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1 Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1 34 1
1 Thank you for your creativity and insight in writing "The life begins at 25 - a well written story

J.R.

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1 Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1 33 1
1 I have read your story "The life begins at 25., (Just finished the last chapter) Very much enjoyed the story, and just wanted to let you know. I read a lot of stories on Nifty.

Thank you for your creativity and insight in writing a well written story.

Jay

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1 Friday, July 3, 2020 1 32 1
1 Hello Andrej,

My name is John and I am English, I am really sorry not to have contacted you before, to thank you for your wonderful stories, which you write with such passion and compassion. I always read them with tears streaming down my face, you are such an emotional writer. I confess that so far I have read only a few, but will continue steadily so as not to become too dehydrated through loss of tears! Seriously though, I absolutely love the gentle way you deal with sex in your stories, making them an accompaniment to, rather than the primary focus of the narrative . "Dear Eugenio" was so emotional and touching, as was also "The life begins at 25. As an old man, I love films and stories with a happy ending and I have spent most of my life trying to help others, sometimes I might add, with disastrous results. I am certainly no saint, and have to admit that sometimes my helping was prompted by ulterior motives, but then we all strive to find love in our own ways, I suppose.

Having just completed reading "We are presumed to be enemies", you have once again reduced me to tears of joy and happiness. Once again, I apologise for not writing sooner, but I have suffered all my life from a reluctance to put pen to paper, or in latter years, finger to keyboard. I am totally amazed at your amount of writings, and trust that you will continue for a long time to come. I assume that you are French, and are a citizen of France, a country which I dearly love, and where I have spent so many happy holidays and sometimes longer visits.

So please Andrej, stay safe and well in these troubled times, and I thank you once again for all the joy you have brought me, and I'm sure, many others,

John

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1 Friday, April 17, 2020 1 31 1
1 Andre,

The life begins at 25

when do you leave your home and go over to the park and check on the gym knowing full well the man you love resides on the top floor. I was hoping you would leave your Mom and be more independent and get a place of your own. When are you going to tell the guy above the gym that you want to meet and have sex with him? I can just imagine in a few more chapters that you will meet and even thought you are a handicapped person, he will fall in love with you. And your Mother will find the man of her dreams and you have found the man of your dreams. You go on to be lovers and you continue to pen novels for Gay Pied.

Keep up the good work,

Rich

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1 Wednesday April 22, 2020 1 30 1
1 Andrej,

I loved your story "life begins at 25", I think you are a great writer, wonderful sex, but also a very moving and touching story. Keep up the good work,

Ron

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1 Wednesday, April 22, 2020 1 29 1
1 Good day, Andre;

Thank you for sharing your story "life begins at 25" with us. I so enjoyed it and loved how it developed. It also gave me courage to move on to something myself. Only I fear that I may be moving too fast.

I so did enjoy "Life begins at 25"! I loved the way you presented the characters and how they came to know each other. I have longed to be with a guy who is gay, like myself. But I cannot find one here in Canada that would want to be with a man who is 65 with lots of handicaps. Although I am not in a wheelchair, I do have other problems that could cause problems if the other person does not love me totally.

You see, as I said, I am now a senior in my country. I grew up when it was not good to be gay. I am also very active in the church where, up to recently, it was frowned upon being gay. Marriage of a woman and man was the only proper way and still is although there are some churches that do same sex marriages. Mine, unfortunately is not one of them. I am a Priest and this complicates things. I am married because the church would not approve of me being gay. So to hide it, I got married. I love the woman I married very deeply. I do not desire to hurt her but she is so much older than I am. And she is fairly healthy while I am not very healthy. She told me after we got married that if I was gay, she would not tolerate this and she would leave me. I know that I do not wish this to happen for I love her that much. And yet, I am drawn to being with guys and having sex with them. I do not mind that they have sex with me and not make love to me. There cannot be a way that I could give it back. At least not yet. If the time is right and I am able, then I would love to find a man to live with and make love with.

Then I read your story about when "life begins at 25"". How I wish I was 25 again. Perhaps my life would have been so different. I know very well that my wife loves me deeply although there are times when I have doubts, minor doubts. But doubts just the same. I so wish that I could be with naked guys. I spent 19.5 years in the military reserve. I got to see a lot of guys naked.

I realize that this has become a very long narrative that I was going to leave as being short. Perhaps, there is a story for you to make somewhere. But I wanted to tell you the affect that your story affected me and I enjoyed so much. It helped me to make a move to a guy that I fall in love with since the first time I saw him. He is 29 but that is ok. He seems to be so beautiful inside and out. And I hope that some day we will meet so that I can make love to him and he to me.

Thank again for that story. I loved it so much.

Sincerely,

Larry

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1 Sunday, 20 December 2009 1 28 1
1 Just finished "life begins at 25" and also "the secret service" story over the weekend I loved them both.

I shall continue to work my way through the bookcase.

Regards Bob

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1 Thursday, 25 January 2007 1 27 1
1 Hi Andrew,

during these couple weeks, I've managed to read three of your stories, not because I took a long time to read, but because the lack of time I had :)

Anyway, the stories are "Money, Beauty, or Love", "Life Starts at 25" and "Akim, Akim...". I would like to say that I enjoyed the three of them.

In "Money, Beauty, or Love", I was kind of surprised with the conflict at the end, it was rather unpredictable, and I liked the twisting, even though it ended happily.

"Life Starts at 25" was better, because I love Jacques' character. It was predictable though, but it's okay :)

And the last one, "Akim, Akim..." was okay. There were just too little conflict between Akim and Piero, but I loved how your pictured their first sex encounter. It was lovely.

Well, sorry for my rambling. And I will read your other stories too :)

dizzy

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1 Thursday, 23 June 2005 1 26 1
1 Hello Andrej,

I found yor stories some years ago and i WAS FASCINATED!!! You write so nice and poetic tales which are on the other hand exciting and arousing. The most for me meant your story about handicaped boy in a wheelchair. I have as well some health problems and I was feeling like you knew me in person and wrote about my feelings.

At those time I did download your other stories and I am reading them in my PalmTop so I can use any free time to be with your heroes.

Thanks and best regards from Prague.
Jiri

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1 Saturday, 7 July 2001 1 25 1
1 The longer I muddle about with the internet, the more I realize that it's just like "real life." Imagine walking along a boulevard and seeing someone who is stunningly beautiful. The moment is caught, captured in a non-destructible brain cell like a snapshot. And then the person is gone from view. But you still have the "snapshot" to savor.

More to the point, imagine being introduced to someone whose conversation and ideas, whose looks and carriage are so impressive that you know you'd like to get to know them better. Much better. But time, "propriety," occasion prevents one from making that effort. And then the person is gone, the last impression a firm and friendly handshake.

Imagine then the joy, elation, euphoria when later and completely unplanned, you meet again with either the vision of beauty or the conversationalist and have time aplenty to explore unabashedly and unfettered "what makes them tick."

Today was such a day for me. Months ago I had visited the Nifty Archive and found, quite by chance, the story "Life Begins at 25" by an author whose name I had never seen before. Needless to say, I was entranced! Here was an actual love story, and since I'm a sloppy old Romantic now, the story was just what the doctor ordered. I would have gladly sacrificed being ambulatory if it meant that I could be held by the one person who loved me unreservedly. What a wonderful story!

Regretfully, there was no mention of a website and not many other stories listed, and I had foolishly not bookmarked the location of "Life." Since then, I have collected quite a few bookmarks for quality authors who know how to spin a good yarn. This morning I finally found a link to the Teenage Gay Boy Love Stories Webring, and on the first page was a link to your site!

This time I am smart enough to bookmark the site. (I'm not as stupid as I look, you know.) And what a site it is! It's going to take me months to fully explore all that you have to offer. But I will steel myself to the task. This will be one chore I actually look forward to each and every day.

Thank you for doing what you do and for doing it so well. I can only hope that in the twenty or so years left to me, if I have even that many left, that I can shed the label "neophyte author" and be worthy to sit in your shadow.

Sincerely,

Carl

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1 Tuesday, 05 June 2001 1 24 1
1 My dear André Koymasky,

I am a gay man, living in New Zealand, who likes to read your stories. Thanks and congratulation to you for making good reading available to me in such a delightfull presentation. I am reading "7 Brothers for Mel Baxter".

Thank you also for allowing your story, "Life Begins at Twenty-five" on the internet for me to read. I have spent the whole afternoon engrossed and at the same time looking forward to the end of the tale so that I can write this letter to you. I want most of all to say my thanks to you and to your revisors. I like your style of writing, although I am uncomfortable with sex stories that have young boys not adult, and I will read many of your writings.

Yours sincerely,
Bernie, in New Zealand.

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1 Saturday, 8 January 2000 1 23 1
1 Andrej,

I have visited your pages many times over the past few years. They are all done in excellent taste with color and layout. I have read many of your stories with great enjoyment. Many of them could be made into wonderful movies with taste and feelings. I especially recall "Life starts at 25" and "For Dress, A Tattoo". Your memorial pages are very heart felt and honors those who have left us with great sadness but also there bravery.

Thank you for presenting this information for the world.

Bill Baker

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1 Wednesday, 22 December 1999 1 22 1
1 Hello, Andrej.
I just wrote to you to comment on your story "Life Begins At 25"

All I can say is this: bravissimo!! All too often the main characters in erotic stories (especially in gay erotica) are painted as flawless, physically perfect specimens. There are not nearly enough stories that add the element of real-world elements as a forced disability and its psychological effects (as with Jacques). The story is beautifully written. It's almost unfair to the story to consider it erotica... I see it more as reality-based fiction... which happens to contain erotic elements. There is too great a need for more stories like this, and I'm glad to see that there are writers out there like yourself who are willing to take the risk of writing them.

Congratulations on creating such a fine work of literature!

Sincerely,
Heath

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1 Saturday, 25 September 1999 1 21 1
1 Hi Andrej

I have read five of your stories now and can't wait to read more. I don't think I could choose a favorite if my life depended on it they are all so well written. I have turned a few friends on to them and they are enjoying them as much as I am.

One of my friends has even decided to purchase his own computer since starting to read some of your stories. We went to the beach for a weekend away and I had printed The Star's Shadow and Life Starts at Twenty-Five to take with me. He started to read them and did not stop until he had read both of them. We visited your website after the trip and he was as impressed as I was the first time I visited.

Thanks again for sharing it and your stories with the world.

thanks
billy

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1 Sunday, 28 March 1999 1 20 1
1 Andre-

"Life begins at twentyfive" has moved me to tears.

The story "Priest, forever" on your home page leaves me speechless.

Within you lives the soul of the man I have yet to meet.

Dave E.

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1 Tuesday, 23 March 1999 1 19 1
1 Let me begin with a disclaimer, dear Andrej Koymasky [or however you should be addressed]:

Any laudations or criticisms I may offer are based on a reading of only one chapter of one of your writings, and my brief "visit" to your site.
So they are neither profound nor especially insightful. Bear with those givens, and accept, I beg you, what I offer as being well intended.

Your site is visually quite outstanding. I delighted in the colors. As an architect I enjoyed your conceit of grouping your divisions of your subject matter as items in the rooms of a house. A clever idea I haven't encountered before. I also enjoy the idea that, although you state your name is a pseudonym, you exhibit your photo. But, I forget. This is the internet. It could be anybody's photo, couldn't it, and you could be actually a blind, lame, black grandmother from Algiers, for all I can tell, no?

Well, I did enjoy the chapter of yours that I actually read. The one about the boy in the wheelchair living in Paris (Life begins at 25). I found it hard to accept the limits you set to the mother/son relationship. She appears more as a hired attendant in her emotions. But if you imagine her that way, that way she is. It is an interesting story, way beyond the pornography it purports to be.

I feel much honored to have encountered you, albeit it has been by the back door, so to speak. But isn't it always like that?

David

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1 Sunday, 14 March 1999 1 18 1
1 Andrej
The best I have read so far was "Life begins at 25" and I liked it the best because it was soooooo realistic and true to life. Your stories are so wonderful, they just make me want cum all over my lover, we read them together and sometimes to each other.
Keep up the GREAT work.

luv,
don

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1 Monday, 1 March 1999 1 17 1
1 I don't know where you got your writing prowess, but I couldn't put the story life begins at 25 down once I started to read it. It is really beautiful.
I hope that more of your stories can be translated into English and that they are as good as this one.
I cried several times during the reading because of the beauty of it.
Could there ever be a sequel? I'm sorry that I can't help you translate because I don't know Italian, but I hope that you do get some help soon and get more of your stories into English.
I am now printing out "Priest, forever" for reading later.
I am looking forward to it.

Signed
A grateful reader

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1 Saturday, 27 February 1999 1 16 1
1 Fantastic Story

I just finished reading your story "Life begins at 25" about Jacques and his partner... what a fantastic story... it restored my faith in relationships and love!
I commend you!

Lar

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1 Saturday, 27 February 1999 1 15 1
1 Hi Andrej,

I just read 'Life begins at 25' some days ago, and this one was absolutely fabulous!!

Have a great time

hugs

Michael

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1 Monday, 22 February 1999 1 14 1
1 Have read your story of Jacques and Alain, "Life begins at 25", and enjoyed it very much... it has much depth and sensitiviy and speaks of courage in loving the person who is deep within...
I am a psychologist who works with gay youth and young adults and your lines of Alain to Jacques about loving him for himself and noting that if he (Alain) or someone he loved had a perfectly whole body and was injured permanently in an accident, would he love him - the person - less?
It is what I tell the kids and young adults I work with who are so concerned about their looks without looking within.

Thank you so much...

ciao
jim

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1 Saturday, 20 February 1999 1 13 1
1 Dear Andrew:

Peace with smiles! I first read your "Priest, forever", and since I am a Catholic, it "suited" me, and I enjoyed it very much -- especially the excellent ending. Then I read your "Life begins at 25", which I also found to be excellent -- I have several friends who work with the handicapped, and I only wish I could share it with them, but I cannot (what would a nun think!?!). I have started your "Nunc Dimittis" (of course, the title caught my eye, since I am a former Latin teacher).

I have also visited your web site, and particularly wish to congratulate you for your Memorial Hall -- helps me to reinvigorate my praying. I often pray to that martyr of ours, Matthew Shephard.

Take good care of yourself.

Ciao, with brotherly affection,

Theo

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1 Tuesday, 16 February 1999 1 12 1
1 Comments:

I have been reading your story about life begins at 25 and I have fell in love with your style of writing. I just can't wait to read more!!!

keep up the great work!!!!

don mauger

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1 Monday, 15 February 1999 1 11 1
1 Andrej,

I just wanted to write you, to tell you how much I enjoyed your story "Life begins at 25". I, myself am handicapped, not wheelchair-bound like Jaques, but my entire left side is partially paralyzed. I really related on how Jacques felt, and I just wish someday I would be so lucky as he was to find a man so great as Alain.

I really would enjoy reading more of your stories.

Jimmy

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1 Sunday, 14 February 1999 1 10 1
1 Hi Andrej,

"Puppets Theater" is such a delightful story! Certainly not one in which you could predict an outcome until nearly to the end. A difficult task for a writer.

I have read "Priest, forever" -- a beautiful love story. Currently I am reading "Life begins at 25", also very good.

I look forward to seeing more of your work. You should really look for a publisher and put together a collection of your stories.

Have a good week

Richard

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1 Monday, 8 February 1999 1 9 1
1 Dear Andrej,

I have recently read your stories "Life begins at 25" 1, 2, and 3. I was dearly impressed by your style and plot development.

Thanks,
michael

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1 Friday, 29 January 1999 1 8 1
1 Thank you so much, Andrej,

I just read your story, "Life starts at 25", yesterday and today. I have been crying uncontrollably at times. Because of the beauty and love and passion of Jacques and Alain. I hardly know what to write to you, I am so full of emotion after reading the story. I am sure you must have heard this before.

I lost my last lover to AIDS. I have been alone since that time, except for a few flirtations with other HIV positive guys I have known. No love in my life, though. I think that is partly why the story grabbed my heart so strongly. My lover and I had a love like the boys in the story and I miss it dearly. Please don't think I am complaining or crying on your shoulder, on the contrary, you have lifted my spirits. I found such beauty in this tale, I had to let you know.

I will start now to read your other stories. I can't wait. I really am so moved by this beautiful story of love. Thank you again for writing it. I will also look around your site and find out more about you. I think you are a person I would be proud to call a friend.

For now,

Sincerely,

John

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1 Wednesday, 27 January 1999 1 7 1
1 I am 24, and I enjoyed your story "Life starts at 25" very much. I'm one of the lucky ones who has found his love..... just as Jaques and Alain did. Thank you for sharing your story.

D.S.

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1 Wednesday, 27 January 1999 1 6 1
1 Andrej,

I wanted to write to tell you just how much I enjoyed "Life starts at 25". The story really is wonderful, and you must be very proud of it.

One thing which made it very enjoyable for me is that the story is much more about love than about sex. I particularly liked the bit where Alain insisted on being allowed to love Jacques, which was a sharp contrast to my own situation, and it didn't take Jacques too long to give in. I am in love with someone who is, at the moment, fighting his feelings. If I push him just a little, he doesn't communicate at all. I know that he loves me really, but oh! if only he was a bit more like Jacques and didn't put up so much resistance!

Thank you for posting it to the newsgroup. I stayed up very late just to finish it off! You should consider having it published commercially, rather than just post it on the internet.

~ Tim

You wrote:

... In my home page I've put some of my stories. If someone wants to read
... them, the URL is

If someone wants to read them? Don't be silly! You'll have hundreds of hits!

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1 Thursday, 7 January 1999 1 5 1
1 Hello again,

As I told you, I downloaded some of your stories. And I read last night "Boy-san" and this morning "Life starts at 25". Actually I liked very much both stories, even to the point that I can't tell you if "Akim, Akim..." il still the one I appreciate the most !!!
Especially the story about Jacques and Alain, was very touching. It troubled me a lot and I couldn't get out of it : I left for my work only after finishing the story and it was about 12:30 (normally I start at 7:00) !!!!
What was troubling me? I think the similarities of my own I life were in both caracters !!! The reaction of Alain's father was the same as for my father. I was at that time a great athlet (swimming).
On the other side, I do have more similarities with Jacques - I do some writing (magazine articles), and most important I do have a handicap and I've some weight problems due to the inactivity. Even if my handicap isn't as important as the one of Jacques I could feel what you (he) was talking about.

Otmar

"la première vertu de l'homme est la tolérance"

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1 Tuesday, 15 December 1998 1 4 1
1 Hey Andrej!

I have been emailing with J D about some of his stories and some of mine, and he mentioned your Life begins at 25 and gave me your url.
Dude, love your site! It is way cool. I got distracted by Snotboy (you have to translate the rest!) and Boy-san and forgot to got to Life Begins at 25! Anyway, gives me a reason to go back. Have not had time to visit much else of the site, but it is on my Christmas break plans!

Just wanted to say thanks for the site! It is awesome.
Keep it up and keep it safe,

Jay

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1 Tuesday, 1 December 1998 1 3 1
1 Andrej-

I read with interest the first available chapters of "Life begins at 25". I have to tell you I was a bit surprised at the lack of occupational and physical therapy that Jacques received. If Jacques has enough sensory function and motor control to achieve an erection and orgasm by self-stimulation, then it's purely selfpity that is responsible for his mother having to push him everywhere he goes. Nowadays, at least in America, he'd be doing for himself, and probably using legbraces and crutches instead of a chair and he certainly would be going to school like the rest of the kids his age.

Other than that, your writing is as beautiful and lyrical as I've come to expect from you. I really enjoyed the "For dress a tattoo" story and am looking forward to reading the rest of "Life...".

Please keep translating as fast as you can.

cheers-

Regina

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1 Monday, 23 November 1998 1 2 1
1 My Dearest Friend,

"Life begins at 25"... it's a lovely story... it's erotically exciting yet, at the same time it has two very distinct messages that come out very well... the basic human desire for love and the need for tolerance.

Thank you very much for your wonderful story!

cheers,
James

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1 Tuesday, 31 March 1998 1 1 1
1 Reading "Life begins at 25", I was suprised that you've never been convalcesent... that's rather amazing to me that you weren't! You have an uncanny ability to get inside the minds of your characters. That's what I love about your stories.

yours,
Jacques

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