Daron's Guitar Chronicles: Vols 1-3

Daron's Guitar Chronicles: Vols 1-3

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Cecilia Tan By ceciliatan Completed

Daron’s Guitar Chronicles tells the story of Daron Marks, a young gay guitar player, from about the time he is eighteen onward. He arrives at RIMCon (Rhode Island Musical Conservatory) in the mid-1980s, desperate to leave behind a dysfunctional family in New Jersey’s suburbs and discover himself. It’s the advent of MTV, AIDS, and punk versus metal, all of which will affect his journey searching for fame, artistic expression, and the courage to seek out the love he needs. Daron struggles with staying in the closet as much as he struggles to get his music heard. 

Daron’s Guitar Chronicles is a "bildungsroman," which is a fancy word for a novel where the coming of age process is long and gradual. It runs as a twice-a-week web serial at http://daron.ceciliatan.com where there are extras like liner notes, song lyrics, art, fan art, and more. 

Content Warning
The story you are about to read is intended for mature readers due to its sexual content and language. It may not be appropriate for all audiences. Please read at your own discretion.

  • 1980s
  • angst
  • boyxboy
  • fiction
  • gay
  • generalfiction
  • hardrock
  • lgbt
  • love
  • malexmale
  • rock
  • rockstar
  • taygetsthegay
  • teen
Callme_Des04 Callme_Des04 Oct 13, 2016
Great story ! I'm also writing my own The girl who touched the moon. Maybe you could check it out. ✌🏼
Ustabeeme Ustabeeme Feb 16, 2016
This is a reread for me too. I feel like I know Daron now, and this is a home movie of when we met. Trust me, this story is super absorbing. Cecelia is such an awesome writer that she makes these chapters come alive.
SlikSilver SlikSilver Aug 01, 2015
i can relate to the fake weed smoking. as someone who's played in a band before I can't say we ever really cared what we wore
verloren1983 verloren1983 Sep 16, 2014
Yay, re-read! So how exactly is this supposed to be working? Is it a chapter a day or something?
                              That being said, wow, Daron really has no backbone in the beginning, does he?
ceciliatan ceciliatan Mar 29, 2013
@Emoxxprincess I'm going to update more on Wattpad, too. I just haven't had the chance!
ceciliatan ceciliatan Dec 18, 2010
@Emoxxprincess Cool! When you get to the end of what's here, there's more at the Daron's Guitar Chronicles website, too!