EXPOSURE – a Kith and Kin short!

Kith and Kin will be released June 20, and if you haven't checked it out, you should do so! It's here on the site, and also over at Brain Mill Press. (If you head to BMP, do preorder Liz Jacobs' Abroad, which I absolutely fucking love. Queer coming of age, all the intersectionality, beautifully interwoven storylines. BUY THAT SHIT. Er. No. It's not shit. It's wonderful. Fuck it, you know what I mean. JUST BUY IT.) Ahem. Anyway. At some point I'll make a video about the writing/revising process of K&K, which was a wild ride, but until then I shall

June 8th, 2017|Categories: blog, free-stories|Tags: |
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STORIES! (Most of which are free!)

This is THE MASTER LIST OF STORIES AND SHORTS. Ahem. By series. *Crossovers indicated by asterisks. Stories tagged "Patreon" are available as ebooks to folks who support me on Patreon; links will take you to the appropriate post. After a year I open up the posts, so if it says "public", go play! Scientific Method Universe Queers of La Vista New Halliday Home Series The Ghost in the Penthouse Red and Bad Gym Featured image "Free" by Shane Adams on Flickr, used under Creative Commons license 2.0. Scientific Method Universe: (A number of SMU stories can be downloaded as an

February 2nd, 2017|Categories: blog, free-stories|

What Will Derrie Did When He Heard About US Marriage Equality (SFW)

This was apparently lost in the great web host fiasco of 2015. Here it is again! “What Will Derrie Did…” takes place on 26 June 2015. Because I had too many feelings and needed Will and Hugh and Tru to express them for me. SFW. It didn’t matter that it was a Friday morning, that Hugh and Truman both had to work. It didn’t matter that driving all the way to Oakland for a kiss (or, specifically, two) was a stupid idea and a waste of gas. Molly blinked tear-filled eyes across the kitchen at Will and said, “What’re you

February 2nd, 2017|Categories: blog, free-stories|Tags: |

Dillon and the Foreskin Snuggie (NSFW)

Dedicated to...you know who you are. Ahem. Anyway. Inspired by this bad boy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/259651572/to-order-12-kg-gigantic-monster-chunky Dillon and Gage from The Real Life Build. Enjoy. The best part about the new house (in the first six days of living there) was that it didn’t share a wall, or a floor, with anyone. No businesses, no residences, just them. Gage liked to tease that he still couldn’t make Dillon scream as much as he’d like without disturbing the neighbors, but it was a lot better than having the Dugout downstairs. The worst part was the broken furnace. And the fact that it took them three

January 31st, 2017|Categories: blog, free-stories|

Dynamics (NSFW)

This is a bit of a tease. There's no story here. The way you get the story is by joining the list (krisripper.com/subscribe). (If you're already on the list and you see this before 16 December 2016, don't worry, yours will hit your inbox Friday.) But. I thought I'd give you a little taste. This story takes place after One Life to Lose. It subtly alludes to but does not spoil events in that book and As La Vista Turns. To get the most out of it, you should at the very least have read The Queer and the Restless and One Life to

December 14th, 2016|Categories: blog, free-stories|Tags: , |

A Friendly Intervention (SFW)

This story is a crossover between Queers of La Vista and the Scientific Method Universe. It contains mad spoilers for QLV #1-4, so do not read it if you haven’t read those. Do not. **If you're reading this the week it posts, the first book in the series, Gays of Our Lives, is currently ninety-nine cents, so go pick it up!** What’re you still doing here? Did you read QLV? DID YOU? I don’t care how much you love Hugh Reynolds, don’t read this story. *narrows eyes* Did you hear me say SPOILERS? …Did you? Spoilers. Stop now! Unless you’ve read

December 12th, 2016|Categories: blog, free-stories|Tags: , , , , |

We Need a TARDIS (SFW)

I made a super ragey video about the election. Which I was encouraged to post. And also encouraged not to post. Then I wrote this instead, because fiction is always a better place for my rage. Also, Gwen in H2 on Facebook was reading Gays of Our Lives and a few of us were like, "Ha ha ha, Emerson's response to the election would be amazing." So here it is. This is not a polished, pristine story. This is working art, the kind of thing you make because you have a place for it, and maybe it ain't beautiful, but it serves

November 16th, 2016|Categories: blog, free-stories|Tags: , , |

Roan Parrish and I Read You Not Quite Bedtime Stories…

Halloween fun with Roan and Ripper! Come hang out with us! Er, so, apparently I forgot to mention that my thing is kind of a crossover? IT IS. As in the main character in The Queer and the Restless has a cameo in "The Boyfriends in the Boneyard", which I read to you below. I AM SO GOOD AT PROMO. YOU CAN TELL, RIGHT? So. Go buy The Queer and the Restless for more Ed, if you're into that sort of thing! (Hat tip to Kim B Ogre for catching the crossover!) Did you read "Mayfair" in Lead Me into Darkness? I'm sure

October 30th, 2016|Categories: blog, free-stories|Tags: , , |
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Bumped (SFW)

For Lalexander. Arriving home with Will along was a rare, and somewhat giddy pleasure. Truman found himself grinning as he listened to Will delightedly describe the special he planned to order at the restaurant. “Capers! God, I love capers so much, I swear. Is that weird? They’re just, like—“” Will leaned his head back as Truman activated the garage door to close behind them. He sighed dramatically. “Capers. So fucking good.” “I like capers,” Truman said, making his voice as neutral as possible. “You like capers? You LIKE them? What the hell? You can’t just like capers. You don’t understand

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Wait for It (SFW)

I can't hear "Wait for It" without catching on a certain line. It occurred to me that Hugh would catch on that line, too. Lyrics not used by permission, but used with my utmost admiration and respect, with no desire to profit from them. This is a bit of fan love right here. Hugh sat in his car and listened to the song again. He’d thought it was a joke gift; he wasn’t into musical theater, and Nick and Bernie knew that perfectly well. It didn’t matter how many people thought Hamilton was incredible—that wasn’t much of an endorsement. People

September 21st, 2016|Categories: blog, free-stories|Tags: |