Bear Naked

  • Title: Bear Naked
  • Author: J.L. Merrow
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 267
  • Format: ebook
  • Bear Naked Dear Author I can t even begin to say how embarrassed I am for sitting here with a stomach full of butterflies I ve never done anything like this before Hell I m NAKED I ve never even kissed and I m
    Dear Author,I can t even begin to say how embarrassed I am for sitting here with a stomach full of butterflies I ve never done anything like this before Hell, I m NAKED I ve never even kissed and I m sitting here nekkid That damn Phil It s his fault He said that I would have the best time Yeah, right Phil and I had been best friends since kindergarten We did everyDear Author,I can t even begin to say how embarrassed I am for sitting here with a stomach full of butterflies I ve never done anything like this before Hell, I m NAKED I ve never even kissed and I m sitting here nekkid That damn Phil It s his fault He said that I would have the best time Yeah, right Phil and I had been best friends since kindergarten We did everything together He always had my back and looked out for me Phil was a joker, the cool jock, and straight I was still am the shy one My head was always in a book Yeah, that s me in the glasses with a bowl of cereal for a loin cloth Thank the gods for cool glasses these days, yeah Even when I got up the courage to tell Phil that I was gay, he didn t hate me for that He wanted me to be happy He told me that he always knew and said, What took you so long to tell me He accepted me All the fretting I d done over telling him, geez Phil got sick last January I was with him till his last day at the hospice Damn, I miss him so much We he planned this trip two years ago on a whim on a dare really Phil had dared me to venture out in life What Like I didn t already have one He laughed at that and said that work and books were not the only things in life for a cool teddy bear Coulda fooled me Teddy bear He wanted to help me come out of my shell He got some travel brochures for Gay resorts Yup, that s how Phil rolled, coz he thought I d never do it We looked them over, and guess which one he picked You got it the nekkid, clothing NOT optional resort Coming out of your shell, my ass I was terrified I didn t show it then and laughed it off But oh god, when I got home So here I sit My first morning here in my birthday suit for chrissake along with every guy here Shit, what am I doing I met the guy sitting across from me this morning standing in the food line Guess where my bowl was He introduced himself and asked if we could sit together for breakfast Courage, courage, I said yes Ahhhhhh What am I supposed to do now Everything is all new How am I going to get through the rest of this trip Help Photo Description Two burly, middle aged, naked men sit in wooden chairs, eating at a tiny round table The slightly younger, smoother man with a dark crew cut holds his bowl up and gazes across at the other s bowed greying head The second man stares down through wire framed glasses at his bowl, held strategically over his groin, his feet awkwardly curled over each other.This story was written as a part of the M M Romance Group s Hot Summer Days event Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.Read the story here or find it in Don t Read in the Closet, Volume 1.__________Genre contemporaryTags gay m m, bears, nudists, first time, fluff, holiday romance, coming out, humorWord Count 2,997

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    About J.L. Merrow


    1. JL Merrow is that rare beast, an English person who refuses to drink tea She read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, where she learned many things, chief amongst which was that she never wanted to see the inside of a lab ever again Her one regret is that she never mastered the ability of punting one handed whilst holding a glass of champagne.She writes across genres, with a preference for contemporary gay romance and the paranormal, and is frequently accused of humour Her novella Muscling Through was a 2013 EPIC Award finalist, and her novel Slam won the 2013 Rainbow Award for Best LGBT Romantic Comedy Her novel Relief Valve is a finalist in the 2015 EPIC Awards.JL Merrow is a member of the UK GLBTQ Fiction Meet organising team.Find JL Merrow online at jlmerrow, on Twitter as jlmerrow, and on Facebook at facebook jlrrow


    440 Comments


    1. 2 starsIt was weird and awkward – well, at least for the main character, as it was his first time in a (view spoiler)[nudist gay holiday resort (hide spoiler)]. The plot is superficial, and so are the characters. The ending is great, though a little bit fairy tale-like.

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    2. 2.5 awkward, but curious stars!When I read the prompt for this story, I wasn’t sure if I should even give it a try, but I’m happy that I did. It wasn’t an amazing read, but it was a little different and quite entertaining – but I couldn’t stop feeling a little awkward. That might be kind of good considering the fact that the main character also felt awkward in the situation he found himself in! I really liked the ending by the way! Once again, the main problem with this free contributi [...]

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    3. Cute story! I only wish the picture prompt was still there. It shows an image error where the pic should be :(

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    4. *** 3,5 nudist stars ***Certainly the most original prompt and plot until now in this anthology. Got an extra half star for that alone. This is the only story I think I've ever read where the characters starts out with their clothes off and finishes with their clothes on. Was it good? Well, it was a bit short and lacking, I would have loved to know more, but it was cute and it put a smile on my face. :DThe story fit the picture and prompt perfectly.I have a few status updates too, check'em out [...]

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    5. Hal was cute even though I'm not at all into bears. This had a lot of potential, but unfortunately it was like someone deleted the entire middle of the storyd all the dirty bits.

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    6. This was a cute little story. It had a lot of potential but it was too short. It seemed a bit more like an outline than an actual story, IMO. Still, I loved Hal and his insecurities as well as Miki and how cute they both were. It was a nice story with a very cute ending. I loved these guys, they put a sweet smile on my face, so I hope there's more to come of them.

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    7. Story Prompt:I can’t even begin to say how embarrassed I am for sitting here with a stomach full of butterflies. I’ve never done anything like this before. Hell, I’m NAKED! I’ve never even kissed and I’m sitting here nekkid? That damn Phil! It’s his fault. He said that I would have the best time. Yeah, right. Phil and I had been best friends since kindergarten. We did everything together. He always had my back and looked out for me. Phil was a joker, the cool jock, and straight. I wa [...]

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    8. ***Read as part of the free Don't Read in the Closet: Volume One anthology. Story #15***Hal, the shy bear, made me smile a lot. So adorable! He and Miki meet and fall in love on vacation in a gay nudist resort.LOVED the prompt!There was just one thing that bothered me. (view spoiler)[The off-page sex. (hide spoiler)] I know, I'm too pervy for my own good! ;-)3.5 stars rounded down

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    9. I loved this story. But the best bit had to be the twist at the end. His friend was definitely still looking out for him. My only complaint and the reason it got four instead of five stars was that it was too short. I wanted more.

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    10. A story of sweet love prompting a photo description of M/M genre. I haven't seen the photo so I'd not know how justifiable this story built upon the picture selected to write this story.It is a simple short story of a shy guy, who has gone on a vacation to a naked gay resort honouring his dead best friend, and met a guy completely opposite, very forward, kinky for his nature. Like two opposite sides, always, attract; the differences between the two main characters created a cute and lovely atmos [...]

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    11. 3.5 I wished there had been more to this story. Cute!

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    12. This story was part of the M/M Romance Groups' Hot Summer Days Event. I love these projects because it matches an M/M writer with a photo and a reader request. To view the photo and request that inspired this story click on the link below: (WARNING: contains M/M situation with non-graphic nudity)/topic/show/5Okay - I have to admit that this was not my favorite picture. These two "bears" are not my physical ideal so when Hal kept saying how hot Miki was, I really had to try to use my imagination [...]

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    14. A sweet short story, it tells us about Hal who, in order to fulfil a promised made to a dead friend, finds himself in a nudist gay meeting in a coast resort. Hal has to struggle to overcome his shyness when finding himself surrounded by naked men. In his very first morning there he happens to meet Miki, and after an awkward starting, they stick together and share some unforgettable days. But Hal refuses to keep in touch when coming back to their ordinary lives, convinced that Mike is way too han [...]

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    15. OMIGOD!!!! What a surprising and wonderful twist at the end! I LOVED this: "How long are you in town for?" Miki laughed. "Oh, pretty much forever. Dude, I work just a couple of blocks away. I've seen you in here plenty of times—I dug the way you looked, with your nose always stuck in a book, but I figured you were straight. When I saw you on vacation I thought no way was I going to let that opportunity pass me by." I so did not expect this and WOW! It just blew me away. Kismet Thanks JL,I didn [...]

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    16. This is a really cute/sweet little diddy about how two men find each other at a nude gay resort. I laughed out loud several times (a big reason it got 4 stars from me. humor. )It really felt like this story was more of a teaser/starter for a longer work. I really hope it is. I would love to see more from this couple. They are so cute, and for a shorty, it was very well written.Def. read this if you want a cute snack of a story.

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    17. Well written and humourous. I admit I'd have prefered a longer story but this was easily the best story I've read today despite being the shortest. No desperate attempt to squeeze sex into a short story and sacrifice story development in the process, no sweeping declarations of love after a few hours, just the right words, perfect pacing and a nice little twist at the end.

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    18. Don't Read in the Closet: Volume OneMy Rating System:* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.

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    19. No way, no way, no way! I feel cheated.I was going fine and all of a suddenly everything has already passed and i didn't even get a glance of anything not the romance or the bits I was so looking forward to the development of this story I was cheated!

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    20. Sweet self-discovery story about a older geek - Hal who's never had a boyfriend. His best friend has convinced him to go to a naked gay resort to try and bring him out of his shell, but it's Miki who take Hal in hand when he gets there.

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    21. rating: 3/5Funny, cute and just a little over sappy. However, there just wasn't the time to develop characters or much of a story. This has so much potential but its missed within such a short story.

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    22. A perfectly wonderful story and so fitting for that picture! I loved the bittersweet emotion surrounding Hal being on the vacation due to his friend Phil, Hal's overall shyness, and Miki's sweet persistence!! The ending was a great unexpected twist:)

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    23. What a sweet story! I enjoyed Hal's self-discovery as well as his loving loyalty to his late friend by honoring the promise he had made. Well done!

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    24. I love that Merrow can always make me laugh no matter how long or short the story.

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    25. Great tease. Now I want to read all the missing pieces.

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    26. Sweet story but kind of sketchy. I also find it kind of hard to believe that at guy that old is a total virgin

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