn like a boulder tumbling down Mount Everest.​

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