Matthew is the Co-Founder and one of the Directors of the Queermance Writers’ Festival, which runs every year in Melbourne and celebrates Queer relationships in fiction. To find out more about Queermance, check out www.queermance.com.au
An avid gamer and foodie, you can also find Matthew trying every restaurant he can find his way into, and sitting around gaming tables and sometimes writing fiction about them. Check out the Gaming tab for stories and other gaming related goodies–please note that there will likely be queer content. There will possibly be heterosexual content. You can also find him gaming on Youtube via webcam, and is probably best known for playing Elia’solor nar Ashru in AngelArts’ Mass Effect Collision Campaign.
When Patrick’s long-term girlfriend Li Ling dumps him just as he’s working up the nerve to propose, he ends up drunk on David’s couch—and later in David’s bed. Although initially reluctant to pursue anything beyond a one-time drunken tryst, David throws caution to the wind during an intimate dinner, where the two men also discuss Patrick’s dream of entering the food industry. Just as the friends-turned-lovers are settling into their new romance, Li Ling calls Patrick—she’s pregnant.
Convinced the announcement spells the end of their love affair and a return to their platonic friendship, David flees to Sydney to escape his heartbreak. But upon his return to Melbourne, David discovers the situation hasn’t gone the way he’d expected. There might still be a chance for David and Patrick’s dreams to come true if they can forgive each other’s mistakes and move forward.