Our Autumn Fire
SYTYCW Top 25 Finalist 2014
Cassidy's bartending job and dreams of being a professional dancer give her a strict no romance attitude, especially since her mother's recent passing. Elliot, on the other hand, is a savant when it comes to charming the ladies, but he makes his intentions clear. He'd much rather harass his best friend and make money doing graphic designs than have a steady relationship. However, trouble brews when these two self-sufficient individuals are thrust together in the midst of their friends' life-defining discoveries of heritage, sexuality, and loyalty. They say spring is for new love... But fires blaze in autumn.
Our Autumn Fire is a contemporary romance with elements of the literary genre. Touching on themes of self identity, heritage, and sexuality, the story follows a group of six individuals juggling major life changes and the curve balls that come with them.
Elliot Quentin is a freelance designer with a side of him that never left the party days of college behind. Struggling with a new client who may have just spawned from hell, he finds solace in his interactions with the quiet, but spunky Cassidy Latton.
Cassidy is a bartender vying to join a prestigious dance troupe and fulfill her dreams of becoming a professional dancer. Although she's still affected by her mother's passing, she is able to be the rock for her two roommates: Hayley Patel and Alicia Lang.
Hayley works with a company that likes to run her ragged, but that's hardly her focus. She's been having thoughts about trying to find her biological parents, and her childhood friend Wesley Holter may have just convinced her to do it.
Wesley Holter loves being a teacher at the local high school, but when his roommate and college buddy Elliot makes a stupid joke about him on campus, his world turns upside down.
Meanwhile, Alicia despairs over her long time boyfriend Andre Soto. Quiet, shifty, and just a bit suspicious, his actions may just tear them apart.