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“Patience, Colorado” by Rob Byrnes from Men of the Mean Streets (Bold Strokes Books). Edited by Greg Herren and J.M. Redmann. In “Carver Comes Home” the author dialed his trademark humor way back. Here it’s switched off. I thought I wouldn’t like that, but on the...

Short Stories 365/91

“Happy Hour at Café Jones” by Rob Byrnes from Fool for Love: New Gay Fiction (Cleis Press, 2009). Oh, it’s another humorous story from Rob Byrnes. As much as I was moved by “Carver Comes Home” in Best Gay Romance 2014, I love when he’s being funny and sweet at the...

Short Stories 365/49

“Carver Comes Home” by Rob Byrnes from Best Gay Romance 2014 (Cleis Press) Full disclosure: I have a story in this anthology. I had it on good authority (‘Nathan Burgoine) that Rob Byrnes sometimes writes without being funny. I also learned I already own a copy of...

Best Gay Romance 2014 is here!

Available now from Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. Trade paperback and ebook formats. http://www.amazon.com/Best-Romance-2014-R-D-Cochrane-ebook/dp/B00H6UOHEC/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1 Introduction• Timothy J. Lambert Strange Propositions • Eric Gober My Adventure with...

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Home today with the flu. Thankfully, I did a few of these on Saturday so I only have to push the button. “Saint Daniel and His Demons” by Rob Byrnes, from Saints & Sinners 2010: New Fiction from the Festival (Queer Mojo). Who hasn’t been through the heartbreak...