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What Keeps Me Up At Night.

This is the kind of thing that keeps me up at night, literally. It’s midnight, and I was trying to fall asleep but found myself thinking about the episode of Mom that aired a few hours ago. Now I’m writing this.   Spoiler alert: I’m going to discuss some minor...

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“The Woman in the Window” by Jameson Currier from The Haunted Heart and Other Tales, Chelsea Station Editions 2014. Originally published by Lethe Press, 2009. Well, this is startling. I read this story as part of Wilde Stories 2008 and because of that was so certain...

Kentuckiana Pride 2014

Last night was the Kentucky Pride Parade. Three hours before the event huge storms moved through the area, dumping a torrent of rain. Afterward it was overcast, threatening a repeat performance. As I headed downtown, equipped with a baseball cap, disposable rain...

Short Stories 365/107

“Subtle Poison” by Lucas J. W. Johnson from Speaking Out: LGBTQ Youth Stand Up (Bold Strokes Books, 2011). Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t this the first story in the project to feature a transgendered protagonist? This anthology is the most diverse one featured so...