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“His Paper Doll” from Trysts: A Triskaidecollection of Queer and Weird Stories by Steve Berman (Lethe Press 2001). It’s Tuesday night and Richie and his best friend Han are bored. They’re too young to drive, which means they’re also too young to go to clubs, or to...

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“Stormed and Taken in Prague” from Trysts: A Triskaidecollection of Queer and Weird Stories by Steve Berman (Lethe Press 2001). This is one creepy and suspenseful tale, the story of an expatriated American in Prague who frequents a nightclub where sexual encounters...

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“Beach 2” from Trysts: A Triskaidecollection of Queer and Weird Stories by Steve Berman (Lethe Press 2001). This is the first story by Steve Berman that I read. He piqued my curiosity by posting a bold statement to a Facebook thread I was following (a common...

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“Henry and Jim” by J M Snyder, originally published in Best Gay Romance 2008 (Cleis Press). This is the story of two men who have been each other’s everything for a lifetime. Partners. Lovers. Husbands in every way except legally, because that wasn’t a possibility....

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“The Sandwich Artist” by Shane Allison, Best Gay Romance 2013 (Cleis Press). Edited by R. D. Cochrane and Timothy J. Lambert. This story about two soon-to-be college graduates was another light-hearted respite from the heavier tales in the anthology, though I must say...