Coby married a drug addict and he regrets saying ‘I do’.
When they got married, Coby said he’d never leave Jimmy. Coby stays through Jimmy’s nervous breakdown, but when he finds drugs and the meds Jimmy promised he was taking, the bottom starts falling out. Coby believes he’s the only person who can keep Jimmy stable; if Jimmy’s doing drugs again, Coby has failed. . For the first time in their relationship, Coby questions his efforts to save the marriage.
Tired of taking pills, Jimmy quits his psych meds cold turkey. He’s got a great job, good marriage, and he’s happier than he’s ever been…for the first week. The second week, he plasters on a smile, pretending he’s fine. Then, one misstep by his boss sends Jimmy into a tailspin that lands him on the psych ward for two weeks of fights and a battle of wills.
To save his marriage, Jimmy has to stay clean and stay on his meds. Coby has to find the confidence that made him say ‘I do’ in the first place. If he gives up, he might as well stamp Jimmy’s one-way ticket back to the streets he pulled him from. Neither one knows if they have the strength to save the marriage.
RESCUE ME is dual POV, LGBT contemporary fiction complete at 84,000 words. Elephant Bookshelf Press published my short story ‘Anguish’ in the anthology ‘Winter’s Regret’ in 2014. Thank you for your time and consideration.