THREE (Jake) threads will start out exactly alike but will diverge before the end of the first chapter. In each Jake makes a simple choice based on the circumstances at the time. There is yet a Fourth Thread from a different narrator (The Package Deal).
Jake - close to home is the ONLY Thread without a connection to the Philippines. It is in therefore some ways radically different from the other threads.
We all have forks in the road of our life. Like the "Loving Spoonful" sang, [We] "pick one and leave the other behind." That is what Jake does.
Here we learn of the consequences to Jake of choosing another fork. Each time it's a different choice at a slightly different point in his life. We get to consider, 'What would have happened if..."
Other stories contained in this universe are tied to one of the Jake histories and or borrow historical structure from the specific threads.
Are any of these threads and Jakes real? These stories are described as fiction... but what if one is not, or not completely?
|Cancer ended his happy marriage. Now he is lost. But someone is even more lost. A romance with minimal sex.
While NOT directly tied to Jake, please read Jake Joyfully or with Ganda first. There are no footnotes here and no explanations. The story assumes you know this already.
Tags: Ma/ft, Consensual, Heterosexual, White Male, Oriental Female, Slow
Sex Contents: Minimal Sex
||Retirement - SOL Version||Social Security would not be enough. There was no 401K. Whats a guy to do? Finding opportunity instead of fate. Directly tied to Jake with Joy. Please read Jake Joyfully first. There very few
footnotes here and no explanations. The story assumes you know this already by reading the Jake stories.
Tags: Ma/Fa, Ma/ft, Consensual, Reluctant, Coercion, Heterosexual, Cheating, Interracial, White Male, Oriental Female
Sex Contents: Some Sex