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“Notes of the Founders” by Georgina Li from Like They Always Been Free (Queer Young Cowboys, 2014). I was leaning this way before reading this piece but am now convinced that, at heart, this author is a novelist. The second longest story in the collection, coming in...

Short Stories 365/188

“Like They Always Been Free” by Georgina Li from Like They Always Been Free (Queer Young Cowboys, 2014). The titular story of the collection, this entry could not come at a better time, immediately after the unrelenting harshness of life in the midst of civil war....

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“Goddamn Right” by Georgina Li from Like They Always Been Free (Queer Young Cowboys, 2014). Loeb and Whit live in a United States that has split into warring factions, the Redeemers and the Resistance. They belong to the latter group, and they work to move people and...

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“A Sort of Faerie Tale” by Georgina Li from Like They Always Been Free (Young Queer Cowboys, 2014). The author points out, deep into this tale, that it is “one not meant for children”. That’s because a white hot sexuality fuels it, underneath the lyrical prose and...

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“Blood Sugar Sex Magic” by Georgina Li from Like They Always Been Free (Queer Young Cowboys, 2014). Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with the first two stories in this collection because I reviewed “Closer to the Sky” as part of Best Gay Romance 2013...