Chapter 1 The Interview APPRENTICE RYAN

Marcus was very pious by nature. He’d always looked to the church and scriptures for guidance and truth. While others his age were obsessed with social... [read more]

Chapter 2 The Calling APPRENTICE RYAN

It’s not like Marcus could hide it. Even when he tried to deny it, the secret of his sexuality was painted all over his face. The way he looked at older... [read more]

Chapter 3 Disciplinary Action APPRENTICE RYAN

A boy’s sexuality is irrelevant to the Masons. While many acts of homosexuality occur, it is often the case that the leaders and initiates live very... [read more]

Chapter 4 Atonement APPRENTICE RYAN

Apprentice Ryan’s body shook like a leaf as he bent over the bench. He looked at the dark, glistening knobs beneath him, a sort of trail of where he... [read more]

Chapter 5 The Covenant APPRENTICE RYAN

Apprentice Ryan’s devotion to the order was profound. After a lifetime of lessons on obedience and blind loyalty, the Masons were able to help him go... [read more]

Chapter 6 Ordination APPRENTCE RYAN

Right from the beginning they told me that my body didn’t belong to me. They said if I wanted to join the Brotherhood, I’d need to keep myself pure... [read more]