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Keep your furbabies safe tomorrow, people.
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For fans of Clive Barker and H.P Lovecraft: THRESHER, a short horror film:
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I need to raise money so I can afford Jezabelle's pet deposit for the move to San Antonio in August! So if you need #book #formatting or #copyediting services, hit me up! Find more information at http://buff.ly/1LCu0dN
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Rather 'meh' day on the writing front. Publisher who was interested in my work wanted to postpone negotiations. So... self-pub I stick!
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A picture similar to this one inspired a short story called CAMERA SHY, which I'm working on now.
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Given that I’ve been running an AMA on Reddit the past few days, I’ve gotten the chance to see questions from a public who is not specifically looking for information about HIV and have instead stumbled across it just by looking at its subforum. One of the questions I’ve been asked is how the community (health and those around me) have responded to my diagnosis. I wanted to shed a little light on that through a blog post.

Since my diagnosis on November 17th, 2014, my life has been a bit of a whirlwind. Though it’s only recently started to slow down, the amount of pressure I’ve been under (both physically and emotionally) has been extremely tolling. Being diagnosed with a life-changing illness isn’t an easy thing. It weighs on your mind unlike any physical burden you can imagine–which then, in turn, causes your body to have adverse reactions. Stress is a horrible hormone that we still haven’t adapted to in our modern age. Because of that, I’ve dealt with various symptoms (stomach aches, headaches, and eating problems not included.) I am happy to say, however, that I’ve had a lot of support from the community.

Every person I have seen regarding my diagnosis (from government officials, to doctors, to specialists) has been extremely supportive. I’ve talked about how I was required to meet with a health and human services agent regarding my past sex partners, about the mountains of paperwork I’ve had to fill out with social workers, and about my first meeting with my specialty doctor. I have also discussed how a previous partner reacted to the news of my diagnosis. In all, though, everyone I have encountered has been incredibly supportive and very understanding. Even people whom are not familiar with the condition have asked questions about what I’m going through, and while some may believe that I’ve gone a bit too far in detailing the experience(s) surrounding my condition, I’ve found just as much appreciation because of it. Through my blogging, I am breaking a stigma–shattering, in effect, the red tape of taboo that fences off my condition from the rest of the world. The community of HIV professionals, sufferers and supporters has been overwhelmingly supportive. For that, I can’t thank people enough.

So when people ask, How has your experience been? I can say, Good. Not once have I felt judged by any professional I’ve seen. That, I feel, is the most important part of this whole journey: that I’ve been treated human and not degraded for anything I’ve done. It makes talking to people a lot easier, especially when they are willing to listen.
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I just completed a 3,000-word story called CAMERA SHY, wherein a social media celebrity finds out just what fame can do. It'll be appearing in my ongoing short story collection, MATERIAL THINGS, within the next few days. Download it now on Kindle and get the free update once the new version comes out!
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I want to do a take questions from the public about #HIV. If you have a question, message me here or ask at
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Wednesday morning brought to you by WTF? dog.
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My #short #stories are available for #free on #Kindle, #Nook, #iBooks and more! Get MATERIAL THINGS now:
Horror. Fantasy. Sci-Fi. Dark Romance. Bizarro. Coming-of-Age. Contemporary. Strange. Since 2007, Kody Boye has been making the world strange one story at a time. In this ongoing collection of short fiction, experience love gone wrong, individuals driven to the brink of insanity, hope found in ...
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Have you subscribed to my mailing list? No? You should! This way you'll know when new books are released, when giveaways happen, and other general shenanigans occur! Click the link below to be taken to a direct signup page!
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For those of you who expressed interest in assisting me financially with my move to San Antonio, medical bills relating to my treatment transportation costs, and other miscellaneous things, I've created a Patreon account (in conjunction with my Tumblr blog) where you can donate monthly. Perks for being a Patron include free eBooks, signed paperbacks, and some other stuff. You can find out more below:
Patreon is empowering a new generation of creators. Support and engage with artists and creators as they live out their passions!
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Writer | Gaybo | Eccentric Individual | Crazy Cat Lady
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Hi. My name is Kody (Boye to be exact.) I write horror and dark fantasy fiction for a living (The Brotherhood Saga being some of my most notable work.) I grew up in Southeastern Idaho but now live in Austin, TX, have a rescue cat named Jezabelle, and am a blossoming crazy cat lady who cries over kittens whenever he sees them. You can find out more about me and my cat lady self at www.kodyboye.com (and look at my books while you're there, please.)