Short Stories 365/134

“Rhinestone Magic” by J. R. Greenwell from Saints and Sinners 2014: New Fiction from the Festival (Bold Strokes Books).  Full disclosure: I have a story in this anthology. This story is tamer than the author’s entry last year (For my review of that story see Short...

Short Stories 365/60

“Victoria” by Erik Orrantia from Foolish Hearts: New Gay Fiction (Cleis Press, 2014). Daniel and Osvaldo have spent decades carving out a place for themselves in rural Mexico, sharing the hard work of running a cattle ranch while dodging the suspicions of their fellow...

Short Stories 365/57

“How To Be Single At A Wedding” by David Puterbaugh, from Foolish Hearts: New Gay Fiction (Cleis Press, 2014) Friends Natalie and Peter are the Best Man and Maid of Honor for her brother Brian’s wedding to Jason, and the only single people attending the event. Nervous...

Short Stories 365/56

“Hello Aloha” by Tony Calvert, Foolish Hearts: New Gay Fiction edited by Timothy J. Lambert and R. D. Cochrane (Cleis Press, 2014). This sweet story is a great opener to this collection and one of several that, not too surprisingly, use a same-gender wedding...

Short Stories 365/28

“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....